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Genesee Country Village & Museum

1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, Wheatland, NY 14511
+1 585-538-6822
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Encompassing more than 600 acres, the Genesee Country Village & Museum is one of the largest living history museums in the country. 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, 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.
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1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, Wheatland, NY 14511
+1 585-538-6822
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I became a member a year ago. I have grown up visiting this incredible museum on field trips with my school and Girl Scouts. My father was in the 108th New York, Volunteer, Civil War Infantry. I remember the skirmishes, setting up the targets, recovering...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

All the homes and buildings from the colonial period thru the Victorian age are awesome. Beautifully restored with many original furnishings. The docents are extremely good with knowledge of the past and demonstrating period crafts. Lots of farm animals for the kids.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This living history museum is one of the best in the country! If you are passing through, it is a must-see. If you live locally, why haven't you visited? It is a gem that is not to be missed.

Thank DebR1974
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The village is a great place to find out about what life was like in the 19th century. Amazingly informed docents, who care about the buildings and want you to care also are amazing. Be sure to visit the octagon house!

Thank Retiredsmiling
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I had a rare opportunity to spend a "girls day" with my sister. We spent it at the Genesee County Museum. I really enjoyed visiting the homes and learning about the past owners and their lives. There are many homes and it makes for a...More

1  Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We love anything American history. We visited here tonight for the first time for a special event. Although we live 1 1/2 hours away we can't wait to go back to really take it all in. Reminds us of a Williamsburg or an Old Sturbridge...More

1  Thank 560,039
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I've been a member for years and it is great for people of all ages...the food is good, always something to see or do to people to talk to...very easy to get around and see the buildings and events. BIG place!

2  Thank Janet T
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We met the kids and grandkids for a day of exploring and to learn about sugaring techniques through the years. Very interesting how much equipment has improved (changed) through the years. From simple taps to tubes that flow to barrels and directly into pans. Nice...More

3  Thank davidphelps12
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fortunately the large village is far from the sounds of the freeway, making it easy to imagine neighborhoods before cars: peaceful. Buildings are well organized into periods. Delightful to walk through actual homes and stores. Don't miss Edison's home or the octagon house with the...More

2  Thank michaelbrown990
DeannaB68, Lead Interpreter at Genesee Country Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the peacefulness of our village this fall. It is a wonderful thing to be able to shut out most of the modern sounds and imagine yourself back in time in a village such as ours. It...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went for the Spirits of the Past this year. I have wanted to do this before and never got the chance. You may want to grab a bite to eat before attending as the food was pricey. Not a place for anyone with a disability....More

1  Thank 201charlenek
DeannaB68, Lead Interpreter at Genesee Country Village & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for visiting us for our Spirits of the Past tours. The nature of these tours is such that they are held at night and it can seem a little dark, especially if you are not used to the darkness of a village with...More

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1 September 2016|
Response from DeannaB68 | Property representative |
I am not sure what link you mean, but if you need a lift while visiting GCV&M and the trolley is not running, you need only ask a staff person and they will call someone to assist you.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Freespirit134 | Reviewed this property |
Hours of operation are as follows: note that the museum is closed on Mondays, and also on Tuesdays after September 10. GCVM is open 10 am-4 pm Tues-Sun, May 7-Sept 4 plus Wed-Sun, Sept 10-Oct 9 & May 30, July 4, Sept 5... More
Kathleen M
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Response from DeannaB68 | Property representative |
The roadways are gravel. There are a couple sections with a brick walk and a plank walkway section, but for the most part you would travel on the gravel roadways. About 20% of the buildings in the historic village are... More