Victor, NY—The Friends of Ganondagan calls this the “fieldtrip of a lifetime,” and the odds for winning the experience have just improved dramatically. Only 50 tickets will be sold for the opportunity to win an overnight at Ganondagan’s iconic bark longhouse. 

“We’ve been asked for years to have a sleepover in the bark longhouse, and we are so excited to finally make this happen,” said Friends of Ganondagan (FoG) Executive Director Jeanette Miller. Only 50 tickets at $100 each will be available for this fundraising raffle to benefit FoG programming.

The winner, plus nine people of his or her choosing, will live for one night in the full-sized Bark Longhouse replica, hosted by Ganondagan’s Native American Interpretive Staff, and experience what Seneca life was like in the 1600s when Ganondagan was a vibrant town of 4,500 people living in 150 longhouses. As this is a custom and uniquely designed event, choices for evening and morning programs and activities will be available. Also featured will be a Native foods dinner in the longhouse.

Tentative dates are Sat-Sunday, August 11-12, 2012. Dates may be flexible depending on site staff availability.

Tickets are available by check only at Ganondagan State Historic Site Visitors Center (1488 State Rte 444, Victor) during Site hours (Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am–5 pm), at the Site Gift Shop (Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4 pm), or by mail. Checks will be accepted from residents of Ontario, Monroe, Livingston, Steuben, Yates, Seneca, and Wayne counties. Checks can be mailed to Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY 14564. The live drawing will take place on Sunday, July 29 at the Native American Dance & Music Festival at Ganondagan. Winners need not be present to win. For more information, visit

Amy Blum (585) 425-1864