543 South Main Street
Geneva NY 14456
Category: Museums & Related Organizations
Description: The Geneva Historical Society operates a museum and two historic houses. The Geneva History Museum has permanent and changing exhibit galleries focused on the history of Geneva, including a children’s Discovery Room and exhibits which explore how the city has changed over the past 300 years. The 1839 Rose Hill Mansion was once part of a working farm, and the house and surrounding grounds are open seasonally for guided tours. Visitors explore the Swan family's life and their interactions with neighbors and the workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order.
Our Story: Discover the shaping and reshaping of a 300-year old Finger Lakes community at the Geneva History Museum. Explore the ways in which the many and varied people who have lived in Geneva have used its beautiful surroundings and abundant natural resources. At Rose Hill Mansion (3373 East Lake Rd), discover how Robert Swan used scientific innovations like drain tile to make his farm more productive and profitable. See twenty rooms restored and furnished to the styles of the mid-1800s. Enjoy the magnificent view of Seneca Lake from the front porch and the vista of nearby farmlands.