American Museum of Cutlery

Cattaraugus Cutlery Company at the 1901 Pan-Am Exhibition

This museum showcases premier examples of knives, swords, edged tools, and weapons.

It is located in the historic village of Cattaraugus, which made its mark in 1849 as the nation's first railroad boom town. Along with the rapid growth came an urgent need for implements capable of clearing land, making homes, getting food, and protecting oneself from harm. This led to another boom in the area--cutlery companies, of which there were nearly one hundred by the early 1900s.

This rich history makes Cattaraugus the perfect location for this museum!

The museum is open Thursday - Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00PM.

Admission is FREE


9 N. Main Street
Cattaraugus, NY 14719
United States

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This tour was just an incredible learning experience. it was the highlight of our 30th wedding anniversary trip. I would not change a thing.
Bob & Mary from Lee, Massachusetts

Fred gave a lot of history behind the area and the customs and traditions of the Amish.  He picked out shops that he thought we would like ...

Donna from Dunkirk, NY with visitors from India
Liked the variety of places that we visited. We all had a good time. The baked goods were excellent and reasonable.
Linda from Hamburg, NY
We liked having a tour guide with us to explain and give details. Visiting with Amish craftsman, getting to hear their processes and procedures.
Marcia from Medford, Oregon
Pat customized the tour to the places we were interested in seeing. We visited Amish shops for candy, quilts, baskets, toys, and a few more.
Lisa from Batavia, NY

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