The Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry began to define its mission in 1997. In 1998, Edith and Nelson Delavan acquired a building at 87-89 Fall Street and founded the Museum. The entire building needed extensive renovation, inside and out, and required the work of numerous professionals to bring it up to code. All three floors are refurbished with an elevator to link them all together.
The Heritage Area Visitor Center (established 1990) collocated with the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry at 89 Fall Street in 2010. It became the Seneca Falls Visitor Center and provides a unique experience for all ages showcasing the historical development of Seneca Falls and the Women’s Rights Movement. The Seneca Falls Visitor Center and Seneca Museum serve over 18,000 visitors a year!
The Visitor Center serves as an orientation point for your visit to Seneca Falls and your travel onward. You will also find a wide variety of travel brochures and information about attractions in-and-around Seneca Falls. You will find friendly staff to answer questions, provide referrals, and share a wealth of knowledge about the current and historical Seneca Falls. The Seneca Falls Visitor Center also offers videos highlighting regional Finger lakes attractions and also rare footage of Seneca Falls in 1911.
Vision and Mission Statement
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry will be the gateway to the community, providing interactive and engaging experiences for all visitors.
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry is dedicated to captivating and educating audiences of all ages with the village’s rich industrial and waterways industry