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Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

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Address: 2370 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-2511

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Old Times In Rochester

The Stone-Tolan House is one of the earliest buildings still standing in Rochester. Nestled now between East Avenue and I-490, the site includes an orchard. An annual fundraiser... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Stone-Tolan House is one of the earliest buildings still standing in Rochester. Nestled now between East Avenue and I-490, the site includes an orchard. An annual fundraiser is an antiques show that offers fine antiques from a number of dealers. Our ancestors lived much more simply than do we.

Thank L F
Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Only open Fridays 1-3 not easy to find using public transport from Rochester. Some good displays and well briefed docent. Worth a visit, but make sure it is Friday!

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Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband and I like historic sites, and this particular site gives you a good glimpse of the past along with some Rochester background history. For the cost, it is well worth the visit here!

Thank DuchessofRush
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

perfect to just drop in to see; or to come when they have classes or special events...on East Avenue at the Brighton/Pittsford line; we always enjoy a visit here.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Our history in one house. Please check this site out and learn about Rochester's first family. I used to take school groups here as a walking trip and personally loved every minute. If you live in town, make the time to visit the house and grounds when tours are available. The Docents are all volunteers and do an absolute tremendous... More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

This unassuming little red house offers an amazing glimpse into history. Built in 1792, the stove less, refrigerator less kitchen with no running water shows us just how resourceful and hardy our ancestors truly were. We wish we would have been able to see the 2nd floor rooms but enjoyed the main level and stroll through the gardens.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Visit the Stone-Tolan House to see what life was like in the 1800's! House has been beautifully restored. It was orginally built as a tavern.

1 Thank Tread123
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This former inn, that at the time was in the middle of nowhere, is now surrounded by modern homes and a busy, but beautiful East Avenue. But the home is well able to transport visitors to what it felt like to arrive by stage coach or horseback for a light supper and a cup of ale - and a warm,... More 

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upstate NY
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I first visited this place chaperoning during a school visit. I was fascinated. For me it is one of the must see places for visitors, especially international visitors.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

The docent's are amazing. You really get a sense of Rochester as a frontier town with carriage houses and inn's and stuff!

Thank Chris F

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