Chautauqua County's storied past is on display at local museums and history centers. Visit a National Historic Landmark within the gates of Chautauqua Institution, tour the Dunkirk Lighthouse, or see grand historic residences at the McClurg Museum, the D.R. Barker Museum and the Gov. Fenton History Center. Learn about fascinating and diverse past residents including U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, Robert H. Jackson, and Roger Tory Peterson, the pre-eminent American naturalist who illustrated and chronicled the natural world to the public during the 20th century. Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of “The First Couple of Comedy,” at the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum, where visitors get a peek at not just on-screen personas, but who they were off-screen. Exhibits include Lucille’s Emmy awards, costumes, rare memorabilia, set replicas, and much more. Leave time to visit the gift shop, five outdoor public murals around downtown Jamestown, two statues in Lucille Ball Memorial Park, her childhood home in Celoron, and final resting place located in Jamestown’s Lakeview Cemetery. Complimentary maps are available at the museum’s store.
2 West 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701