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Cornwall Brothers Store & Museum

36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1301
+1 315-482-4586
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Lots of history

This is a great place to learn about the history of Alex Bay. History of many of the old businesses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
huneycuttdavid
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Browns Summit, North Carolina
No one there during posted "open" hours

We tried to visit on Saturday June 30, curtailing our visit with Uncle Sam at Boldt Castle. Despite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
robNrom
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
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“local history” (11 reviews)
“general store” (2 reviews)
“boldt castle” (5 reviews)
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36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1301
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+1 315-482-4586
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about the history of Alex Bay. History of many of the old businesses and hotels . Very knowledgeable staff and great displays.

Thank huneycuttdavid
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to visit on Saturday June 30, curtailing our visit with Uncle Sam at Boldt Castle. Despite the sign on the door indicating the museum was open on Saturday until 5 PM, at 4 PM there was no one to be found. Better call...More

Thank robNrom
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a small museum that offers a lot of displayed information about the history of the town from general commerce to boating. A lot of information about the boating industry and even a video on the area you can sit and watch. It's on...More

Thank wperruna
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

If you are looking for an interesting local collection and something unique, stop in and look around. Nice place to pick up some seasonal items, and you can leave your hat on!

Thank mdkadk
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We arrived close to 4 so weren't able to see everything. Its free with a donation if you wish. If you are trying to kill and hour or so I would go here.

1  Thank kimutes
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you're interested to find out why Alexandria Bay exists or the boating history of the area you must stop by the Cornwall Store. The original general store (the Amazon shopping of the gilded age) this is a wonderful view of the past. Changing exhibits...More

Thank Elayne L
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. It is quite small, but as long as you show up with realistic expectations, you will thoroughly enjoy your visit. First of all, the price is right -- free or a donation. Second: We only had 90...More

2  Thank mom2girls2016
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

When walking around town we came upon the museum. The original architecture is mostly intact and the building is charming. We were up on the Bay for a boating vacation, so this provided a great kick start to that. The staff was knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Stopped by in the late afternoon and fully enjoyed the museum items and local history write ups. Lots of great photos and memorabilia. Outstanding view of Boldt Castle, which is just across the river. While looking out the upstairs windows, we watched huge container ships...More

Thank Happygrandma10
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

A great way to enrich your visit to the region. Full of historical tidbits for history buffs, very friendly staff, and books for sale!

Thank Doll_Lil
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