The amount of display space has doubled with the opening of the John and Anna Juried Memorial Barn. This agricultural building houses equipment from the Benjamin Road farm of Michael McNamara, the Village of Gilboa’s produce delivery wagon from Clayton Buel, and historical antique barn tools.

Our hours are: 12:00pm to 4:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays. We will be open starting Memorial Day Weekend May 26 to Columbus Day Weekend October 7, 2018.

Besides an excellent fossil exhibit the Gilboa Museum has several new, permanent displays. Many donations of logging saws, and antique farming tools are on display, and artifacts from the original town of Gilboa have also been incorporated as part of the museum's permanent collection. Pictured below are new Devonian tree base specimens added to the Museum collection.

Tree Bases

The Gilboa Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the heritage of Gilboa, New York and the cultural treasure of the Devonian Period Gilboa Fossils. The Museum features videos about the fossils along with historical displays about the area and the town of Gilboa. Take time to visit Gilboa and the museum to see the Gilboa Fossil Exhibit and the overlook at the Gilboa Dam pictured below.

Learn more about the dam
Photo courtesy of Scotia, NY website


Click below to visit "Art & Fossils" a website featuring fossils professionally photographed by Art Murphy and learn more about the fossil displays at the Gilboa Museum.Visit Art and Fossils


Starting in 2008 the Gilboa Dam underwent improvements through reconstruction and the utilization of new technology to make the dam safe and secure for the next 80 years. In the process new and exciting fossil discoveries were uncovered (SEE OUR EXPLORING FOSSILS PAGES on this site to view just some of the discoveries) including the floor of a Devonian forest, photo below. Upon discovering the forest floor a mapping process of the depressions, caused by trees and foliage, was undertaken. The pictures below hints at the complexity of the Devonian ecosystem. Visit the Museum to see the map and actual fossilized tree trunks that fit the depressions.

Highly defined tree base depressions clearly seen.

Tree Floor