Fenton History Center, Jamestown

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • I love seeing how ones lived in this time period. The furnishings are beautiful. The home of a former governor of NY state is well maintained. The most unique displays were in the basement. See...  more »
  • We love local history. We learned things we did not know and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the tour. Love the old house: it was beautifully crafted.  more »
  • Of the dozen or so historical societies I've known, FHC's staff of volunteers are the most dedicated and helpful one could possibly find.
  • 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.

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