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A great stop to see the Mansion while in the area.

We stopped to take a tour of the Rose Hill Mansion. We made reservations only a few hours before... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
An Outstanding Mansion With A Fascinating History

What a spectacular sight - a large, majestic, white mansion, perched high on a hilltop... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Wayne B
Brampton, Canada
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Experience a taste of life on a 19th-century estate when you visit this National Historic Landmark. Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant Greek Revival house was the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3373 NY Route 96A, 96a, Geneva, NY 14456-9262
+1 315-789-3848
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All reviews historical society our tour guide greek revival original furnishings interesting history period furniture great knowledge tour lasted about an hour interior and exterior new york front porch family history seneca lake gift shop rainy day great tour few hours
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

We stopped to take a tour of the Rose Hill Mansion. We made reservations only a few hours before we went. The house was interesting and we enjoyed our tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed 5 November 2018

What a spectacular sight - a large, majestic, white mansion, perched high on a hilltop, overlooking a beautiful scenic valley with a large lake, far below. The southern style mansion boasts 6 massive two-storey columns on the front entrance and thirteen large front windows, each...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy learning local history when traveling. Rose Hill Mansion is a good stop. Can only be viewed by guided tour, so check their website for times. Well stocked gift shop on site.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BeeKind2
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Short but informative tour. Our guide was very personable and made it interesting. It's not the Biltmore but then what is? Lots of history at Rose Hill.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roadqueen1340
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This facility has a lot of history. The guide was well versed and explained everything in great detail. The grounds overlook the lake and are quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 7JNJ
Reviewed 18 September 2018

There isn't any mention of the owner builder of the property, or who saved the property from destruction. The focus is for the 50 years that the Swan family owned the property. There is so much more history to this mansion.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this mansion on the east side of Seneca lake, this mansion looks at the Rose family from 1840 to 1890. The rooms are painstakingly restored back to their original state. Our tour guide Maryrose was quite knowledgeable about the family history and very enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Easy to locate with free parking. At the cute little gift shop you can buy your admission tickets. We lucked out being there on a Tuesday as it was two for Tuesday - 2 for the price of 1! Cost savings! The male guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Beautiful, restored 19th century Greek Revival house and farm land. So glad to have found this place on a very rainy day. The Geneva Historical Society is to be applauded!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

When we got there around 2pm on Saturday, there’s nobody. Since we were already there, I was being charged $22 admission for one adult and 2 kids (just turned 8 and 13) for 30 minutes tour. I later found out from Geneva historical website that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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15 August 2016|
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Response from GHSMuseum_RoseHill | Property representative |
We do have tours of Rose Hill from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays through the end of October. Fees for Rose Hill are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for children 10-18. Under 10 are free. The Geneva History Museum... More
25 January 2016|
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Response from Peachie59 | Reviewed this property |
Besides the tour, the grounds are somewhat limited. It still is worth it. They also give you coupons for free wine tasting on the premises.
Julie A
28 March 2015|
Response from GHSMuseum_RoseHill | Property representative |
Rose Hill Mansion does not open for tours until May 1. The tours run Tuesday through Friday hourly on the half hour, i.e., 10:30, 11:30, etc. from 10am to 4pm. On Saturday and Sunday the tours are normally run every half... More