Iroquois Museum

  • Admission

    Regular Admission:

    • Adults: $8
    • Seniors (62+): $6.50
    • Students (13 – 17): $6.50
    • Children (5 -12): $5
    • Children Under Five: Free

    ​Group Admission: Requires 10 or more paying individuals.

    • Adults: $6.00
    • Seniors (62+): $5.00
    • Students: (13-17): $5.00
    • Children (5-12): $4.00​

    ​Guided Tours: Requires 10 or more paying individuals. Please call ahead to schedule a tour. We cannot accommodate walk-ins for guided tours.

  • Hours of Operation

    May 1st through October 31st

    • Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
    • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
    • Thursday:10am – 5pm
    • Friday: 10am – 5pm
    • Saturday:10am – 5pm

    April & November

    • Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday: Closed
    • Thursday: 10am – 4pm
    • Friday: 10am – 4pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 4pm

    Closed December 1st – March 31st, and on Easter Sunday & Thanksgiving Day

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  • Guilded Tours

    Requires 10 or more paying individuals. Please call ahead to schedule a tour. We cannot accommodate walk-ins for guided tours.

    Our guided tours are led by Haudenosaunee educators. Participants will be introduced to foundational Iroquois history, philosophies, and creative expression. Women’s roles and responsibilities, traditional lesson stories, the clan system,  formation of the Iroquois Confederacy, early hunting methods, and Iroquois participation in the US military may be part of your presentation. And of course, a lively Q & A is always included! Programs can be personalized to fit your interests, time frame, and physical mobility.

    • Adults: $6.50
    • Seniors (62+): $5.50
    • Students (13-17): $5.50
    • Children (5-12): $4.50

Iroquois Museum

The Iroquois Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The Museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity. As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople.

We acknowledge that the Iroquois Museum is located on the ancestral lands of the Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk people).  We honor all Haudenosaunee through our educational exhibitions, events and activities. We value their connection to this valley and offer our respect to all Haudenosaunee people of the past and present.

The Longhouse Design

In a modern building designed to evoke the Great Iroquois Longhouses, visitors are introduced to another world view. The Museum is shaped as such to recall the traditional Iroquois elm bark longhouses found in this area 400 years ago. A long and lofty longhouse with ingenious smoke holes in its roof, is interpreted by architect, C. Treat Arnold as a modern skylight over the Main Gallery. Grey shakes on the exterior suggest slabs of elm bark.

The Museum’s open porches suggest that additions are possible. Iroquois longhouses expanded to be over 300 feet long at times. The open mezzanine recalls the upper level of bunks and storage.

The outdoor amphitheater has a special floor constructed for Iroquois social dancing. The amphitheater is used for storytelling, talks, and various performing arts.

Events

Early Technology Day

Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: iroquois Museum P.O. Box 7 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave, NY 12092
Organizer: Iroquois Museum
Phone: (518) 296-8949
Iroquois Museum
Iroquois Museum festival

Saturday, October 15 from 10 to 4

Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flint knapping (the ancient art of making chipped stone tools), fire making, cordage making, atlatl spear throwing and early archery.  There will be displays of projectile points, tools, and local archaeological finds from the Museum’s archaeology department.  Think you’ve found an artifact? Please bring it with you and the Museum’s experts will be glad to try to identify it for you.

These events are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature,  and friends and members of the Iroquois Museum. For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org

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