New York's Path Through History is comprised of over 500 historically significant sites capturing the state's storied past. From living history museums to battlefields, and from halls of fame to the homes of presidents, artists and other trailblazers -- you can search Path Through History and other historic attractions by name and through some specialized topic-based groupings.
Like romantic castles? You don't have to time travel back to medieval days - or even Europe - to experience breathtaking romantic castles, such as Boldt Castle on Hart Island Thousand Islands-Seaway region. And that's just one of several amazing castles you will find throughout the state.
For some illuminating history along the Path, visit one of New York State's famous lighthouses. On Long Island, Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum is the state's oldest lighthouse, having been authorized by the second congress, under President George Washington, in 1792.
In addition to historic relics like castles and lighthouses, New York State is home to entire communities that are preserved just as they were in days gone by. In Cooperstown, the Farmers' Museum gives visitors a taste of 19th century rural life with demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. At Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, amble down country roads to pioneer farmsteads and Victorian mansions. The Village is the largest living history museum in New York State and has one of the largest collections of historic buildings in the Northeast!
Celebrate the lives and movements that shaped the nation and the world along the Path Through History at one of New York State's many halls of fame. One of the most renowned halls, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, lets you explore the history of the game through interactive exhibits, and included the hallowed Hall of Fame Gallery, honoring the game's greatest players. In Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the American Women's Rights Movement, the National Women's Hall of Fame honors and celebrates the achievements of American women.
Explore your interests and create your own Path Through History at hundreds of attractions in New York State!