Ganondagan logoReduced capacity and additional adjustments made to ensure health and safety

Victor, NY— Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager Peter Jemison (Seneca) today announced the re-opening of the Seneca Art & Culture Center and the Seneca Bark Longhouse this Thursday, July 2, as per guidelines by Governor Cuomo and New York State. Going forward, open hours will be Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm. Both buildings will be closed for the July 4th holiday. 

“The Ganondagan experience might look a little different with new safety procedures in place, but the meaningful experience of Seneca culture will be the same,” said Jemison. “As we reopen the Seneca Art & Culture Center and the Seneca Bark Longhouse, we ask the public to work together with us to keep Ganondagan a safe space for yourself, for all visitors, and for our staff.”

Ganondagan Visitor Guidelines:

  1. All visitors over the age of two are required to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth at all times in the Seneca Art & Culture Center and the Seneca Bark Longhouse
  2. Social distancing tape has been installed in designated areas
  3. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the Seneca Art & Culture Center
  4. A plexiglass shield has been installed at the admission desk
  5. The Children’s Room and Gift Shop are temporarily closed

Exhibit Gallery:

  1. Hand sanitizers stations are at the gallery entrance and exit 
  2. Gallery movement has been converted to a one-way movement experience
  3. Gallery admission is limited to 10 people at a time (larger family groups at staff discretion)
  4. Ganondagan Cultural Interpreters wearing social distancing monitors, will be available for questions
  5. As a safety precaution, some hard to clean, interactive exhibits have been modified or temporarily closed off

Seneca Bark Longhouse:

  1. Visitors will meet Ganondagan Cultural Interpreters in one of two 10x10 tents outside the west entrance to the Bark Longhouse
  2. Guests will visit the Bark Longhouse exhibit in a one-way movement experience
  3. Plexiglass shields will hang in front of exhibit areas, protecting cultural objects
  4. Ganondagan Cultural Interpreters will be available for questions in outside tent areas

Trails remain open from dawn to dusk for hiking and enjoying the natural world. Hikers and nature enthusiasts are reminded to respect social distancing while enjoying Ganondagan State Historic Site.


Any questions, email




Amy Blum, (585) 425-1864, cell (585) 880-1698