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Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
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Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes is one of New York State's most historic areas. From the Gaffer District's own important place in the history of glass making, and the restored architectural wonders that line Market Street, to the people who not only made their mark on the world, but helped make this region famous, you're invited to slip between the pages of history and explore the past.

For architecture and design enthusiasts, Buildings Alive! is a historic and architectural walking tour through the Gaffer District, Corning's famed downtown. Learn about the past lives of the buildings on this self-guided tour. Don't miss a stroll across the Centerway Walking Bridge, which was named American Public Works Association Historic Restoration & Preservation's "Project of the Year" in 2014. The bridge, constructed in 1921 (the same year that the Yankees purchased 20 acres in the Bronx to build another New York landmark, Yankee Stadium) features glass pavers, lawns, perennial gardens and a maze. This unique pedestrian walkway connects downtown Corning's Gaffer District to the Corning Museum of Glass.

Step into bygone era at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes in Corning. Watch blacksmith's ply their trade, shop in the country store, and visit the farm animals after exploring the village's buildings, including the Painted Post Tavern, which was constructed in 1796.

Spread your wings at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, where the "Father of Naval Aviation" first fell in love with speed and flight. See original and reproduction aircraft, antique cars, boats and bicycles. Temporary exhibits feature everything from Civil War artifacts to props and costumes from iconic action films such as Indiana Jones and National Treasure.

After exploring the skies, ply the seas at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum on the tip of Keuka Lake, to see more than 100 boats representing the best in design and performance of the last century. Vintage vessels, on-going restoration projects, and boat-building workshops make this a must-stop for any skipper worth his kippers.

Pay your respects at the peaceful campus of the Bath National Cemetery and Historical Museum, which has been serving as hallowed ground for veterans for over 125 years, then marvel at the breathtaking Tiffany-designed sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Bath.

It isn't just our buildings and towns that are historic! The Southern Finger Lakes host an astounding array of annual events that celebrate the arts, culture, and heritage of the region. Spend the day exploring the past, then toast the future at New York's most award-winning winery, where the "father of the vinifera revolution" changed the way wine was made in the Eastern United States.

History was never this much fun! Don't miss a moment; explore Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes now.

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This destination takes you to a former 1868 church featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany windows surrounded by antiques and collectibles. Be sure to visit the Old Church Barn out back.
Campbell, NY
Bath VA and National CemeteryBath VA Medical Center and National Cemetery is located just outside the city of Bath, New York. It has been serving the needs of veterans for over 125 years, has a...
Bath, NY
At Bully Hill Vineyard in Hammondsport, it's all about fun. The wines produced here are the kind you drink to enjoy, not the kind that sit on your wine rack collecting dust. With more than 40...
Hammondsport, NY
Cornings Gaffer District has transformed over a century and a half from a hub for the lumber industry to an artistic center offering entertainment, shopping, attractions, and dining for all ages....
Corning, NY
Rated '#1 Winery in the Northeast'An impressive rating by Wine Report for five years in a row! Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Ltd., helped put the Finger Lakes on the map for best wine...
Hammondsport, NY
It's in the WaterIt's only fitting, really, that the Finger Lakes Boating Museum would find a permanent home in a town nestled at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, which in the Iroquois language means...
Hammondsport, NY
Tiffany designed sanctuary; only one of very few in the United States. Only remaining church designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in U.S. Tours in July...
Bath, NY
Aviation History in Hammondsport, NYEver felt an intense need for speed? Glenn H. Curtiss certainly did. In fact, he held the title of 'Fastest Man on Earth' for four years of his life. Everything he...
Hammondsport, NY
View the Taylor Family history in pictures and film, the artwork of Walter S. Taylor, and The Coopers Shop - one of the largest collection of cooper tools in the country with a film demonstration of...
Hammondsport, NY
The Oldest Tavern in Painted PostThe first innkeepers, Benjamin and Sarah Patterson, built the Benjamin Patterson Inn at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes in 1796. It is now the...
Corning, NY
Down by the train station early in the morning...Puff, puff, toot, toot! Off we go to the Erie Depot Museum!The museum opened for business in March 2006 in the former Erie Railroad Depot on Loder...
Hornell, NY
The Middletown Historical Museum has artifacts, pictures and articles on local history including the towns of Cameron, Cameron Mills, Rathbone, Tuscarora and Woodhull.
Addison, NY
Narcissa Prentiss was one of the first non-Indian women to cross the Rocky Mountains. As a missionary, she traveled to Walla Walla, Washington. Free tours at the home of her birthplace.
Prattsburgh, NY
Our Northrup One Room School House is a restored one room school that opened in 1853 and closed in 1960. The building was placed on the historic register in 1999 and is located on Learn Road in...
Addison, NY
Multi-dealer shop featuring linens, china, glassware, fishing gear, period furniture, primitives, silver, clocks, folk art, toys, 'sterling silver' and country items.
Hammondsport, NY
The Opera House, in Hammondsport on the village square, was built in 1901 and is under renovation to eventually function as a Theatre and Art Center. Currently in place is the resident, Opera House...
Hammondsport, NY
Established 1860 U.S. Bonded Winery No. 1 Visiting Pleasant Valley Wine Company is like stepping back in time, as it is the oldest bonded winery in the United States.Located south of Hammondsport on...
Hammondsport, NY
Learn the Story of the American Experience Through Incredible ArtWhile The Rockwell Museum first gained a reputation for its exceptional collection of Western and Native American Art, it became...
Corning, NY
Brick 1831 mansion on National Register, sharing campus with public library. Small museum has memorabilia of area history -- county fair, girls' orphanage, daily life, early aviation, period artwork...
Bath, NY
A New Way to Look at GlassEver been to a museum entirely focused around a single material? Ever thought of glass as more than just something you drink out of? At the Corning Museum of Glass, you'll...
Corning, NY
Museum: Exhibits of 1900 kitchen 1920 parlor, doctors office, one room school, barber shop, Sally Patchin baskets, Woodcroftery, Gunlocke, Railroad, 1930's items, Shafer's Soda Bar, Farm small...
Wayland, NY
Visit our extensive collection of aircraft from World War II to present & try a flight simulator. Visit our Gift Shop and grab a bite at the Wings Cafe.
Horseheads, NY

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