A charming village with a thriving downtown, Fredonia boasts both historic architecture and contemporary convenience. Just minutes from the New York State Thruway, with a variety of commercial and industrial businesses, Fredonia is also home to lovely residential neighborhoods featuring Victorian homes.
Laid out in 1825, the twin Barker Commons make up the centerpiece of the village. Two Victorian fountains are showcased by graceful shade trees and floral displays. Adjacent to the Commons is the Fredonia Village Hall and its restored 1891 Opera House, which is an architectural treasure routinely used for public performances and movies.
Shop, eat, relax, spend the night and enjoy cultural activities in a village rich in both classic elegance and contemporary delight. The quaint shops, quiet streets, friendly people, and a care for the casual visitor makes this village a perfect day-trip or a vacation destination. Nestled among the vineyards of Northern Chautauqua County, Fredonia is a community deeply rooted and growing. Close by you will find welcoming estate wineries, enchanting artists’ shops, and the beauty of our natural world in Western New York.
The village of Fredonia is home to the State University of New York College at Fredonia – a comprehensive residential liberal arts college which has earned recognition several times in the “America’s Best Colleges” listing in US News & World Report. Not only does the school offer an excellent education with a SUNY pricetag, it also shapes much of the cultural and residential life in the surrounding community.
For more information contact interim Fredonia Community Chamber Coordinator Dave Kleparek at (716) 366-6200.