Friday, May 2, 2014

Rose Hill Mansion From Top to Bottom


Rose Hill Mansion is open and this season we have lots planned. If you haven't been to the house in a while (or even if you have!) stop out this summer. In addition to Jane Austen Day on July 26 (more on that in the future), we have rearranged the Carriage House Gift Shop and Visitor Center, are offering Top-to-Bottom Tours on the first Saturday of the month all season, and are hosting a concert series on the grounds in June, July and August.



The Top-to-Bottom tours start this Saturday and will be an opportunity for visitors to see areas of the house not open on our regular tours, including the basement and cupola. Ever wondered what the view is like from the top of the house? Now is your chance to see how lovely it is! Tours will be held at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm and are included in regular admission. Tours are free for Geneva Historical Society members..


This tour is appropriate for adults and children 15 years and older. Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb and some confined spaces included in the tour. Because of these limitations, space on the tour is restricted, and reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling Rose Hill at 315-789-3848.


Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds at Rose Hill are 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, occupied by the Swan family from 1850-1890. Twenty rooms of the house are restored and furnished in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. The property also has a magnificent 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. A tasting room operated by Billsboro Winery is also located on the site. The tasting room is open weekends in May and daily from June to October.

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