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Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Address
State Route 444 (Victor-Bloomfield Rd.)
Victor, NY 14564
Latitude 42.961117
Longitude -77.413200

Ganondagan State Historic Site located in Victor, NY is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Spanning 569 acres, Ganondagan is the original site of a 17th C Seneca town, that existed there peacefully more than 350 years ago. The culture, art, agriculture, and government of the Seneca people influenced our modern understanding of equality, democratic government, women's rights, ecology and natural foods.

Ganondagan's full-size, Seneca Bark Longhouse (1998) is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600's, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods.

The newly built Seneca Art & Culture Center (2015) at Ganondagan State Historic Site is a 17,300-square-foot center that tells the story of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture, and society. Designed to fit into the natural landscape, the center features an interactive, multi-media Exhibit Gallery, including a changing exhibit space, Orientation Theater (featuring the Iroquois Creation Story film), auditorium, and gift shop.

NEW in 2018 is the exhibit: Hodinöhsö:ni' Women: From the Time of Creation which examines the many ways in which Haudenosaunee women have acted as positive forces in our world, and provides a glimpse into their complex and sophisticated way of life.

The grounds surrounding the center include two signed interpretive trails that educate visitors about the significance of plant life, Haudenosaunee culture and history. A third trail just a mile away from the center, interprets the history and the importance of Fort Hill, a large palisaded granary.

Visit www.ganondagan.org for more information.

** Inset Picture from: Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 239Victor, NY 14564

Hours of Operation

  • Seneca Art & Culture Center Hours: 

    Tuesday-Sunday, 9am - 5 pm. Closed mid-Jan through mid-Feb, please call site for details.

    Seneca Art & Culture Center Gallery Hours

    Tuesday-Sunday, 9am – 4:30 pm. Closed mid-Jan through mid-Feb, please call site for details.

  • Bark Longhouse: 
    May 1 – October 31: Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Groups by reservation two weeks in advance.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • General Admission
  • Adults - $8
    Seniors – $4
    Students (12 yrs. – College) - $4
    Children (5 – 11 yrs.) - $2
    Children (birth – 4yrs.) – Free

    Winter Fees (November 1 - April 30) Seneca Art & Culture Center only. Seneca Bark Longhouse is closed during winter.

    Adults - $6
    Seniors – $3
    Students (12 yrs. – College) - $3
    Children (5 – 11 yrs.) - $1
    Children (birth – 4yrs.) – Free

  • Peddling Fee
  • $400
  • Tent
  • $50- Available May-October

Deer hunting (archery only) is permitted in season. Reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules for archery hunting.

Note: Archery deer hunting is allowed at Ganondagan State Historic Site from dawn to 9:00 am only. Permits can be obtained from the visitor center in the afternoon of the day prior to hunting.

No tree stands are permitted.

For additional information, please contact Ganondagan State Historic Site at: (585) 924-5848

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services
  • Gardens
  • Gift Shop
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
  • Scenic Views
  • Self Guided Tours
    • Activities
    • Audio-Visual Programs
    • Demonstrations
    • Group Tours
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Area