New York
Corning's Crafts Through The Centuries With Your Grandchild
Enjoy frontier-style fun at historic Watson Homestead, where you and your grandchild will try your hand at blacksmithing, glassblowing, ice cream making and much more!
Rating (5)
Program No. 4983RJ
6 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

Participate in the daily life of an early 19th-century frontier family while exploring the natural setting of 375-acre Watson Homestead. Participate in hands-on experiences including blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, tin-punching, blowing a glass ornament and more. Take field trips to Watkins Glen Gorge and other sites, make art projects, wade in the creek, climb the 36-foot climbing tower, archery and much more during this Intergenerational week of fun.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing up to one-half mile, two hours; uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum complex, including the inn built in 1796, one-room schoolhouse, early 19th-century log cabin and agricultural exhibit.
  • Discover glassmaking past and present at the Corning Museum of Glass, with its studio, Innovation Center and hot-glass show.
  • At the Glenn Curtiss Museum see "Curtiss Jenny" and other early aeroplanes and make a model airplane.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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