Ontario UpwardsHistory

Museums and landmarks throughout Ontario County delve into topics as diverse as early radio wireless communication technology, women's rights, the Underground Railroad, 19th century water cures, farming and agriculture and even, dare we say it, outhouses!

History comes alive at places like Ganondagan, the site of a thriving village nearly 400 years ago. Victorians left their legacy in places like Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion and along the streets of the Finger Lakes through architecture and art. A stop at Granger Homestead will show you one of the largest antique carriage collections in the United States. Every summer, you can experience the rich history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints religion at the Hill Cumorah Pageant, a theatrical retelling of the beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints religion, which occurred right in the Finger Lakes.

Geneva's rowhouses, Smith Opera House, Belhurst Castle and Geneva on the Lake all offer insights into Ontario County's rich 200-year history and notable architecture.             

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