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Ganondagan

Welcome to Ganondagan

To plan a visit, schedule a group tour, or school field trip call: 585-924-5848

Ganondagan State Historic Site located in Victor, NY is a National Historic Landmark, the only New York State Historic Site dedicated to a Native American theme (1987), and the only Seneca town developed and interpreted in the United States. Spanning 569 acres, Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan) is the original site of a 17th century Seneca town, that existed there peacefully more than 350 years ago. The culture, art, agriculture, and government of the Seneca people influenced our modern understanding of equality, democratic government, women’s rights, ecology and natural foods.

Ganondagan’s full-size, Seneca Bark Longhouse (1998) is fully furnished to reflect a typical Seneca family from the late 1600’s, complete with reproductions of 17th century Seneca objects and colonial-era trade goods.

The newly built Seneca Art & Culture Center (2015) at Ganondagan State Historic Site is a 17,300-square-foot center that tells the story of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture, and society. Designed to fit into the natural landscape, the center features an interactive, multi-media Exhibit Gallery, including a changing exhibit space, Orientation Theater (featuring the Iroquois Creation Story film), auditorium, and gift shop.

NEW in 2018 is the exhibit: Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation which examines the many ways in which Haudenosaunee women have acted as positive forces in our world, and provides a glimpse into their complex and sophisticated way of life.

The grounds surrounding the center include two signed interpretive trails that educate visitors about the significance of plant life, Haudenosaunee culture and history. A third trail just a mile away from the center, interprets the history and the importance of Fort Hill, a large palisaded granary.

For events, membership, giving, volunteering, and the Iroquois White Corn Project call: 585-742-1690  

 

Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan
7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road)
Victor, NY 14564