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Rose Hill Mansion

Route 96A, Geneva, NY
+1 315-789-3848
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Great tour

Enjoyed the last tour of the day at this beautiful mansion. The tour guide was knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JLCtravel
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Neversink, New York
A Wonderful Experience!!!

This is a majestic 100+year old mansion, owned by the Geneva Historical Society, maintained in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FLTraveler08
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Trumansburg, Ny
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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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Route 96A, Geneva, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 September 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
GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 25 August 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
GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

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

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Rose Hill Mansion overlooks beautiful Seneca Lake and is well worth the visit for a tour. We recommend spring, summer and fall. Be warned that there are steep stairs and low railings in this historic mansion. You will get to see the family and staff's...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Fabulous restoration completed in 1966. There are pieces from two of the original owners. The community came together and donated or loaned other pieces to complete the collection. The ~ 1 hour tours are guided by very knowledgeable docents. After the tour you are free...More

Thank Ready_For_Sun10
GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for your detailed and positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience of visiting and talking with our guides--they are excellent! Anne

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We really enjoyed our tour here on June 24th. the trio guide gave a wonderfully informative tour and made several suggestions for other things to do in the area. The house was interesting, the history fascinating and the views from the lake were great.

Thank StarkEnterpr1se
GHSMuseum_RoseHill, Public Relations Manager at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thanks so much for your positive review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and were willing to share that you did. Anne

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Owned and maintained by the Geneva Historical Society, this magnificent building is furnished with period pieces. Well-versed docents share the home's history, from it's golden era, through years of neglect and on to its resurrection of today! It's setting is idyllic, over looking the largest...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Try to go when it is nice weather, the views of the lake are very pretty. The house is very interesting, nice gift shop.

Thank EBK55
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anthonyfS4548IZ
15 August 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
25 January 2016|
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Response from pattinog1 | 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
28 March 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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