Located at:                                   
The Historic
Paddock Mansion
A Victorian Mansion Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

to the "temporary"
official web site for the Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) of Jefferson County, NY.

  (The content in no way reflects, or is meant to reflect upon the members or staff of the organization.)
An impressive Victorian structure with Swiss chalet traits built in 1876.  Period furnishings are on display in the parlors with permanent and changing exhibits in the remaining rooms of the mansion.  A gift shop and Victorian garden are also on site.

The collections include Tyler coverlets, Tuthill protraits, water turbines, 19th century textiles and farm tools, Civil War artifacts and vintage carriages, a Babcock car and amblance.
Publications Available:

Watertown's Historical Architecture,
Self Guided Walking and Driving Tour Brochures

"Museum Musings"
Newletter of the JCHS

The Kinne Collection of Water Turbines
American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
History and Heritage Collection Program

The Archeology of the Twelve Thousand
Years at Fort Drum
By Georgess McHargue
This page was last updated on: October 7, 2017
New Members Are Welcome!

Membership is open to all!

Call (315)782-3491 with inquires!
Questions or Comments about this Web Site should be forwarded to

Questions regarding JCHS, please call the museum during business hours!
Museum Address:
228 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 782-3491

Previously Acredited by the
American Association of Museums
working toward re-acreditation
JCHS founded in 1886
Museum Hours:
Tues to Fri.    10am to 5pm
(Saturdays 12 noon to 5pm, May - Nov.)
Closed all major holidays.

Admission: See JCHS official Web Site.

A "NEW" official JCHS web is available - link above!

Dedicated to the History of Jefferson County, NY.
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