Geneva, N.Y.: Enjoy buy-one-get-one-free admission to Rose Hill for Columbus Day Weekend. From Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9 you can get one admission free with the purchase of one adult admission. The house is open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The last tour is at 3:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults. Note: the house is closed on the holiday itself.
Once a working farm, Rose Hill and the 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 at mid-century. Much of the guided tour focuses on the Swan family who lived there from 1850 to 1890. Through family letters, photographs, and diaries, visitors explore their joys and sorrows, and their interactions with neighbors and the many workers required to keep the large house and farm in working order. Twenty rooms of the house are restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. The property also has a terrific view of Seneca Lake and nearby farmlands.
The Carriage House Gift Shop is open whenever the house is open. The shop carries historically inspired and locally made items, as well as souvenirs, history books, jewelry, and home decorative items.
Rose Hill Mansion is located at 3373 Route 96A, about a mile south of Routes 5&20, near Geneva, New York. The house is open May through October, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Tours run once per hour on the half hour. The last tour is at 3:30 p.m. daily. The grounds are open year round, free of charge.
Admission is by guided tour only and is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children 10 to 18. Children 9 and under are free. A family rate of $25 is available for two adults and one or more children aged 10 to 18 in the same household. For more information about Rose Hill call 315-789-3848 or visit historicgeneva.org.
Rose Hill Mansion is owned and operated by Historic Geneva, formerly the Geneva Historical Society, at 543 South Main Street, Geneva. Historic Geneva tells the stories of Geneva, New York at the Geneva History Museum, Rose Hill Mansion, and Johnston House, and online at historicgeneva.org.