National Abolition
Hall of Fame
and Museum
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
Visitor Information


National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road, PO Box 55, Peterboro N.Y. 13134 
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 Museum Hours:

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum is currently: 

May 27, 2017  until Sunday, September 25, 2017

Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Call or email to schedule an  appointment all other days/times.

During the off-season, September 26, 2017-May, 2018 please contact us by email to schedule a visit by appointment.

To schedule a private or group visit, contact us by 



For General Questions, call: 315-684-3262

To arrange for group tours in Peterboro and outreach lectures at your site, call: 315-280-8828

Admission to NAHOF: $5 Adults     

Free for Students and Members

Free to Blue Star Families

*Donations are happily accepted during times of special programs in which admission is waived.     






























Location & Driving Directions: 

*Some GPS units might not recognize the address/zip code. Please consider printing the directions below for additional help.


The NAHOF museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Smithfield Community Center,
5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134.

(On the Google map, look for the "Smithfield Town Clerk" icon)              

Directions to:

National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
Smithfield Community Center / Evans Academy
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro NY 


From NYS Thruway Route 90

From NYS Route 5 in Canastota

Take the Oxbow Road south from Canastota intersection on NYS Rt 5

Drive 9 miles on “The Oxbow”

As you approach the outskirts of Peterboro “The Oxbow” Road bends (At that bend the Oxbow meets Old County Road)

On the left/east is a large white house with a big front porch. Immediately after the white house, cross the brook.

Immediately after the brook on the left/east behind the hedge is The Lodge / Visitor Center

Immediately on the left is the small red brick Land Office of Gerrit Smith.

Proceed straight through the intersection by the Land Office. (Oxbow Rd becomes Pleasant Valley Rd)

Within one tenth of a mile you will see the Smithfield Community Center / Evans Academy on the right at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road


From NYS Scenic Route 20  in Morrisville

At Morrisville traffic light turn north on to Swamp Road / Madison County Road 101

Travel 5.7 miles (passing Morrisville State College Equine Center, and Morrisville Eaton High School)

Enter Peterboro

At T intersection beside Peterboro Area Museum and Veteran's Memorial, turn left / west

Pass Smithfield Fire Department and Post Office

At T intersection beside GERRIT SMITH ESTATE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK sign turn left / south on to Pleasant Valley Road

Drive less than tenth of mile

5255 is on right side: large white community hall with Smithfield Community Center / Evans Academysign out front 

National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum

5255 Pleasant Valley Road

PO Box 55

Peterboro N.Y. 13134

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