The Safe Haven Museum and Education Center commemorates the only U.S. shelter for Jewish refugees during World War II. In August 1944, nearly one thousand Holocaust survivors were transported to the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter. The museum features artifacts and videos, including first-person accounts and the many later accomplishments of these courageous people.
Fort Ontario State Historic Site re-creates how U.S. officers and soldiers lived between may 1868 and April 1869. Tours of the fort can be arranged with advance notice.
The H. Lee White Marine Museum features paintings, models and artifacts depicting 300 years of maritime history. Step aboard the ‘Lance Knapp’, the last steam-powered vessel on the Barge Canal, and the ‘LT-5’, the last remaining tugboat from the Normandy invasion of World War II, named a national Historic landmark due to the heroic action of her crew on D-Day
The Richardson-Bates House Museum takes you back to the late 19th century. With more than 90% of the home’s original furnishings and a variety of exhibits presented by the Oswego County Historical society, you’ll learn how Victorian American society valued art, history, travel and education.