Museum Village:
Monroe, NY

by | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Museum Village, a replica of a typical American village during the 1800’s, was the vision of Roscoe William Smith. Mr. Smith would sometimes accept farm tools or artifacts as forms of payment for electricity. For over 40 years Mr. Smith amassed a great collection of these items. In 1940 he began to display the artifacts and educate visitors. Museum Village opened its doors on July 1, 1950.

Today, more than 50 years later, Museum Village is still up and running.  It is set up to educate generations of Americans about the work and life of their ancestors. Through educational programs and hands-on-exhibits Museum Village is dedicated to exploring and interpreting 19th century rural life.  It is set up in a way that helps today’s youth develop an appreciation for the evolution of industry and technology in America.

The exhibit include a Drug Store, Log Cabin, Weave Shop, General Store, Broom Shop, Print Shop, Livery, School House, Candle Shop, Blacksmith, Wagon Shop and various farm animals to admire. Our favorite activity was creating our very own candle in the Candle Shop.

When visiting Museum Village, you can’t help but marvel at the way of life in the 1800’s and how their way of living was brilliant and extremely practical.

Posted: August 3, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


1010 NY-17M

Monroe, NY 10950

Phone Number:



Adults: $12.00
Seniors: $10.00
Children 4 – 12: $8.00
Children under 4: Free



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April 15, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Open Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm

June 3, 2017 – June 21, 2017
Open Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm

July 5, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

September 9, 2017 – November 12, 2017
Open Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm

Approximate Distance from:

Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Lakewood: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Monsey: 35 Minutes

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