200 S. James St.
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 336-4300
Fax: (315) 336-4492
Arts & Museums
The Erie Canal Village is a recreation of the 19th-century settlement, which existed in this area. The site of the museum is where the process of building the Erie Canal started. You will get to see some colonial buildings where people dressed in period costumes go about their daily chores. There are several interesting events and activities like cruises and boat rides, blacksmith demonstrations and other things that are exciting to attend. A must visit for everyone interested in history or exploring a different aspect of the city.
Located the Downtown Oneida, Cottage Lawn was designed and established in 1849 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Done up in Gothic Revival style of architecture, the building became home to the Cottage Lawn Museum and the headquarters for Madison County Historical Society in late 1900s. Open on weekdays, the museum offers guided and self-guided tours to interested visitors. Apart from this, Cotton Lawn also hosts various cultural and social events throughout the year.
Structured and built in 1893, John C. Hieber Building is a renowned historic building in Utica. The five story building conjugating eloquent red bricks is built by local architect Frederick H. Gouge. It comprises of a popular children’s museum. Open on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:15a to 12:30p, it is accessible throughout the year. The pricing is commercially viable and it promises to be an educationally-gratifying experience. The Iroquois Native American Longhouse, located on the second floor, constitutes of Native American artifacts, displays, interactive kiosks, and much more. It is the lone children’s museum in the entire nation to be adopted by the NASA and the Office of Science. On the whole, a perfect indulgence for some knowledge gaining.
The Canal Town Museum was previously a bakery in the state of New York that was later converted into a museum. The building was constructed in the year 1873. and was used as a commercial and residential space. It showcases exhibitions on local history and culture of Old Erie Canal. This unique structure is also on the National Register of Historic Places.