Indigenous and Christian Religious Sites of the Finger Lakes

Indigenous and Christian Religious Sites of the Finger Lakes

Victor, New York 14564, United States

Created By: Nazareth College

Tour Information

This driving tour encompasses eight different religious sites of Christianity and the Seneca nation, throughout the Finger Lakes region. This tour is meant to examine the interplay in location and history between Chrsitian and Indigenous religions.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Ganandagon is a state park in upstate New York, in a town near Victor. It is closest to Candaigua Lake. It is a museum and historical site where the Seneca people used to live. There are many hiking trails and statues that discuss oral and ... Read more
This religious site is the origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This site was the home and farmland of Joseph Smith's family, the leader of this religion. Smith at 14 recieved a vision from God and Jesus Christ in whi... Read more
This park is a beautiful part of upstate New York, with many scenic overlooks and hiking trails to admire. The founder of the park. William Letchworth started a park museum with Native artifacts of the Seneca people's religious traditions ... Read more
Tompkins County is located in the Ithaca area below the finger lakes in upstate New York. This area is home to the traditional and ancestral land of the Gayogohó:nǫˀ nation which is more commonly known as the Cayuga Nation; one of the si... Read more
St. Mary’s Church is a Catholic church. They began to build the structure in 1870. This church has beautiful Gothic architecure, and is very well kept up. This church prides itself in providing architecure as a way to gain a meaningful re... Read more
The site is located off of Oswego Lake in Auburn, New York. This is an educational facility that prepared thousands of pastors and missionaries to travel near and far to spread the word of God. This chapel includes beautiful architecture an... Read more
St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, in Geneva, NY is home to many important people in history as well as an important place for Catholics. Catholic cemeteries are a place for prayer and deep respect for the deceased. In many Catholic c... Read more
One place we planned on including in our driving tour is Bare Hill Unique Area, Council Rock in Rushville, NY. Bare Hill Unique Area and Council Rock in Rushville is a trail by Canandaigua Lake which was the home of the Seneca Nation. Each ... Read more


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