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Foster Cottage Museum


Foster Cottage Museum

9 East Main Street
Clifton Springs, NY 14432

Phone: (315) 462-7394


Dr. Henry Foster who was the founder of the Clifton Springs Water Cure, which has become our modern hospital, built the cottage. The Foster Cottage dates back to 1854 and was recently renovated in order to house the museum, which was opened in July of 2000. The Foster Cottage along with the other buildings on Main Street give a realistic view of what the village looked like at the turn of the 19th century. The museum has several displays showing the many aspects of Dr. Foster’s life, the local nursing school (1894-1934) and items of past local businesses. There is also a room dedicated to local individuals who served our country in several branches of our Armed Forces. A pictorial time line shows the changes of the village from 1850 to 2000 when the Clifton Springs Hospital celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.