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Genesee Country Village & Museum

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Address: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, Wheatland, NY 14511
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+1 585-538-6822
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Encompassing more than 600 acres, the Genesee Country Village & Museum...

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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My wife and I brought our 9 yr old granddaugther to visit Genesee Country Museum. It was wonderful overall. She loved the homes and the actors depicting the 1800's population in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2014
Art Z
North Fort Myers, Florida
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

My wife and I brought our 9 yr old granddaugther to visit Genesee Country Museum. It was wonderful overall. She loved the homes and the actors depicting the 1800's population in terms of dress, conversation, things they did, etc. One could eaisly spend 4 hours there....a day there would be adequate. It's like a live history lesson yet a fun... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

I typically visit these types of places when I vacation, and I have to say this is the BEST!!! You must go when it opens(10:00) so as to have the entire day to tour the property(closes at 4:00). We got there at 10 and left around 3:15. The map you get at the entrance is very helpful, and the place... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I'm sure that plenty of others have reviewed this place. It had been about 8 years since I last visited but certainly it has not changed for the worse. Well kept and always interesting with pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Definitely worth a visit. Plan to spend at least 3 or more hours visiting. Great for kids of all ages.

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. It covers such a large span of time, something you don't see to often. There are so many different styles of homes and other buildings. While we were there they were have a baseball tournament. This is was fun to watch, of course they were all in period correct uniforms and using period correct... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have been to a number of pioneer type villages but this would rank as one of the best. Three different eras that had an authentic feel . The costumed interpreters really added to the experience. Leave at least two to three hours to see everything. It was worth the four hour drive the night before to see this.

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Visited for my birthday with my family (Wife and two boys who are 3 and 5 yrs). Wasn't sure if the boys were old enough to appreciate it yet but my eldest was asking when was the next time we could come by the time we left. Wide variety of houses collected in both age, purposes and locations. The octagon... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We forgot the park closed at 4 and we slept in and didn't get there until noon. We saw less than 1/3 of the area but enjoyed it very much! We especially enjoyed when the Cooper taught us to make a bucket...and were surprised when he started signing to my wife who is deaf. The Potter was also incredible as... More 

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Kendall, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

I recently went to the Genesee Country Museum for their Civil War reenactment. The set up for this event was great and everything was very orderly. The people that work at the Museum were very helpful and everyone was extremely cheerful. There is quite a bit to see here so I would plan a whole day to stroll the grounds... More 

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

My wife and I went for a Civil War reenactment last weekend. I had been to there before but it has been a longggg time. I am very happy we went. They keep the place up very nicely. It isn't over crowded even for a bigger event. The reenactment was spectacular and the participants were great! They answered questions and... More 

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Alfred Station, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

If you love Civil War Reenactments, this is the largest reenactment held in NY. The Genesse Country Village and Museum hosts this reenactment every year and this year was just great. We have tried to come every year to see this. For each day, (Saturday & Sunday) there are 2 battles that are acted out.The first reenactment takes place in... More 

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