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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Formerly known as the Amherst Museum, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village gives groups the chance to explore the role of Niagara and the Erie Canal in the Industrial Revolution. 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228. Tel: 716-689-1440. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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1812 Homestead Farm & Museum

4403 Rte. 22, Willsboro, NY 12996. 518-963-7816. Offers hands-on experience of daily rural life on an early 1800s farm. Fee.

Erie Canal Village

5789 Rome New London Rd. (Rtes. 46 & 49), Rome, NY 13440. 315-337-3999. Outdoor living history museum that features a reconstructed 19th century settlement. Fee.

Ganondagan State Historic Park

Learn about the culture of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) on a tour of the site's Seneca Art & Culture Center and Seneca Bark Longhouse. 1488 NY-444, Victor, NY 14564. Tel: 585-742-1690. Cost: Fee.

Historic Cherry Hill

523 1/2 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202. 518-434-4791. Travel back in time with age-appropriate programs including the “Hudson River Trading Game”, an interactive activity that immerses students in 18th century trade and economics through role-playing on a 34-foot game board and a planetarium experience. Fee.

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

History comes alive for groups with costumed staff demonstrating musket drills, blacksmithing, military medicine, and more. 74 Temple Hill Rd., New Windsor, New York 12553. Tel: 845-561-1765 ext. 22. Cost: Free.

NY Renaissance Festival

600 Rte 17A, Tuxedo, NY 10987. 845-351-5174. Merriment Abounds, Excitement Awaits, Join the Adventure and spend your Day with us! Experience the Renaissance with Robin Hood and his men, Jousts and Armored Knights, the production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and many other fun productions and activities for kids. Fee.

St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. 914-667-4116. See costumed re-enactments describe and interpret important events of the American Revolution. Mt. Vernon. Free.