Introduction to Penn Yan, New York
Penn Yan History
Penn Yan was founded by Abraham Waggener. The early settlers in this region were mostly followers of Jemima Wilkinson, who claimed to have received a divine commission. The first house in this area was built in 1799. Penn Yan was officially incorporated on April 29, 1833.
Penn Yan and nearby Attractions
- Oliver House Museum
- Belhurst Castle
- Ellwanger Garden
- Sonnenberg Gardens
- Keuka Lake State Park
Things To Do In Penn Yan
Local museums include Bloomfield Academy Museum, the Dundee Area Historical Society and Ontario County Historical Museum. Nearby historical sites include Belhurst Castle, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and Sonnenberg Gardens. Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park, Cayuga Lake State Park, Sampson State Park and Seneca Park Zoo are all accessible from Penn Yan as well.
Penn Yan Transportation
Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.
Penn Yan Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Finger Lakes Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Keuka College.