Ganondagan State Historic Site

Victor, New York

Ganondagan State Historic Site is the location of a major 17th-century Seneca town (Broughton Hill) and palisaded granary (Fort Hill). Three hundred years ago, near Ganondagan, the Marquis de Denonville, Governor General of New France, led an army from Canada against the Seneca in July 1687 in an attempt to annihilate and eliminate them as competitors in the international fur trade. It was here that the Seneca, one of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, fostered the tradition of unity and peace instead of warfare among their people,which was initiated by a Seneca woman known as the Mother of Nations. She is buried here, and the Seneca refer to Ganondagan as the Town of Peace.

Victor, New York

Hours of Operation

Visitor Center: Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., mid-May through end of October. Guided Trail Walks: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. Trails open year-round, 8:00 a.m. to sunset (weather permitting).

Ganondagan State Historic Site
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitor Experiences

Gift Shop
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Hiking/Biking Trail
Living History Presentation
Native American Interpretation
Open Year Round
Visitors Center