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McClurg Museum

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Lots of history

Stopped for a “quick tour” which ended being close to two hours. There is a lot to see & the tour... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Lisamnicholas
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Buffalo NY
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Historical little gem

It's a history lesson for all who go there, and everyone should! Too many people, travelers through... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
artisanshands
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Chautauqua County, New York
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The museum opened its doors in 1951 in Chautauqua County's first brick mansion. The house was built in 1818 by pioneer James McClurg, the wealthy son of a Pittsburgh industrialist. Its grand salons and formal rooms stood in sharp contrast to the...more
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NYS Rts 394 & 20, Moore Park, Westfield, NY 14787
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a “quick tour” which ended being close to two hours. There is a lot to see & the tour guide was knowledgeable. Interesting to hear the stories of the homes owners.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

It's a history lesson for all who go there, and everyone should! Too many people, travelers through Westfield and lifelong residents, are simply not aware of the vast wealth of history that was right here in this small village, and here in this home for...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

It was a wonderful experience. A beautiful building set in a very picturesque park. I attended a reception there that was just lovely

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This house was built in unbroken wilderness almost 200 years ago. It is an amazing mansion and the headquarters for the Chautauqua County Historical Society. It is an example of the saying "if you build it, they will come". There is a civil war room,...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

For $5.00 (students & children free) you time travel for an hour and a half back into the 1800's. Where else could you hold in your hands a Civil War Springfield rifle, or a Civil War Captain's Saber, or play an 1850's reed organ called...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

$5 to tour, free for students. The two tour guides were older folk, probably around 80 or so husband and wife. The man who showed us around was absolutely a joy to be around, and had a wealth of information to share about the history...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were lucky to be shown around by the curator of the museum who had many interesting stories to tell. We could have stayed all day listening to the history of the house, area and local residents. Particularly enjoyed the hands on approach, letting us...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quite a grand old home and so nice to see it is being shared with the public in the park. Some very interesting history.

Thank Jeanne K
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Impressive collection! Concise, informative one hour tour. Lovely park setting. I think even kids and teens would like this tour- mine would have!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were welcomed to the museum by Saundra Brown and an intern. Ms. Brown gave us a wonderful 70 minute tour of the home - telling us about all its residents and the history of the area. It was informative and fun and very engaging.

Thank Barbara D
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It was $5 last summer.
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