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Explore the Fulton County Museum

Tucked away just outside the Downtown Gloversville corridor, is the Fulton County Museum, located at 237 Kingsboro Avenue. If you haven’t visited yet, you are missing a true gem!

Trip Advisor lists the museum as one of the best 5 things to do in Gloversville ( It’s also a site on the NYS Path Through History map and a stop on the NYS Haunted History Trail. It’s also listed on the NYS Historical Marker database for being the site of the Kingsborough Academy, “built 1831 demolished 1900 private school 1831-1863 public elementary school 1863-1900.”

Google reviews include this one from Kathy R.: “Friendly docents, learned more about our nee adopted home county!” Tek T. wrote this Google review: “What a gem. If you want to learn the history of this town, this is the place to go.”

On July 11 and 18, continues the museum's Hands on History Series for kids ages 5 to 10. Events begin at 10 a.m. and run for an hour and are free.

Take the time to explore the two levels of history with exhibits ranging from leather and tanning to military, railroad history to school, and Native American to farming. For more information on the museum, visit


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