Visitor Updates

It takes a village to ensure a happy and safe experience for all.


2021 Visitor Updates


  • As per the New York State HERO Act, masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing is also required at all times when on BNHV grounds.


  • Hands-on, interactive and/or small exhibits have been temporarily closed.
    • At this time, this includes the Erie Canal Room and Pioneer Kitchen.


  • Self-guided tours are available in the Village, utilizing our new Virtual App
    • For the safety of our visitors and artifacts, the historic buildings are viewable behind plexiglass barriers. 


  • The Community Artisan Village program is held on Saturdays (10am - 4pm).


  • Sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the Museum for guest use.