Home » Places Miner's Cabin and Ischua Valley Historical Society This three story edifice of Queen Anne design was built by Tom Corsett and R. A. Crosby for Simeon Robbins in 1895 at a cost of $7,000. Mr. Robbins had made several trips to the Klondike, discovered a paying mine, and with proceeds of its sale built the Miner's Cabin - so called because of his success in the gold fields.The first floor has heavy, beautifully carved woodwork, fireplaces, and parquet floors. All rooms but the entry to the kitchen are newly papered in the design of the 1895 era. The second floor has three rooms in use; two are research libraries and the other contains a fabulous display of knives made at a local factory. The third floor "ballroom", once the scene of parties and dances, is now being used for storage, and the cellar is unused except for the furnace.The IVHS, since assuming ownership of the Miner's Cabin in 1971, has rewired it, put on a new roof, installed new water pipes, a new furnace, storm windows and doors, and restored the barn - at a cost of well over $20,000.00. This has been done through membership (225), donations, a lot of work by the members, and money made at our room at the Maple Festival where they sell cheese, baked goods, crafts, and conduct a flea market.The Miner's Cabin is open during the Maple Festival or on special "Open House" occasions when they display a variety of treasured antiques indiginous to this area. It is also open by appointment by calling 716-676-2590. Miner's Cabin 9 Pine Street Franklinville, NY 14737 United States Phone: 716-676-2590 42° 20' 17.2968" N, 78° 27' 22.6224" W General Information Wheelchair Accessible: No Parking: Yes RV Parking: No Bus Parking: No Pets Allowed: Unknown Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown Internet Access: Unknown Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown Playground: Unknown Indoor Pool: Unknown Outdoor Pool: Unknown Swimming: Boat Launch or Dock: Fishing Access: Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown Hiking Trail Access: Unknown Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown Please note Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect Miner's Cabin and Ischua Valley Historical Society is categorized in Autumn Spring Summer Museums antique historian history museum Rainy Day restored Culture Enthusiasts Franklinville Email this page Travel Guide It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!! View the visitor's guide online or request that the Enchanted Mountains guide be snail mailed to you for FREE! Related Events Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"