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Rose Hill Mansion

3373 Ny, 96a, Geneva, NY
+1 315-789-3848
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Nice stop to get an idea of how the area was in the origins. The tour is fun but basic. Like I said... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JBMAG
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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If you're into NY history go there.

Our guide was excellent, she knew the history of the place. From the VA tobacco farmer that started... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas O
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Walton, New York
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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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3373 Ny, 96a, Geneva, NY
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"historical society"
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"informative tour"
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"tour lasted about an hour"
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"interior and exterior"
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"seneca lake"
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"great tour"
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"explore the grounds"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice stop to get an idea of how the area was in the origins. The tour is fun but basic. Like I said it’s a nice stop to visit.

Thank JBMAG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was excellent, she knew the history of the place. From the VA tobacco farmer that started the homestead to the final owner, very interesting.

Thank Thomas O
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We stopped by here to tour this beautiful house while we were visiting the Rochester-Buffalo area. We enjoyed the tour of this well-preserved home as led by the knowledgeable docent. Whenever we travel around our country, we seek to learn about the different regions we...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

This is a very lovely, modest mansion in the Finger Lakes area of NYS. This event was done in "candle" light in an off-season special event. Nice idea but it didn't quite work. A little too dark. One of the guests got out his flashlight...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Rose Hill Mansion and Miles Winery were the best spot to explore the Ghosts Story's of the mansion on Seneca Lake and sip your wine on a dockside cabana on the lake. You can stay the night in the mansion, explore the stories of spirits...More

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GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

I am afraid you have Rose Hill confused with the Inn at Miles Wine Center. While both are Greek Revival buildings, Rose Hill is on the east side of Seneca Lake and the Inn at Miles Winery is on the west side about 20 miles...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Enjoyed the last tour of the day at this beautiful mansion. The tour guide was knowledgeable and answered questions guests posed. The family history that is known was interestingly woven into the fabric of the home as it exists today. It was easy to leave...More

Thank JLCtravel
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GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

We are very glad you enjoyed your tour and thank you for your thoughtful review. Anne

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is a majestic 100+year old mansion, owned by the Geneva Historical Society, maintained in excellent condition, and furnished in period pieces. The tour of the home was conducted by a docent who was highly knowledgeable about the history of the place and the lives...More

Thank FLTraveler08
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GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your complimentary review. We are glad your enjoyed your visit. Anne

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Nice afternoon break. Its nice to learn the history of the area that you are visiting. This is a worth while stop. The staff are very nice and full of stories.

Thank JBMAG
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GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and took the time to write about it. Anne

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The package from the hotel where we stayed included complimentary tickets to Rose Hill Mansion. The hostess and guide, Nancy, was phenomenal. We were provided with do much information about the Roses and the history of this Mansion. Nancy has perfected her tour do that...More

Thank Mary D
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GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed Nancy's tour. She is a wonderful guide and really knows her agricultural history. Thank you for the positive review. Anne

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We learned a lot about the history of the home, it's inhabitants and the surrounding area on our one hour escorted tour. The guide was quite knowledgeable.

Thank Diane K
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GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

We are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. Thank you for leaving a review. Anne

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anthonyfS4548IZ
August 14, 2016|
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Response from GHSMuseum_RoseHill | Property representative |
We do have tours of Rose Hill from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays through the end of October. Fees for Rose Hill are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for children 10-18. Under 10 are free. The Geneva History Museum... More
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travellady43
January 25, 2016|
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Response from Peachie59 | Reviewed this property |
Besides the tour, the grounds are somewhat limited. It still is worth it. They also give you coupons for free wine tasting on the premises.
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Julie A
March 27, 2015|
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Response from GHSMuseum_RoseHill | Property representative |
Rose Hill Mansion does not open for tours until May 1. The tours run Tuesday through Friday hourly on the half hour, i.e., 10:30, 11:30, etc. from 10am to 4pm. On Saturday and Sunday the tours are normally run every half... More
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