— THANK YOU FOR VISITING —
Hammond, New York is a beautiful, rural farming community that borders the spectacular St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands and Black Lake Regions of Upstate New York. We have a rich history of farmers that in many cases are descendants from Scottish settlers that came here in 1818. Our special museum holds many artifacts unique to Hammond and its people. We are committed and focused on preserving the memories and heritage of generations of Hammond residents. We are particularly proud to live in an area that boasts some of the largest concentrations of Scottish Stone Houses throughout the United States!
— 2020 SCOTTISH FESTIVAL UPDATE —
The Hammond Historical Museum has made the prudent decision to NOT hold our 2020 Scottish festival this July. However, we are very optimistic that we can do it next year (probably July 10, 2021). WE ARE EXCITED TO STILL BE HOLDING OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISING RAFFLE ON JULY 11TH! BUY YOUR TICKETS AS SOON AS YOU CAN! We have a limited amount available - with AMAZING GRAND PRIZES! They're selling fast in person, through our network of supporters, and are now conveniently available to order online! Best of luck and help us spread the good word!
— NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC —
Hours, Where Historian Is Present:
Wednesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
(Special Visits Where Social Distancing & Masks Worn-By Appointment. Call 315-324-6628 or 315-528-4742)
OUR FIRST SCOTTISH SETTLER WAS WILLIAM MCNEIL. He lived in a cave on the shore of Chippewa Bay prior to 1812. The solid 8 foot tall limestone statue of William McNeil in front of our Museum was carved by local artist, Carmen D'Avino.