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Finger Lakes

Peppermint Museum/H.G. Hotchkiss Building

95 Water Street, Lyons, NY 14489

Phone: (315) 946-4596

The H. G. Hotchkiss Essential Oil Museum is both the first and last place of the industry that made Lyons famous world-wide. The museum displays original furniture and implements of the process of refining oil that farmers distilled in the field and brought to the Hotchkiss to be filtered and purified. A tour of the building tells the story of the Hiram and Leman Hotchkiss brothers and the relationship between the Erie Canal and the business of making peppermint oil.