History

Whatever brings you to the region – the farms, the food, the scenery – enjoy local historic sites for a glimpse into times gone by. Make discoveries about the people, places, and events that shaped Delaware County. Historic covered bridges, old schoolhouses and cemeteries, a vintage railroad, a working mill from the 1840’s, town museums with local memorabilia, Civil War re-enactments and more are waiting for you to connect the past with the present.

Franklin Railroad and Community Museum

572 Main St, Franklin

The Museum has Franklin Historical items on display and a Warwick Car 30, which is presently being ...

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Kirkside Park

Kirkside Driveway, Roxbury

Kirkside Park is the former estate of Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of Roxbury native son, Jay ...

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Dairy Learning Center in Bovina

Livestock Foundation Dairy Learning Center

64 Creamery Road, Bovina Center

The Livestock Foundation Dairy Learning Center has opened to the public as a community center ...

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Walton Historical Society

Walton Historical Society, 9 Townsend St

The Walton Historical Society is open to the public every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Please visit ...

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The Round Barn

46676 State Hwy 30, Halcottsville

The landmark Round Barn, built around 1893, is one of the earliest entirely round barns in New York ...

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Hobart Historical Society

57 Cornell Ave, Hobart

The Hobart Historical Society is headquartered in its restored building on Cornell Avenue, Hobart, ...

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Sidney Historical Museum

Sidney Civic Center, 21 Liberty St

Museum highlights: microfilm machines (1882 to present day), genealogy section, old yearbooks, ...

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Deposit Historical Museum

145 2nd Street, Deposit

Deposit Historical Museum is located in the village of Deposit, NY, just off route 17 in the ...

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John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge

1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury

Visit Woodchuck Lodge, summer retreat of the famed naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921), and then ...

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Historical Society of Middletown

778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is a non-profit membership organization chartered ...

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Hanford Mills Museum

51 County Road 12, East Meredith

Hanford Mills Museum, listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, is ...

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Deposit Historical Museum

145 2nd Street, Deposit

We are located in the village of Deposit, NY, just off route 17 in the Catskill Mountains. Our ...

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Delaware County Historical Association

46549 State Highway 10, Delhi

The Gideon Frisbee Homestead was constructed in 1790 for Judge Gideon Frisbvee. The house is a fine ...

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Maple Shade Farm

2066 County Road 18, Delhi

The historic Maple Shade Farm, settled in 1785, is surrounded by rolling meadows and majestic stone ...

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Delaware & Ulster Railroad (DURR)

43510 State Highway 28, Arkville

Hop aboard! The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with ...

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