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A Closer Look: The Babcock House Museum

A Closer Look: The Babcock House Museum

From the Photo series: A Closer Look: Explore Western New York’s architectural treasures series
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The Babcock House Museum was built in 1848 by Jeptha Babcock near the shores of Lake Ontario along the Seaway Trail. This Greek Revival cobblestone farmhouse is now operated as a museum by the Town of Somerset Historical Society. Its cobblestone masonry, using weathered stone from Lake Ontario, is unique to this area of New York, and most cobblestone homes were erected prior to the Civil War. Focal points of the home are the brick bread oven and beehive cook fireplace. The house is completely furnished with vintage antiques, china, light fixtures and a pump organ. Besides hosting various events throughout the year, the Babcock House Museum is open for touring from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays from June to October.

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