Fenton History Center, Jamestown

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#5 of 11 in Museums in Chautauqua County
Southern Chautauqua County's history lives at the Fenton History Center. Visit the 1863 Italianate Villa home of Reuben E. Fenton, 22nd New York State Governor and historical Hall House that was built in 1846.
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  • this is the mansion of gov Ruben Fenton .the rooms are full of history and artifacts from the time period. If you are a history or architecture buff it is well worth the admission.  more »
  • It's a wonderful museum of local history of the 17th through 20th centuries. Jamestown is located at the outflow of Chautauqua Lake and was a stop on two railroads, not to mention all the Lake Steam B...  more »
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  • Had a great tome as usual. It's a huge beuatiful home full of local history be longing to at one time give her Reuben Fenton. If you've never been and you're local or are interested in our local history it's a must see. Make sure to make your way up to the observation tower overlooking Brooklyn Square.
  • I was there years ago. Remember it slightly, but fondly. Looked at website today as I had some recollection (apparently faulty!) that Fenton Glass was somehow connected to Jamestown. I lived I Sherman from 1996 to 2012 when our 🏡 burnt down. We lived in Jtown for most of the remainder of 2012. Then back to Rochester, where we retain fond memories of our years in the Southern Tier.

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