Historic Sites, Museums & ArtsAttractions
- 228 Washington Street Watertown NY 13601
- (315) 782-3491
- (315) 782-2913
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10 am - 5 pm Tues through Friday
10 am - 4 pm Saturday
The Museum, which is housed in the historic Paddock Mansion, is located on the west side of Washington Street just over one block from the Public Square in the City of Watertown.
The Historic Paddock Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was formerly the home of local banker Edwin L. Paddock and his wife, Olive Wheeler Paddock. The Society maintains a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, American Indian, Military, Textiles, Victorian Costumes etc. Kinne Water Turbine Collection the largest of it kind anywhere. Outdoor exhibits include Victorian Garden, Early American Barn, Pioneer Cabin and one room school house.