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Rose Hill Mansion

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Address: Route 96A, Geneva, NY
Phone Number: +1 315-789-3848
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Description: Experience a taste of life on a 19th-century estate when you visit this...
Experience a taste of life on a 19th-century estate when you visit this National Historic Landmark. Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant Greek Revival house was the center of a busy and productive farm by mid-century. Much of the tour focuses on the Swan family, in residence from 1850 to 1890. Through family letters, photographs, and diaries, explore the family's joys and sorrows and their interactions with neighbors and the many workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order. Trained as a merchant, discover how Robert Swan combined business methods of organization with scientific innovations like drain tile to make his farm more productive and profitable. See twenty rooms restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. Enjoy the magnificent view of Seneca Lake from the front porch and the vista of nearby farmlands.Rose Hill Mansion Gift Shop features a selection of locally produced food products, historically themed gifts and hand crafted items. Be sure to visit the tasting room Billsboro Winery operates on site.Open May 1 to October 31. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Closed Mondays.
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Nice views and history

The guide was very knowledgeable about the mansion. So was the person in their wine tasting room. We left with wine and some of their salad dressings and are enjoying them at home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Richfield, Ohio
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Richfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The guide was very knowledgeable about the mansion. So was the person in their wine tasting room. We left with wine and some of their salad dressings and are enjoying them at home now!

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well worth the stop. The tour was really fun and the stories were interesting. It's a great way to take a break from wine tasting.

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RoseHillGeneva, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this review

So glad you took the time to stop and enjoyed the experience. More 

Lebanon,Pa.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful Mansion with a great view of Seneca Lake. The guides are really knowledgeable about the history and family. The rooms are lovingly restored and really show the opulence. Weel worth the time.

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RoseHillGeneva, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this review

Our guides are what make the tour worth while. We are glad you thought so too and enjoyed your visit. Anne More 

Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am biased because I used to be a tour guide there. Great place, well restored, and a cool peak at how life sort of was in the late 1800s

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a beautifully restored mansion at the foot of Seneca Lake on gorgeous grounds with a wine tasting room in one of their out buildings. The view from the porch of this magnificent Greek Revival mansion is of Seneca Lake and from the back porch of endless green fields.

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RoseHillGeneva, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it. The view IS spectacular! Anne More 

Gloversville, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Joe was our tour guide who knew a lot about the family histories who lived at Rose Hill....very rich perspective of life during those years....

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RoseHillGeneva, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this review

We love our guides. They are what make the tours! Anne More 

Livonia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The history was fantastic, along with the beauty of the mansion, and the gardens. Great place to visit.

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RoseHillGeneva, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Anne More 

NEWCASTLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Really enjoyed this little the time here. We've been to the area many times and we went looking on Trip Advisor for things to do. Tour started with display info in the gift shop, followed by a short movie to fill us in on the history, then the 1 hour tour. Great value, wonderful tour guide. Well worth the stop,... More 

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This mansion is in a beautiful location on Lake Seneca. We had an excellent guide who added many stories to enrich our understanding of the families who lived in the mansion as well as the history of the area. When you finish your tour, you can go a short distance to a related farmhouse and then drive a bit to... More 

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Dundas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our group enjoyed the mansion tour. The guide was very thorough and interesting to listen to . It makes you think that over the years old homes have many stories to tell about all of the different families that occupied them at different times in history. There were lots of good times and hardships in all of the families lives.... More 

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Address: Route 96A, Geneva, NY
Phone Number: +1 315-789-3848
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Geneva

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