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Genesee Country Village & Museum
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Mumford
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Encompassing more than 600 acres, the Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest living history museum in New York state. Located in small hamlet of Mumford, New York, about 20 miles (32 km) from Rochester, New York, USA. First opened to the public in 1976, the authentic 19th-century Historic Village features costumed historians breathing life into many of the 68 relocated and restored historic homes, farms, shops and other public buildings. When you visit during the regular season you will find various historic trades and craftspeople as well as historic cooking and agricultural demonstrations. GCV&M is also home to the John L. Wehle Art Gallery, the Genesee Country Nature Center, Silver Baseball Park, a pioneer farm, and several Heirloom Gardens. Numerous special events and classes are also offered throughout the year. Our regular open season runs from Mother's Day weekend through Columbus Day, with special programs in November, December and March.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Lots of hands on activities for all ages. People from all crafts dressed up in period clothing. Great place to go when there's nice weather because you can walk around outside from house to house.

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"all ages"
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"step back in time"
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"once a year"
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I hadn't been to the museum for about 20 plus years and my daughters wanted to take their kids. Everyone had a great time as they visited the period houses dressed in their costumes. Most of the houses weren't open for viewing (cost on this weekend was $5) as the museum was officially closed for the season but many houses were manned by staff dressed in the appropriate atire. The kids were amazed at the demonstation of how nails were made, one by one. Each open house handed out treats that were also true to the period-pencils, root beer balls & taffy. Go to www.gcv.org for upcoming events such as 'yultide in the country' where all the houses are decorated for the holidays and take the kids there for a visit in the summer-they'll be amazed at how kids used to live before TV!!! All of the buidings were rescued from demolition and brought to the village-plaques on the houses tell where they came from.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We attended the Spirits of the Past Tour at Genesee, a special nighttime event where a guide takes you around by lantern, and actors act out passages from old-time horror stories, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Tell-Tale Heart, etc. I believe it is only offered around Halloween, although they did talk about other special events they hold at other times of the year.

The actors were great and the tour was very, very cool. I was impressed by the talent and the set up as well. You also do get some history of the Village thrown in, as well as the history of the tales themselves. My husband and I were sad that we didn't budget enough time in our trip to actually tour the Village during the day. We will definitely be back next time!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Enjoyed this beautiful village while waiting for the wedding reception to start. The weather was perfect for walking through the gravel and dirt covered 'streets' of old. These are houses and buildings that have been moved to this location to recreate a 'village'. It's perfect for all ages, although anyone with difficulty walking long distances might need a rest on one of the many benches provided. My only complaint is that all the toilets in the ladies room are made for kids!! As anyone with any type of physical disability or challenge knows, it is very difficult to use a toilet that is too low. I hope they install a more appropriate sized toilet, along with grab bars.
The wedding reception was held in the "barn" which was perfect for the party! The staff was so nice and made sure there was a golf cart available to transport anyone needed a ride to the restrooms. Although they were a short walk away, my 89 year old mother did require the ride. After the party, the gentleman gave us a ride right to our car!!
I think this is a lovely place to visit and stroll around. It is a 'working' village and even has special events such as Civil War re-inactments! If you're in the Rochester/Buffalo area, it's worth it.
The reception was catered by the Caledonia Village Inn and was the best food I've ever had!! The staff was excellent! They are located about 10 minutes from the village and are open for lunch and dinner. If I were you, I'd plan to enjoy a meal there; you won't regret it!

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visit the Genesee Country Village & Museum at least yearly. This time around we went for their Fiddler's Fest, which features local artists playing in the style of the time when the Rochester region was the American frontier.

This, like all the other events, was absolutely fantastic. We made a day out of it and it was well worth the trip. We'll be back next year, or maybe for their special Christmas event.

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