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The Arkell Museum

Traveling through Central New York and looking for a quick, yet fulfilling stop along the way? Visit the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie and explore its intimate collections of American Art and Mohawk Valley History.

The Arkell Museum, founded by Beech-Nut Packing Company president Bartlett Arkell, preserves and promotes the arts and humanities, with a focus on Canajoharie and the Mohawk Valley. 

This concise, yet comprehensive, local gem is conveniently located just off the New York Thruway and only 20 miles from the nearest Amtrak Station, making it a quick stop and a must-see destination for any kind of trip!

Founded in 1927, some of the prize exhibitions within the Arkell Museum are pulled from Bartlett Arkell’s own private collection, featuring works by distinguished artists Gilbert Stuart and Robert Henri. 

Aside from Arkell’s personal findings, the museum also includes-but is not limited to- collections on the history of the Mohawk Valley, several oil paintings by Winslow Homer within the American Painting gallery and a dedication to the Beech-Nut Packing Company.

The Arkell Museum is currently open to the public and operating Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. 

Adults must pay an entry fee of $9 and students receive a discounted rate of $6.50. Members, active duty military and children under the age of 11 have free access.  

Buy your tickets today and explore this priceless gallery full of American Art and history!

“Beautiful artwork, fascinating local history, a great staff that is helpful and welcoming, and a charming gift shop. What more could you ask for?”

—Hannah Gies, Facebook

Take Amtrak to the Arkell Museum

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Amsterdam Station in Central New York—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

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