Little Red Schoolhouse Museum
Two floors of early American and Age of Railway exhibits.

Railway Signal Tower
This New York Central Railway Signal Tower was originally located at Sterling Station.  It includes railway exhibits, sound effects, and railway track with hand-pump car ride you can operate yourself.

Raymond Arthur Waldron Exhibit Building
Our new exhibit building was dedicated on July 25, 2011 and now contains our Blacksmith Shop and Cooper’s Shop as well as new displays.

The Town of Sterling has designated this complex of buildings as
Sterling Heritage Park.


Map1294 State Route 104A
Sterling, New York

We are located directly on State Route 104A in Sterling Center next to the Sterling Town Hall.  From the south take Route 38 directly north to Sterling Center.

Click here to see us on Google Maps.

Museum Hours

Our regularly scheduled hours are
Monday, 9:00 am to Noon, June through August
and 7 weekends during the summer,
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
July 14 through August 26.

We are happy to have you visit the museum at other times by appointment – just call Pat and Leigh Shortslef 315-564-6721.

Senior Tours  –  Trails, Sails and Rails

The Sterling Historical Society has a full day senior bus tour entitled, “Trails, Sails and Rails,” replete with history, mysteries and the story of our railroad and shipping heyday which began over 135 years go.  This includes a visit to our museum and a tour of Sterling’s sites of interest.   Click here for more information.

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