Friday, November 11, 2016

Historic Palmyra Museum

 Address: 132 Market St, Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: (315) 597-6981

There is an admission fee- but what a bargain:
Adults.............................$3.00 individual museum  or  $7.00 for the TRAIL TICKET*
Children (11 to 17).........$2.00 individual museum  or  $5.00 for the TRAIL TICKET*
Seniors (70 and older)...$2.00 individual museum  or  $5.00 for the TRAIL TICKET*
*The TRAIL TICKET includes admission to all Museums for one low price!
Save over 35% on Adult admission to all Historic Palmyra Museums!
Hours: May 1st to Oct. 31st 10:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday.   And Tuesday – Thursday, Nov. 1st – April 30th, 11am- 4 pm. Watch for special events.

This museum is on the site of a former building that had a fire in 1964 that claimed 6 children and an adult. The building that is there now is a former hotel that was moved to the site. The museum talks about the history of the area, particularly the village of Palmyra. There are 23 themed rooms of memorabilia of Palmyra. Among the topics are, firefighting, military, death, children’s toys, religion, kitchen tools, local businesses, medicine, education and photography. There are local connections to the Civil War, Women’s Suffrage and the Book of Mormon.

Why would there be a local connection to the Book of Mormon? The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism) started not far from here and their annual Hill Cumorah pageant takes place about five miles away. Stepping outside the museum’s door and looking towards Main Street you can see the building where the Book of Mormon was originally printed. 

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