|Museums and Historic Sites
A reconstructed mini-village featuring buildings and antiques
depicting rural Sherman life in the mid-1800s. Open June
through Labor day.
Park & Church Sts., Sherman, NY 14781
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House
Painstakingly restored turn-of-the-century theatre presenting live
performances and quality films. Open year round.
9-11 Church St., Village Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063
Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse
& Veterans Museum
Tour this historic lightkeepers house with eleven rooms of
maritime and military history on display. Open during the
1 Lighthouse Point Drive Dunkirk, NY 14048
ALCO-Brooks Railroad Display
A display of historic railroad equipment including a locomotive
built in Dunkirk. Souvenirs sold in boxcar. Open during the
1089 Central Ave., County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk, NY 14048
Fenton History Center, Museum & Library
1863 Italianate Villa, former mansion of NYS Governor Ruben
Fenton; period rooms, local history exhibits and
reference/genealogy library. Open year round.
67 Washington St. Jamestown, NY 14701
McClurg Museum &
Chautauqua Co. Historical Society
Restored 1818 mansion and research library; exhibits of military
artifacts, farm and craftsman tools, toys, pioneer kitchen and
Native American artifacts. Open Summer to Winter.
Village Park, Routes 20 & 394 Westfield, NY 14787
D.R. Barker Historical Museum & Library
Historic house with changing exhibits reflecting local history.
Victorian parlor, Garland Genealogy library, (children’s museum
Saturday only 1 to 5). Open year round.
30 E. Main St. Fredonia, NY 14063
Busti Grist Mill & Historical Society Museum
Water turbine-powered grist mill built in 1839. Open 9/28/03 for
the Apple Festival
and by appointment.
3443 Lawson Rd. Busti Jamestown, NY 14701
Dart Airport Aviation Museum
Large display of aircraft, engines, props, model aircraft and
Open May to October.
6167 Plank Road Mayville, NY 14757
Depot Museum &
Chautauqua Township Historical Society
Exhibits focusing on the town of Chautauqua & Chautauqua
Lake, ice harvesting, furniture manufacturing and steamboating.
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Route 394 Mayville, NY 14757
Dunkirk Historical Museum
City history, Victorian parlor, railroad and industry, ALCO-
Brooks Locomotive research and genealogy library. Open year
513 Washington Ave Dunkirk, NY 14048
Harmony Historical Society Museum
1840s rural home with carriage barn, 1890 school, exhibits and a
Annual Craft Festival in
August. Open year round.
1943 Open Meadows Rd. Blockville Ashville, NY 14710
716-782-3074 or 716-782-2083
Smith Memorial Library/
Chautauqua Institution Archives
Exhibits documenting the history of Chautauqua Institution.
Open year round.
21 Miller Ave. Chautauqua, NY 14722
716-357-6332 or email;
Interactive exhibit tells the personal story of Jamestown native
Lucille Ball and Husband, Desi Arnaz. Gift shop features over 500
items. Open year round.
212 Pine St. Jamestown, NY 14701
Midway Park Museum
Photos, antiques and memorabilia of the history of the 16th
oldest continually operating
amusement park in the nation. Open Memorial day to Labor
Day, June-weekends only.
Rte. 430 Maple Springs, NY 14756
Lucille Wright Air Museum
Aircraft, training aids, displays, airport operational facilities,
Open year round.
8 Airport Dr. Chautauqua County Airport, Jamestown, NY 14701
Robert H. Jackson Center
The center advances the legacy of Robert H. Jackson—US
Supreme Court Justice, US Attorney General, Nuremberg War
Trial Attorney & Court Lawyer. Open year round.
305 E. Fourth St. Jamestown, NY 14701