Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Address
State Route 444 (Victor-Bloomfield Rd.)
Victor, NY 14564
Latitude 42.961117
Longitude -77.413200

Ganondagan State Historic Site is the location of a major 17th-century Seneca town and palisaded granary. Three hundred years ago, near Ganondagan, the French led an army from Canada against the Seneca to annihilate them and eliminate them as competitors in the international fur trade. The Seneca refer to Ganondagan as the Town of Peace and revere and protect the burial site of the Mother of Nations here.

Illustrated signs mark the three trails where visitors can learn about the significance of plant life to the Seneca, about Iroquois customs and beliefs, and about the features of Fort Hill (the granary) and the events that occurred there. A traditional Seneca longhouse has been completed and open to the public. Please call the site for details.

New! The Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site is now open. The 17,300-square-foot Center tells the story of Iroquois contributions to art, culture and society for more than 2,000 years through specially designed interactive exhibits and historical artifacts. A collaborative venture between New York State, the Seneca Nation, Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and many private donors made the opening of the year-round interpretive facility possible. Read more.



** Inset Picture from: Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 239Victor, NY 14564

Hours of Operation

  • Visitor Center Hours: 

    Tuesday-Sunday, 9am - 5 pm, year-round (except for mid-Jan through mid-Feb.).
  • Please Note: Due to construction areas, some trails may not be open at various times. Please call the site for up-to-date trail information before your visit.

  • Bark Longhouse: 
    May 1 – October 31: Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Groups by reservation two weeks in advance.

Fees & Rates

Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.

  • Bark Longhouse
  • Adults: $3 / Children: $2
  • Peddling Fee
  • $400
  • Shelter/Pavilion
  • $50

Deer hunting (archery only) is permitted in season. Reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules for archery hunting.

Note: Archery deer hunting is allowed at Ganondagan State Historic Site from dawn to 9:00 am only. Permits can be obtained from the visitor center in the afternoon of the day prior to hunting.

No tree stands are permitted.

For additional information, please contact Ganondagan State Historic Site at: (585) 924-5848

Sat 07 May
Sunrise Birdwatching Picnic
Saturday, May 7, 2016 05:30 AM - 07:00 AM
Ganondagan State Historic Site
(585) 924-5848

Join us this mother's day to watch the sunrise, bird watch and enjoy coffee, pastries and fruit.

All ages welcome

Please pre-register by 5/2/16

Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Ganondagan State Historic Site
(585) 742-1690

Come join us at Ganondagan State Historic Site in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project: Planting, mulching, weeding, painting

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Meg Joseph for more information: meg@ganondagan.org

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Jun
Urban vs. Rural: A Comparison of Birdwatching and Landscapes
Sunday, June 12, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ganondagan State Historic Site
(585) 924-5848

Spend the morning birdwatching and planting in Ganondagan State Historic Site's pollinator grassland.

Meet at the Environmental Field Office at Ganondagan, be prepared to travel to the Victor Public Library.

Please wear long pants and hiking boots or a closed toe equivalent and bring a water bottle.

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Aug
Planting for Ethnobotany Workshop
Saturday, August 6, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ganondagan State Historic Site
(585) 924-5848

Participants will help plant native plants in the Green Plants Trail and the Pollinator Grassland at Ganondagan.

Ages 8 and up

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services
  • Gardens
  • Gift Shop
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
  • Scenic Views
  • Self Guided Tours
    • Activities
    • Audio-Visual Programs
    • Demonstrations
    • Group Tours
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Area