ARTISANworks entrance

82 Other Museums Around Rochester

We’re all familiar with the big four: Rochester Museum and Science Center, The Strong National Museum of Play, George Eastman Museum, and the Memorial Art Gallery. Those are fabulous museums—incredible!—but now it’s time to explore some lesser-know, off-the-beaten-path, and odd-collection museums around Rochester, NY.

Museums around Rochester - Sonnenberg Gardens exterior
Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua

Conventional, just out of town:

  1. Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  2. Explore & More Children’s Museum
  3. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
  4. Buffalo Museum of Science
  5. Museum of the Earth
  6. Sciencecenter
  7. The Buffalo History Museum
  8. Ferguson Planetarium
  9. UB Anderson Gallery
  10. Arnot Art Museum
  11. Corning Museum of Glass
  12. Livingston Arts Center
  13. The Rockwell Museum
Genesee Country Village Museum
Genesee Country Village Museum

Living History Museums around Rochester

  1. Genesee Country Village & Museum
  2. Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes
  3. Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
  4. Historic Fort Ontario
  5. Old Fort Niagara
  6. Newtown Battlefield
  7. Hill Cumorah Visitors Center
  8. Ward O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center

ARTISANworks exterior

Lesser-known in the Rochester Area

  1. Artisan Works
  2. Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Museums around Rochester - Brain Museum at the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Unconventional collection museums around Rochester

  1. Brain Museum at the University at Buffalo
  2. Lackawanna Steel Museum
  3. Jell-O Gallery
  4. Rochester Medical Museum & Archives
  5. The Peppermint Museum
  6. All Things Oz Museum
  7. It’s a Wonderful Life Museum

Arcade and Attica Railroad

Transportation & Innovation museums around Rochester

  1. Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
  2. Herschell Carrousel Factory
  3. Salamanca Rail Museum
  4. Buffalo Transportation Piece Arrow Museum
  5. Edgerton Model Railroad Room
  6. Sam Patch Erie Canal Boat Tours
  7. Arcade & Attica Railroad
  8. Medina Railroad Museum
  9. New York Museum of Transportation
  10. Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum
  11. Niagara Aerospace Museum
  12. Hornell Erie Depot Museum and Toy Soldier Museum
  13. Rochester Auto Museum
  14. National Warplane Museum
  15. Antique Wireless Museum
  16. Niagara Power Vista
  17. Glenn Curtiss Museum
  18. National Soaring Museum
  19. Erie Canal Museum
  20. Spencerport Depot & Canal Museum
  21. Erie Canal Discovery Center
  22. Oswego Railroad Museum

Museums around Rochester - Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House Complex in Buffalo, NY

Historic Places

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex
  2. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate
  3. Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum
  4. High Falls Center & Interpretive Museum
  5. Ganondagan Historic Site
  6. Clara Barton House
  7. Seward House & Museum
  8. Corning’s Gaffer District
  9. National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
  10. Letchworth Museums
  11. Millard Fillmore House
  12. Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum
  13. Holland Land Office Museum
  14. Historic Palmyra
  15. Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area
  16. Lewiston Historical Association
  17. Women’s Rights National Historic Park
  18. National Women’s Hall of Fame
  19. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Museum
  20. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
  21. Emily L. Knapp Museum
  22. Fairport Historical Museum
  23. Hoffman Clock Museum
  24. Military History Society of Rochester
  25. Webster Museum
  26. Stone-Tolan House
  27. Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum
  28. Harriet Tubman Home
  29. Seneca Iroquois Museum
  30. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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