Penfield Homestead Museum

Address 703 Creek Rd
Crown Point, NY 12928
Phone (518) 597-3804
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Hours June through Columbus Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday - 11am to 3pm; museum tours Tuesday and Thursday - 11am to 3pm; research center please call or email to confirm.
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The central feature of Penfield Homestead Museum is the ca 1825 Penfield Homestead which features first floor rooms which depict early 19th century life including a formal parlor, mining business office, main kitchen and summer kitchen. The first floor also features displays on Crown Point history and our Gift Shop of Adirondack books and gifts. The second floor includes three bedrooms, a clothing and toy room and a hallway and room dedicated to Crown Point’s involvement in The Civil War. A replica of the Electro-Magnet is the highlight of the wood shed tour. It was the partnership between Allen Penfield, original builder of this homestead and iron industry pioneer, and Joseph Henry, inventor of the Electro-Magnet and first Secretary of the Smithsonian that gave rise to “the Birthplace of the Electrical Age”. This addition to the Homestead also features farm life in the field and barn and home including a working loom. The Homestead grounds also include a Carriage Barn, which houses carriages and a horse-drawn hearse, and a newly renovated Cow Barn which includes farm implements, bee keeping and lumbering displays. Across the road from the Homestead are two more 19th century buildings – the Penfield Church and Parsonage. The Penfield Church, the former 2nd Congregational Church of Crown Point, which is open for tours features original pews and loft and a Meneely Bell for ringing. The Parsonage is now the PHM Research Center which houses original documents, ledgers and the like as well as 100s of local surname files for the genealogist and researcher. Penfield Homestead Museum also boasts 2 walking trails – the first is a walk back in time through the Crown Point Iron Company manufacturing complex and the second is walk with nature in partnership with Champlain Area Trails (CATS) along the Penfield Pond and Putnam Creek.

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  • Sites Dates Hours: June through Columbus Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday - 11am to 3pm; museum tours Tuesday and Thursday - 11am to 3pm; research center please call or email to confirm.