The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center has been in operation since 1964. Overlooking the old Champlain Canal Lock 4, the museum is in a perfect spot for visitors to explore the rich history and culture of this area at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Located inside the Hugh White Homestead, the museum has a fascinating history of its own as well! This Greek Revival building is a testament to the goal of the museum to preserve and educate visitors on our local history for future generations - from early settlers and native inhabitants, to the use of the waterways surrounding Waterford for military, communication and trade purposes, the canal networks, the industrial history, the Button Fire Engines, and the immigrant history of many living here, there is so much to be explored. Just a short distance away from the Harbor Visitors' Center, the museum offers special programs throughout the year!
Our museum season is from the first weekend in May through the end of October, but our permanent exhibit is open year-round by appointment. The George and Anabel O'Conner Research Library and Archive is located on our upper level and is available to researchers upon appointment only.
General museum admission:
$6 per adult $5 children/seniors (65+)
Free admission children under 6 and for museum members
We are a member of the Blue Star Military Program offering free admission with military ID for up to 4 people
Learn more by visiting our website: www.waterfordmuseum.com
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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