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Oswego Expeditions » Museums & Historical Sites

Oswego County and its residents have played a unique role in the history of New York State and America. Learn the legend of Silas Town, an American spy and Revolutionary War hero who helped turn the tide of the war, as well as the story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Hear stories of
the Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter, the only shelter in the United States for victims of war-torn Europe during World War II.

Throughout the county, you’ll discover that the Iroquois, French and British armies, the Oswego Canal, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on the pages of time. Explore this fascinating heritage in area museums, historic sites, cemeteries and local libraries. For more information, check out our Historical Guide.


Fort Ontario

Fort Ontario- Oswego


Oswego Expeditions

Contact: Jennifer Mays
Work PO Box 3011 Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-561-0223
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Oswego Expeditions merges health, history and nature thru outdoor recreation. We provide safe, fun year-round recreational and educational opportunities.

  • Customized guided kayak tours and rentals
  • Customized guided hiking tours throughout Oswego County and Adirondacks
  • Customized Passport to History Expeditions. Guided museum and walking tours in Oswego County’s historic communities
  • Bike rentals and snowshoe rentals – $8/hour or $25/day (6 hours)
Categories: Area Attractions, Family Fun, Museums, Parks