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Genesee Country Village & Museum General Admission Ticket

1. Genesee Country Village & Museum General Admission Ticket

Explore meaningful insights into the origins of customs, traditions, social values, and the evolution of contemporary lifestyles in this unique museum. Observe 68 historic structures furnished with 15,000 artifacts and get to experience an authentic 19th-century environment. Have the chance to interact with friendly, knowledgeable interpreters in period-appropriate dress, making the museum really come to life. Completely immerse yourself in the 19th century by watching the village craftsmen, smelling the aroma of freshly baked 19th-century foods, and strolling the beautiful gardens. Enjoy watching trade and agricultural demonstrations that take place daily to get a taste of the livelihoods of past eras. Situated on a 600-acre complex and only 20 miles from Downtown Rochester, each of the buildings, gardens, and farms in the museum are exhibits in and of themselves.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

We got there at opening and stayed til closing and still needed more time! We tried the beer made on site and enjoyed it very much. It will be ever better when the Covid-19 threat is over and you can go in the buildings without waiting. Personally I wouldn't take small children because there isn't much for them, but we did see several strollers so it can be done. Great for school age kids. I attended with both of my boys when they went on school trips. They loved it!

It was a beautiful place and like nothing I've ever seen before! It was really interesting being able to talk to the various actors who were very knowledgeable about their trades. I learned a lot more than I expected to, and I can't wait to visit again! I recommend checking out the sweets shop - absolutely delicious cookies!

Beautiful clean grounds. Exhibits that had docents were excellent! Problem was there were very few docents!

Full of history, beautiful place. Fun time, nice learning experience.

Fabulous- the best part was the knowledgeable interpreters.