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Attractions in Hornell, NY

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The town of Hornell was transformed from a quiet small town to a bustling city with the introduction of railroads. A major hub for the New York and Erie Railroad for over 120 years connecting the Atlantic to the Great Lakes, today, Hornell continues to honor the role railroads played in its history. At the Hornell Erie Depot Museum, you'll find more than 700 pieces of memorabilia and interesting railroad stories from docents whose lives have long been connected with the rails.

This rural community also has a history for brewing great-tasting beer. Over the past few years there's been a resurgence of craft beverages thanks to a handful of young entrepreneurs who have returned home to open independent microbreweries.

Top Attractions


Located in an old depot along the tracks, the Hornell Erie Depot Museum is a treasure trove of railroad memorabilia with everything from documents, photographs, clothing, tools, vintage lamps, and more. A perfect stop for the history buffs in your group.


Small town life is all about a deep-rooted sense of community, of being connected to the land and those you share it with. Experience it for yourself in the tasty creations and experiences offered at Railhead Brewing Company, enjoy the quite surroundings at Wild Brute Winery, or enjoy live music at Cider Creek Hard Cider.


With wide stone walkways and stairs, scenic picnic areas in the trees and a lifeguarded swimming hole to over a half-dozen waterfalls, there are so many ways to take advantage of the Finger Lake's natural beauty in Stony Brook State Park.

What to do in Hornell

  • Sample a variety of ciders, beer and wine at the Cider Creek Hard Cider 
  • Visit Farmers Markets and Farm Stands across the region and enjoy locally-grown food
  • Take a piece of the Finger Lakes home when you stop by Pullman Paintings and purchase a Finger Lakes original oil painting
  • The Railhead Brewing Company is popular with both locals and tourists because of the great craft beers and tasty pizza.
  • Wild Brute Winery is Hornell's hidden treasure, a small-town winery with high-quality wines.

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A railhead is the beginning or the end of the line. For craft brewer Dave Woolever and his partner, Michael McCumiskey, the RailHead Brewing Company is the beginning of a great new adventure.For...
Family friendly berry farm- growing large, sweet and easy-picking Highbush varieties. Picking buckets, field transportation, picnic area & modern bathrooms.
The congregation of Christ Episcopal Church welcomes you to view our Tiffany stained glass windows. Our windows represent design and color evolution of the Tiffany Studios from beginning to end (...
A multi-dealer coop with over 40 vendors offering a general line of antiques, collectibles, architectural details, and oddities from the 1800s through the 1960s. Three floors of treasures for any...
Leaded and stained glass designed and built. Stained glass repairs are our specialty. Insulated glass replacement, window glass and screen repairs, tabletops, safety glass, storefronts, fireplace...
Summer Collegiate baseball featuring players from around the country showcasing their skills for professional scouts and local fans. Home games played at Maple City Park.
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...
Locally grown produce, jams, jellies, and crafts. Farmers market held every Thursday May through October
Hornell Partners for Growth, INC (HPG) is a Business Improvement District. Shop, Play, Eat LOCAL
Full service day spa with hair, nail, and body services
Many unique and unusual antiques.
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Club 57 is an upscale restaurant in a small town. We have a City atmosphere. It is a family owned and operated restaurant for the past 17 years. We are family oriented and love senior citizens. Our...
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Little Italy has dine-in service in a comfortable atmosphere, pick-up service and delivery service in approximately a 6 mile radius. Menu has a large variety to keep the whole family satisfied.
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Clean, cozy rooms, country setting, near Alfred University, shopping, skiing, wineries, and the Finger Lakes.
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Ask the Local Expert: Shelly

Hornell HPG Director Shelly Stevens tells you her favorite things to do in the Finger Lakes and why she loves promoting the region.

Master Craftsmen: Kirk House

Meet a great historian, Kirk House, who is the director of the Steuben County Historical Society. He has crafted the art of bringing history to life.

Camping and Outdoor Adventures: A Match Made in the Finger Lakes
It seems fitting that both camping and the great outdoors are nationally celebrated during the month of June. Spend your days exploring scenic biking trails, woodsy hiking trails, and fishing on Keuka Lake. End your nights around a crackling campfire with a star covered sky...
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