Seneca White Deer, Inc. concluded the White Deer Tour program at the former Seneca Army Depot at the end of 2019. We are no longer conducting tours.
Our efforts to build a tour program that could survive on revenues from tours and donations from our supporters were ultimately unsuccessful. We simply are unable to continue a program that could not meet its expenses.
We thank the donors who have contributed to our efforts over the years, including those of you who recently supported our annual appeal with an outpouring of generosity. We would also like to thank the more than 15,000 visitors who have taken our tours. We hope the Seneca White Deer experience, which was lovingly and respectfully crafted to combine the military history of the former Seneca Army Depot with information about and sighting of the wildlife that call this preserved site home, was as exciting and moving for you as it has been for us.
We also thank the staff and volunteers who played a crucial role in this unique program. We are proud of our accomplishments over the past 20 years in protecting and preserving the white deer and other wildlife of the former Depot. We hope that you, and the rest of the Finger Lakes community, will continue to cherish this unique resource. Seneca White Deer, Inc. continues to operate as an advocacy organization for the white deer and the other wildlife of the former Depot.
Thank you all for a great experience!
On behalf of the Board, staff and volunteers,
President, Seneca White Deer, Inc.
See some of our favorite photos of the former Depot’s wildlife, historical views, and military facilities
HISTORY OF THE DEPOT Built in 1941 by the U.S. Army to store weapons in anticipation of World War II, the 10,587 acre Seneca Army Depot stored bombs, missiles, ammunition, and reputedly nuclear weapons, until its retirement in 2000. Transferred to Seneca County and then to private ownership, remnants of the storage facilities and abundant wildlife remain on the vast site. LEARN MORE