New York State Governor Silas Wright settled in Canton in 1819. He served in the Senate and House of Representatives and was influential enough to have his portrait appear on the $50 bill back when the gold standard prevailed. He beat Millard Fillmore to win the governorship, but couldn't be persuaded to run for president. The period rooms in his Greek revival home feature original furnishings; changing exhibits include materials from private collections. Special Events: Lectures, tours, antiques show.
Open: YR, Tue-Sat, 12-4pm. Fri 12-8pm. Donation.