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Bement Billings House Open for Tours

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Dates: August 18, 2018 to September 30, 2018
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults $2, Students $1
  • Newark Valley Historical Society
    Location: Bement-Billings Farmstead
    8980 Main St.
    Newark Valley, NY 13811
  • Phone: (607) 642-9516
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When Asa Bement, Jr. built this house in the mid 1790’s, he was among the first settlers in Newark Valley. He brought his young family from Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the 1790’s to settle here on the banks of the east branch of Owego Creek. His 350-acre farm included tilled fields, pastures, and woodlands. Asa and Abigail Brown Bement built a saw mill, a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, and barns on their property. The mills and blacksmith shop served the needs of neighboring farms as well as his own. The Bement farmstead was one of the most prosperous in Northern Tioga County.

Open 12PM - 4 PM on weekends from July through September. Private group tours can be arranged on any day of the week.

 

Bement Billings House Open for Tours
  • Bement-Billings Farmstead
  • 8980 Main St.
  • Newark Valley, NY 13811
  • August 18, 2018 to September 30, 2018
  • Adults $2, Students $1
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

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Newark Valley Historical Society

P.O. Box 222, 9241 Rt. 38
Newark Valley, NY 13811
(607) 642-9516
The Newark Valley Historical Society preserves and interprets the past of Newark Valley, Northern Tioga County and New York. The Society operates two historic sites: The Bement-Billings Farmstead, located just north of Newark Valley on Route 38, and the Railroad Depot, inside the Village. The Bement-Billings Farmstead is a living history museum which interprets domestic life, agricultural practices, and the natural environment of the early 1800's. The property includes the original Bement farmhouse, a replica blacksmith shop, a reconstructed threshing barn, additional out-buildings, and 90 acres of the Bement family's farmland. The Sycamore Bridge leads to Nature Trails across the east branch of the Owego Creek. This restored 1880’s Train Depot is located in the center of the village of Newark Valley. Exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a restored caboose, and a regional scale model Lehigh Valley Railroad display. Refreshments and old-fashioned candy are available at the snack bar and candy counter during Depot events. The Depot is open June-September for Depot Friday Nights, a series of free concerts and lectures. Other special events include Spring Fling, Newark Valley Day, an annual Antique Appraisal, and Holiday Magic. The facility is available for rental, subject to availability.