Ganondagan State Historic Site is a Native American site currently featuring beautiful hiking trails, a Seneca Bark Longhouse to tour and an indoor museum.
1488 NY-444, Victor, NY 14564
Take Me There
Inside the Seneca art and Culture Center you will find multimedia exhibits, orientation Theater featuring, Iroquois Creation Story film and Gift Shop. You will pass through the Center if paying admission to visit the Long houses Exhibit Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 9 am – 4:00 pm. Visit there website for more info!
The Long House
The Longhouse is open May 1 – October 31st, Wednesday – Saturday 9 AM to 4:00 PM. There is a knowledgeable staff member at the longhouse who can answer all your questions after the self guided tour. There is an admission fee to explore the museum and longhouse- Adults – $8, Seniors – $4, Students (12 yrs. – College) – $4, Children (5 – 11 yrs.) – $2, Children (birth – 4yrs.) – Free
There are many hiking opportunities at Ganondagan State Historic Site. Waterfalls can be seen at the end of a moderate hike following the “Earth is our Mother” trail (details below). And a historic story is told at the Granary Trail at Fort Hill. The trailhead for Fort Hill is off of Boughton Road (Take me there!).
Check HERE for details on more hiking year round! Trails are open dawn to dusk and do not require an admission.
After viewing the Longhouse you can hit the trails! We followed the Earth is Our Mother Trail and beyond to the set of small waterfalls. The entire hike is about 2 miles. You can dramatically decrease the length by parking at the trailhead entrance off School Street and taking all the left turns until you hit the falls. However, there is a lot of beauty that may be missed by taking the shortcut including educational signs on Native American Culture and the surrounding agriculture, lovely bridges and of course the long house! See the last image for the map- The X marks the falls! coordinates are 42.9695629, -77.4223957 (This is an approximation. Stay on the trails and you will find it!).