Our Museums and Operations are partially funded by a grant administered by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and authorized by the Schuyler County Legislature.  Your donation will provide us with the opportunity to better serve our mission.
Donations to the Schuyler County Historical Society are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Without the generosity of the public we would not be able to continue our mission.

Please send your check or money order to:
Schuyler County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, NY 14865

Or make a donation
by credit card or through PayPal.
We will send a donation receipt for your records, and a heartfelt thank you in response.


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Welcome to the Schuyler County Historical Society!  We are located in Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, just south of Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake of the Finger Lakes.  The Society maintains three properties within the county and is headquartered at the Brick Tavern Museum, a large brick Federal style building built in 1828 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Our Museum has exhibits relating to Schuyler’s rich history.  It also houses artifacts, books, and documents concerning Schuyler people and events, which makes it a desirable stop for genealogists and researchers.  Museum admission is free but there is a fee for non-members to conduct research. 

The Barton family overlooking Montour Falls 

Brick Tavern Museum Opening Hours

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All Year:  Open 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday


June,July & August:  Same as above but includes

some Saturdays, 11am-3pm, see "News"

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays.

Closed Dec 24- Jan 2, 2017

If area schools are closed due to the weather, the Museum is closed also.

The 29th governor of NYS was David Bennett Hill who was born in Havana (Montour Falls ) in 1843.  He served two terms  - 1885-92;  he died in 1910 & is buried in Montour Falls.  During his term the first execution by the electric chair took place.