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Jefferson County Historical Society

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While the building is getting old and in need to repair, the history of the building and the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Small, but well preserved and interesting

We always try to visit the local museums whenever we hit a new place. This was in the downtown a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
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228 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601-3379
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum while in Watertown last weekend. First off, the Paddock Mansion (which houses the museum) is a very interesting piece of architecture. The exhibits inside were small but well detailed with interesting tidbits of history. The staff were very pleasant. Make sure...More

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 7 August 2018

While the building is getting old and in need to repair, the history of the building and the exhibits is everything that is good about the area.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We always try to visit the local museums whenever we hit a new place. This was in the downtown a short walk from the Best Western hotel where we stayed. We were through it in less than an hour but the architecture of the building...More

1  Thank JeffO_Can
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I would of never known this was here, but my daughter lives in the area. I like being able to walk around at your own pace, not a guided tour. Besides the house, they had a garden, barn and old school house you could walk...More

1  Thank Jean H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is an old fashion style museum with a beautiful garden. Watertown New York was once one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. Visit this museum and learn all about it.

Thank Elayne L
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

It was okay. A lot of stuff there about the suffrage movement which was cool. Not anything I would go out if my way to see.

1  Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Six dollars to get in very well worth it beautiful mansion filled with history great. Garden school house barn and log cabin out back staff was very polite and very helpful we spent two hours there and enjoyed every minute would definitely go back great...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is an opportunity to see 17th, 18th, 19th century views of life. A mansion, a school house, log cabin and barn full of horse carriages and antique car. A wonderful potpourri of early America. One suggestion is to have railings at the school house...More

1  Thank Marty C
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The house has interesting gardens and displays inside. Lots of local history and the one room school house is good...the staff was rude and seemed most uninterested in answering our questions. Really?? Isn't that what it is about? Could be a good site, but rudeness...More

3  Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I imagine this is one of the few waterwheel exhibits you will ever see. Also liked the old printing press and print.

1  Thank YankeeJohn
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