Discover Animal History at Rose Hill Mansion

Rose Hill Mansion
3373 Route 96A
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-5151
Date(s): July 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children 10 to 18
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For one afternoon Rose Hill Mansion is going to the cats and dogs. Visit Rose Hill on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 12 to 4 p.m. to discover the history of local interaction with our four- and two-legged friends. Who, besides people, worked at Rose Hill Farm? What did the Swans think about farm animals and pets? At Rose Hill Gone Wild learn more about how the relationship between animals and people was reshaped during the years the Swan family lived at Rose Hill. The event will include information tables sponsored by area organizations including the Beverly Animal Shelter, the Eaton Bird Society, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, and Colony Caregivers. There will be animal-related displays and a special scavenger hunt in the mansion. At 1:00 p.m. staff from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse will present "Going Native," an introduction to animal species native to New York State.

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 primarily in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s. 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. A tasting room operated by Billsboro Winery is also located on the site. The tasting room is open weekends in May and daily from July to September.

Discover Animal History at Rose Hill Mansion