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History buffs can take in some of the firsts and distinctive history of the Finger Lakes.

Itinerary Length: 3 Days

Day One:
 

1:30 pm -  A truly unique visit begins your stay when you visit the Antique Wireless Museum.  This museum captivates visitors of all ages. Docent lead tour through the showcase of the different “ages of communication” with short wave radio, television, phonographs and telecommunication tools of the past.

Antique Wireless Association Museum
6925 State Route 5
Bloomfield, NY 14469
585-257-5119
antiquewireless.org
Suggested Duration: 1.5 hours

3:30 pm -The charming Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum is your next stop for a docent lead tour of the house and grounds. A delightful Federal mansion that was home to Gideon Granger, our nation’s longest serving postmaster. You can also walk through the Carriage Museum and see over 110 horse-drawn carriages on display.

Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum
295 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-1472
grangerhomestead.org
Suggested Duration: 1.5 hours

OPTION: Dependent on your arrival time into the area or your preference –

Visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park for a very special experience whether strolling through its flower-filled gardens or touring its magnificent mansion, the 50-acre estate is one of just two public gardens in all of the New York State Parks System. A docent lead tour is a serene respite before dinner and a restful night

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
151 Charlotte St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-4922
sonnenberg.org
Suggested Duration: 1.5 hours

Experienced Group Friendly Hotels in Canandaigua or Geneva await you for you overnight stay and several local restaurants offer creative and tasty menus and dinner.

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hill-cumorah-manchester-visitor-centerDay Two:

9:30 am - A fascinating visit awaits.  Learn about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Finger Lakes at the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center in Manchester. The Center offers displays with interactive audio and video as well as free guided tours. Walk or drive to the top of the Hill Cumorah to see the statue of the Angel Moroni.

Hill Cumorah & Visitor Center
603 State Route 21
Palmyra, NY 14522
315-597-5851
hillcumorah.org
Suggested Duration: 2 hours

12:00 pm - The wine vintages from New York State coupled with a delightful and local lunch in a charming setting overlooking Canandaigua Lake are in store at the New York Wine & Culinary Center.  A truly lovely way to enjoy a luncheon….and a nice glass of wine.

New York Wine & Culinary Center
800 South Main St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-7070
nywcc.com
Suggested Duration: 2 hours

2:00 pm - Visit Ganondagan State Historic Site and the Seneca Art & Culture Center, site of a Native American community that was a flourishing, vibrant center for the Seneca people.  You may be surprised to learn that the Seneca's matriarchal Society helped inspire and eventually lead to a woman's right to vote.

Ganondagan State Historic Site
7000-County Road 41
Victor, NY 14564
585-924-5848
www.ganondagan.org/visit/groups-guided-tours
Suggested Duration: 1.5 hours


Exterior of Arbor Hill Grapery in NaplesDay Three 

10:00 am - Begin the day in the right way.  A visit to Arbor Hill Grapery and a guide tour by the winemaker himself will add just the right ‘vintage’ flavor to your Finger Lakes tour.  Sample wines, browse the gift shop and even stay longer an enjoy lunch at Brews and Brats.  The beer vintages are a pleasant surprise too!

Arbor Hill Grapery / Brews and Brats
6461 State Route 64
Naples, NY 14512
585 -74-2870 or 800-554-2406
thegrapery.com
brewandbrats.com

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