Broome County Museums & Historical Societies

Roberson Museum and Science Center

30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 772-0660

Vestal Museum

328 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 748-1432

The Vestal Museum is located in the original 1881 Vestal Train Station which was located on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad near Main Street.  It was in service from 1882 until 1959.

After the D.L.& W. station was closed, the Town purchased the building and moved it in 1972 to its current location, next to the Vestal Library on the Vestal Parkway.  The Town, with the help of the Vestal Historical Society, restored and refurbished the station for use as the Town Museum.  The distinctive style of the building has been maintained and gently modified to provide gallery space for a variety of exhibits.

The Vestal Museum features permanent and short term exhibits as well as educational programs for schools and the community.

March - December:  Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
January and February: Closed

Endicott History and Heritage Center

40 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 754-6886

Owned by the Old Village of Union Historical Society, the Endicott History and Heritage Center showcases 100 years of Endicott history, from the late 1880s to the late 1980s.

The Endicott History and Heritage Center currently houses the IBM Endicott Collection, which was previously held at the IBM History and Heritage Center.

Summer Hours: Thursdays 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Bundy Museum

129 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905

The Bundy Museum commemorates the lives and accomplishments of two brothers, Willard and Harlow E. Bundy. The Bundy Brothers opened a Time-Recording Clock company in Binghamton near the end of the 19th century, an enterprise that eventually became Endicott's IBM.

The Bundy Museum now consists of 3 buildings and has several permanent exhibits, including a collection of Bundy Clocks, several art galleries, a broadcasting hall of fame, and a vintage barbershop.

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Phelps Mansion Museum

191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

The Phelps Mansion Museum was built in 1870 for Sherman D. Phelps, a local Binghamton businessman (and elector of Abraham Lincoln), by architect, Isaac G. Perry. The Mansion itself stands 3 stories tall and features a beautiful Mansard roof with an iron fence. The Phelps Mansion Museum, with it's post-civil war Victorian Stylings, was declared a national historic landmark in 1973 and continues to give public tours as well as host many events, including Civil War day and Family Entertainment in October and December.

  Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chenango Schoolhouse Museum

Corner of River Road and Patch Road, Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 648-9650

Built in Former Kattelville one-room schoolhouse, the Chenango Schoolhouse Museum features free tours and a range of activities. Originally built in 1946, the building is mostly original.

Former exhibits have featured general stores, antique farm equipment, vintage clothing, one room schools. Revolutionary War, miniature villages, railroads, road-building, collections, Civil War, antique toys, Victorian Christmas, bread-making, soap-making, and many more.

Museum Tours:

Wednesday: 8 a.m - 12 p.m. or by appointment

Deposit Historical Museum

145 Second Street, Deposit NY 13754
(607)  467-4422

The building that hosts the Deposit Historical Museum has quite a history. It began as a bank for the Knapp family in 1874, and since then has been everything from a school room to a house.

After years of wear and tear, the house was purchased by the Deposit Historical Society in 1977 and was renovated and added-to by 1989. Now, the museum hosts free tours of their many exhibits (which include art, restored bank equipment, a model steam engine, a 19th century bedroom and much more).

Tour Hours (from Memorial Day weekend until mid-October.):

Thursdays and Sundays: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Nanticoke Valley Historical Society & Museum

P.O. Box 75
Corner of Route 26 & Nanticoke Road, Maine, NY 13802
(607) 862-9480;/content/CommunityGroups/View/4

The Nanticoke Valley Historical Museum is klocated in a Victorian house that was originally built in 1869. The Nanticoke Valley Historical Society Acquired the house in 1976 and it has since been restored.

Tours are given to the public by apointment only, so one must call ahead for reservations.

Town of Kirkwood Historical Society

Located in the recently remodeled and restored Kirkwood Schoolhouse #2, the Kirkwood Historical Society has several displays, including two restored classrooms, one of which features old school desks and books, as well as some local yearbooks. The other classroom has been dubbed the KHS Museum, and holds artifacts, documents and memorabilia from Kirkwood's history.

The Kirkwood Historical Society and Museum are open to the public on the first Saturday of each month.

Old Schoolhouse, Veterans River Park, Main St, Kirkwood, NY 13795
(607) 775 - 0811