Sterling Heritage Park


Little Red Schoolhouse Museum

Two floors of early American and Age of Railway exhibits.


Our regularly scheduled hours are
Monday, 9:00 am to Noon, June through August
and 7 weekends during the summer,
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
July 14 through August 26.

We are happy to have you visit the museum at other times by appointment – 

just call Pat and Leigh Shortslef 315-564-672


Railway Signal Tower & The Raymond Waldron Exhibit Building

This New York Central Railway Signal Tower was originally located at Sterling Station.  It includes railway exhibits, sound effects, and 88 feet of railway track with hand-pump car ride you can operate yourself.  

Our new exhibit building was dedicated on July 25, 2011 and now contains our Blacksmith Shop and Cooper’s Shop as well as new displays.



 Here is the latest project: Restoration of this authentic railway caboose. Joe and Loretta Ukleya donated this to our Historical Society in loving memory of their daughter Marcia  Built in 1917, the caboose used to operate on the Hojack line between Rochester and Oswego. As such, it likely ran on an off line through Sterling.