158 E. First Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Located at Leotta-Seaway Trail Park and gateway to Oswego Harbor Rail Trail, the Oswego Peace Garden has a pedestrian bridge and trail spanning the Oswego River and the Oswego Harbor. The park includes benches to enjoy the scenic vista, and the interpretive panels about the history of Oswego, War of 1812.
Many flowers can be enjoyed, including the orange and yellow marigolds and zinnias that represent peace and freedom. The Syracuse orange, SUNY Oswego gold and green, and red geraniums represent sacrifices made by Oswego Patriots. Flowers change with the seasons. The Oswego Peace Garden is an oval shape, approximately 25 feet deep and 40 feet wide. Arrangements need to be made in advance if you would like to request an orientation and (or) guide.
The garden is maintained by volunteers and was initiated by former Oswego City Engineer Anthony Leotta. For more information and list of nearby attractions, go to visitoswegocounty.com. Contact Oswego County Tourism Office, 315-349-8322.
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
1 E. Fourth Street, Oswego, NY 13126
315-343-4711 / www.fortontario.com
Restored colonial fortress overlooking Lake Ontario. Dates to 1755. Re-enactments, gift shop, spectacular views.
Safe Haven Museum & Education Center
2 E. Seventh Street, Oswego, NY 13126
315-342-3003 / www.oswegohaven.org
Dedicated to Holocaust refugees who lived at Fort Ontario 1944 - 1946.
Richardson-Bates House Museum
135 E. Third Street, Oswego, NY 13126
315-343-1342 / www.rbhousemuseum.org
Opulent Victorian mansion, antiques, artwork, Oswego County history.
H. Lee White Maritime Museum
1 W. First Street Pier, Oswego, NY 13126
315-342-0480 / hleewhitemaritimemuseum.org
400 years maritime history, Great Lakes shipping. WWII tug, canal barge.
Ontario Orchards Farm Market
7735 NYS Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126
315-343-6328 / www.ontarioorchards.com
Bountiful assortment fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods. Open daily year-round.
John Wells Pratt House Museum
177 S. First St., Fulton, NY 13069
315-598-4616 / www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM2704_John_Wells_Pratt_House_Fulton_NY
Historic home and museum, highlights history of Oswego River Canal, former mill town and prominent industrial center.