Catskills Museums & History

Our museums have much to teach visitors that come and explore the region. We invite you to learn more about the history of the Catskill mountains. From historic sites tucked away among quaint villages to the popular Fly Fishing Center of Livingston Manor, we have listed the venues to enrich your next trip to the region.
 Baseball Wax Museum

Baseball Wax Museum

Come see realistic life sized wax figures of many of the players who made the game great, all in authentic displays. The wax museum offers fun and entertainment for the entire family. There are many i...


99 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1273
 Bevier House Museum

Bevier House Museum

Built in the 1680s, on land originally settled by Native Americans, Bevier House today reflects the diverse history and culture of Ulster County. The one-room dwelling, constructed by Andries Van Leuv...


2682 Route 209
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(845) 338-5614
 Catskill Fly Fishing Center

Catskill Fly Fishing Center

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to: preserving America's flyfishing heritage, teaching its future generations of flyfishers, and protectin...


1031 Old Route 17
Livingston Manor, NY 12758
(845) 439-4810
 Cooperstown All Star Village

Cooperstown All Star Village

America's first and only baseball facility designed for the whole family. And it’s the new home of Youth Travel Baseball for children 12 and under, located in baseball country on the outskirts of Co...


4158 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-7483
 Durham Center Museum

Durham Center Museum

The Durham Center Museum has scrapbooks, local history books, board of supervisor’s rolls, assessment rolls, genealogical newsletters, pictures, maps and more at this Victorian general museum, with ...


Route 145
East Durham, NY 12423
(518) 239-8461
 Empire State Railway Museum

Empire State Railway Museum

From the late 1800's through the 1940's the rugged steam locomotives of the Ulster & Delaware, Catskill Mountain Railroad, New York Central, New York Ontario & Western and Delaware & North...


Station Road
Phoenicia, NY 12464
(845) 688-7501
 Farmer's Museum

Farmer's Museum

Cultivating an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped our land, communities and American culture. Kids programs at The Farmers' Museum inspire, nurture, and inform through art, craft, ex...


80 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1450
 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library And Museum

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library And Museum

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library is the first of the presidential libraries. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction during 1939-40 on 16 acres of land in Hyde Park, New York...


4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 486-7770
 Gilboa Fossil Museum

Gilboa Fossil Museum

The Gilboa Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the heritage of Gilboa, New York and the cultural treasure of the Gilboa Fossils from the Devonian Period. The Museum has an exce...


122 Stryker Road
Gilboa, NY 12076
607 588 9413
 Hanford Mills Museum

Hanford Mills Museum

Hanford Mills Museum is dedicated to preserve and present the mill site, understand how the Hanford families adapted their business operations to respond to changes in technology, markets, and transp...


73 County Highway 12
East Meredith, NY 13757
(607) 278-5744
 Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Maritime Museum

The Hudson River Maritime Museum is the only museum in New York State exclusively preserving the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and the industries that developed around it. Ind...


50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-0071
 Irish American Heritage Museum

Irish American Heritage Museum

A museum dedicated to recording and presenting the history and heritage of the Irish in America. The Museum develops and presents exhibitions and sponsors activities to educate Irish Americans ...


2267 Route 145
East Durham, NY 12423
(518) 634-7497
 Iroquois Indian Museum

Iroquois Indian Museum

The Iroquois Indian Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The Museum is a venue for promoting I...


Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092
(518) 296-8949
 Klyne Esopus Museum

Klyne Esopus Museum

The Klyne Esopus Museum, located in Ulster Park, New York, is housed in a former Dutch country church built in 1827. The museum offers a variety of exhibits about the culture, commerce and history of ...


764 Route 9 West
Ulster Park, NY 12487
(845) 338-8109
 Liberty Museum & Arts Center

Liberty Museum & Arts Center

The Liberty Museum & Arts Center has been collecting and exhibiting items of historical interest, as well as promoting educational activities such as art classes, lectures, cultural programs, and ...


46 South Main Street
Liberty, NY 12754
(845) 292-2394
 OPUS 40 And The Quarryman's Museum

OPUS 40 And The Quarryman's Museum

Tucked into a pocket of the Catskills, near Saugerties, lies one of the most extraordinary pieces of sculpture ever created by a single man. The work is an immense composition of finely fitted stone, ...


50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
(845) 246-3400
 Orange County Firefighters Museum

Orange County Firefighters Museum

At Orange County Firefighters Museum, over the years historical material has been lovingly preserved by fire companies and enthusiasts.... inevitably of course much has also been lost. Artifacts of al...


141 Clinton Street
Montgomery, NY 12549
(845) 457-9654
 The D&H Canal Museum

The D&H Canal Museum

The D&H Canal Museum exhibits convey an appreciation for the history of the canal, including its initial financing, development of the technological innovations with which it is associated, and th...


23 Mohonk Road
High Falls, NY 12440
(845) 687-9311
 Wilderstein Historic Site

Wilderstein Historic Site

Wilderstein is located in Rhinebeck, New York. Their mission is to enrich people's lives by providing a relevant, engaging cultural destination, to protect preserve and restore the estate's architect...


330 Morton Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-4818

Catskills Fact

  • Howe Caverns is the largest cave open to public in the Northeast. The great limestone cave, carved by water over the course of an estimated 10 million years, was discovered in May of 1842.