New York State

Palmyra Historical Museum

A former hotel and tavern, Palmyra Historical Museum features 23 themed rooms that reveal the history of the town of Palmyra. Palmyra was a stop on the Underground Railroad for freedom seekers that were on their way to Canada, which is detailed in maps, artifacts, and research materials at the museum. Permanent exhibits at the museum contain photographs, toys, dolls, and much more. Groups will enjoy learning about famous figures of Palmyra such as Joseph Smith, Admiral Sampson, General John Swift, and even Sir Winston Churchill, whose grandparents were from the area. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 132 Market Street, Palmyra, NY 14522. Wayne County. Tel: 315-597-6981. Email: bjfhpinc@rochester.rr.com. Website: www.historicpalmyrany.com. Hrs: Vary by season.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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