Behind the Scenes Tour at Rose Hill Mansion
Date: September 1, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special monthly Behind-the-Scenes tours of Rose Hill Mansion are being offered during the 2018 season. The tours will run on the first Saturday of every month on May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1 and October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. These tours are not the same as our regular tour. They are an opportunity for visitors to see and learn about areas of the house not usually accessible to visitors, including the basement and belvedere (the square tower on the roof).
Admission for the Behind-the-Scenes Tour is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children. The tour is recommended for adults and children over 10 years. Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb and some confined spaces included in the tour. For this reason, space on the tour is limited, 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. The property also has a magnificent view of Seneca Lake and nearby farmlands.
The Rose Hill Mansion 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 1 to October 31, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and July 4. The grounds are open during daylight hours year round, free of charge.
Rose Hill is administered by the Geneva Historical Society at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, New York. For more information about visiting Rose Hill, call 315-789-3848 or visit www.genevahistoricalsociety.com.