Visit the Fenton

Welcome to the Fenton! Learn more about visting the mansion and research center here. Note that a Spanish Guidebook is now available upon request. La Guía en español está disponible a solicitud.

General Information

Fenton History Center
67 Washington Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Hall House Research Center
73 Forest Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 664-6256

Admission Rates

  • Adults (18+) – $10.00
  • Veterans (with military ID) – $8.00
  • Children Under 17 – FREE
  • Members – FREE
  • Group* Rate (15 or more people) – $8.00

Hours and Admission

Fenton History Center Museum Hours
Monday– Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

Hall House Research Center Hours
Monday– Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
A research assistant will not be available on Wednesdays.

To schedule an appointment please call (716) 664-6256

We are a Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museums is a free admission program for active military and their families from Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2024) to Labor Day (September 2, 2024).

Additional Visitor Information

Paid admission includes access to the Fenton History Center Museum and Hall House Research Center. Visitors are encouraged to visit both locations. Exhibits in the museum are ever-changing and new additions to the Research Center library are made on a regular basis.

Please call ahead before visiting the research center whenever possible and to schedule appointments for detailed studies.

Free parking is available outside both the Museum and the Research Center. Many visitors park in one location to enjoy the brief walk between the Museum and Research Center in the spring, summer, and fall.

Individuals, families, students, seniors and anyone planning to visit the Fenton History Center on more than one occasion are encouraged to purchase a Fenton History Center membership. Students and seniors receive discounted membership rates. See the membership page for more information. The entrance to the mansion contains a ramp and the first floor of the mansion is ADA accessible.

The Fenton History Center is closed for the last two weeks of January for annual cleaning and repairs. Additionally, the Fenton is closed on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

Group Tours

The Fenton History Center welcomes bus tours and other group tours. We provide guided tours by appointment only. Walk-in visitors are welcome to tour the museum at their convenience with an informative guide booklet. Educational Programs are available on a variety of topics for schools, “home schoolers”, scouts and other interested groups through the Education Department. For information about scheduling a guided tour, program or school program, please contact us by phone at (716) 664-6256 or by email.

Visitors touring the museum on their own are provided with an informative booklet and a brief overview of the museum prior to their tour. A full selection of books; pieces reminiscent of the Victorian era; mementos of the Fenton Mansion, Jamestown, New York and Chautauqua Lake; keepsakes; and a number of handcrafted items are available for sale within the museum gift shop.

Note: Bus parking is available, but buses need to enter through the entrance next to the Hall House on Forest Avenue.

Museum From Home

The Museum From Home, or Museum At Home video series was created during the COVID-19 related closure in 2020. Videos originally appeared on our Facebook page and are also accessible on our YouTube Channel. These videos represent a small section of the Museum’s collection and exhibits. Videos are continuing on a weekly basis since our reopening. Please come see these, and many more artifacts in person. Note that videos may contain incorrect information regarding current museum hours. Check out the videos on our YouTube Channel.