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WELCOME TO THE
JOHN W. JONES MUSEUM

John W. Jones Museum is the original home of

Mr. John W. Jones, who escaped slavery and settled

in Elmira, New York.

The Museum commemorates his life and work as an Underground Railroad Station Master who safely assisted approximately 800 fugitives’ flight to Canada and was responsible

for the dignified burial of

nearly 3000 Confederate soldiers.

  Photo Courtesy of Chemung County Historical Society

CLOSED FOR SEASON

Location of Museum

1250 DAVIS STREET
ELMIRA, NY 14901

Weekends from June 21 through August 31

Fri: 1pm - 4pm
Sat: 1pm - 2pm
Sun: 1pm - 4 pm

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CONTACT US

John W. Jones Museum
PO Box 932
Elmira, NY 14902

©2021 by John W. Jones Museum

 

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