Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua

#3 of 60 in Things to do in Chautauqua County
Must see · Educational Site · Tourist Spot
Chautauqua is perhaps best known for its morning lecture series when the Amphitheater stage becomes the platform for distinguished speakers across a broad range of disciplines. Susan B. Anthony argued for women’s suffrage in 1892, and Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his "I Hate War" speech in 1936. Margaret Mead, Amelia Earhart, Thurgood Marshall, Freeman Dyson, Jane Goodall, Sandra Day O’Connor and Kurt Vonnegut have all spoken here.

Founded in 1874 as a training camp for Sunday school teachers, the Institution’s Christian tradition continues with Sunday through Friday morning worship services. There are daily Roman Catholic Masses and Saturday morning Jewish services. The Abrahamic Program endeavors to teach about and build relationships among the Family of Abraham: Jews, Christians and Muslims.
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  • you can ride your bikes around the whole Instototion and go to the bookstore and have so much fun! :)  more »
  • We came during Valentines weekend for a getaway, and we knew that we were coming during the "off-season". We came with no real knowledge of the area and were incredibly smitten by how darling the...  more »
  • Ive had a relativley good experience here until today when some old geezers crossed the road when it wasnt time for them to go and when we where going the exact speed limit down the road the coots decided t9 thrust their chests and flip the bird at us!!!! What a bunch of coots such a great experience..... wait what was i talking about????
  • My family has been coming here for six generations!! There's nothing like it! I look forward to our next visit.

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