Ingersoll Museum Hours, Contact & Directions

Ingersoll Museum Exterior
Ingersoll Museum Exterior
2020 Museum Hours
(Revised Due to Pandemic)

The Ingersoll Museum will not open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend. It will remain closed until further notice, depending on conditions. To contact Museum management in an emergency, please call Tom Flynn at 716-462-0863.


The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum is located in Dresden, New York, on the west shore of Seneca Lake off State Route 14 about 11 miles south of Geneva, New York.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) runs roughly east-to-west across New York state from Albany to Buffalo. Midway between the cities of Syracuse and Rochester, NY State Route 14 crosses I-90 at Exit 42.

Take Exit 42 – Geneva and take Route 14 South. Follow the signs through the City of Geneva, then proceed south for about 11 miles. At the flashing yellow light (the only such light on Route 14), turn left. Drive across the railroad crossing; you will enter Dresden on Main Street. The Museum is on your left about 1/2 mile past the railroad crossing.

Contact Us

Amherst Office

Tom Flynn
Phone: (716) 636-7571
Fax: (716) 636-1733

By Mail

Robert Green Ingersoll Memorial Committee
c/o Council for Secular Humanism
P.O. Box 664
Amherst, NY 14226-0664

Ingersoll Museum

Phone: (315) 536-1074

The Museum is normally staffed only Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day through Halloween, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

For group tour arrangements and most other inquiries, please contact the Amherst office.