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Gov. Reuben Fenton Mansion

Jamestown is a city in Chautauqua County, in New York's Southern Tier.


Although Jamestown is a small city, it is the largest in Chautauqua County. It has cold, snowy winters and mild summers, even cool at night sometimes in August.

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You will need a car as public transportation is very very limited.


  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:18PM local time and lasts 3 min. The chances of a clear sky are 35%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio then straddling the Canada–New England border.
  • Chautauqua Lake


Partridge-Sheldon House
  • 1 National Comedy Center, 203 W Second St, +1 716 484-2222. Th-M 10AM-5PM. The first major museum in the U.S. dedicated to comedy, the National Comedy Center opened in August 2018 as the culmination of years of effort from major figures in American comedy. The advisory board includes Carl Reiner, Laraine Newman, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Paula Poundstone, and many others. Next door to Jamestown's historic Gateway Train Station, the museum offers more than 50 exhibits, from interactive experiences to artifacts and memorabilia. Highlights include a hologram theater, a stand-up lounge, and the adults-only "Blue Room". Personal archives housed at the museum include those of Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Phyllis Diller, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, and Jerry Seinfeld. Adults $30, age 60+ $27.50, ages 13-17 $24.50, military/veteran $23.50, ages 6-12 $18.50, under 6 free; prices include Lucy Desi Museum. National Comedy Center (Q96394954) on Wikidata National Comedy Center on Wikipedia
    • 2 The Lucy-Desi Museum, 212 Pine St, +1 716 484-0800, . M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-4PM. Operated by the National Comedy Center, this museum celebrates the lives and entertainment careers of Jamestown native Lucille Ball and her co-star husband Desi Arnaz through interactive displays, personal belongings and video screenings. Adult $16, Age 60+ $15, ages 6-17 $13. Also included with Comedy Center admission (see listing above). Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center (Q6697259) on Wikidata Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Center for Comedy on Wikipedia
  • 3 Northwest Arena, 319 West Third Street. features open ice skating, hockey, concerts and indoor soccer leagues. Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena (Q6146262) on Wikidata Northwest Arena on Wikipedia
  • Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 311 Curtis St. Is a national center for nature education named for the award-winning naturalist and author of a popular series of natural history field guides. Featured are nature exhibits as well as wildlife art and photography. Trails and a butterfly garden are on the 27 wooded acres. Call (716) 665-2473 for more information.


Jamestown Armory


  • Alfie's, 986 Fairmount Ave. Known for great fish and amazing breakfasts.
  • Forte, 114 East 3rd Street, +1 716 484-6063. Jamestown, NY 14701. Eclectic American fare. Sushi. Homemade unique desserts.
  • Johnny's Lunch, 966 Fairmount Ave, +1 716 664-2881. Local fast food.
  • Lisciandro's Restaurant.
  • The Pub.
  • Good Buffalo-style wings including at Wings ' Things on E. Second.


  • Wine Cellar, 309 N Main St., +1 716 483-0599. The epitome of J-town culture. Not to be missed.
  • The Cherry Lounge, 326 Cherry St., +1 716 664-4359. Awesome wings, great atmosphere!


Euclid Avenue School

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