Street Address
703 Creek Road, Historic Ironville
Crown Point, NY 12928
Mailing Address
703 Creek Road
Crown Point, NY 12928
June-October Thursdays-Sundays
Jesse Natha Kimler, Director
phone: 518-597-3804


Located on a 500-acre farm, the Penfield Homestead Museum exhibits objects from daily life in the mid-1800s. A pond-side walking tour will carry you by the ruins of a nineteenth-century iron town and the Congregational Church where its workers and their families worshipped.

We are a regional historical records repository, housing genealogical files, maps, church records, and business records of the Crown Point Iron Company. We are located in the hamlet of Ironville, the "Birthplace of the Electrical Age," where the electromagnet was used in the first-ever industrial application of electricity.

Research Collections

Genealogical files
Business records from the Crown Point Iron Company
Church records
Vital Statistics for the town of Crown Point and the hamlets of Ironville and Hammondville
Photographs, including railroads and mining, Seneca Ray Stoddard and E.M. Johnson photos


10-member Board of Directors


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes


We offer an annual newsletter. We also have several in-house publications on the history of the ironworks, and the history of Crown Point, as well as the Civil War diaries of Captain James Penfield and Corporal E.M. Johnson.