Genesee Country Village & Museum (US)

Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest living history museum in New York State. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the Genesee Valley Region in New York State.

The John L. Wehle Gallery's hunting and sporting art collection is recognized as one of the most outstanding and comprehensive collections of its kind in the United States. The Gallery also houses the Susan W. Greene Collection of historic clothing. A year-round nature center boasts nearly five miles of hiking trails encouraging exploration of flora and fauna.

The 700-acre complex consists of 68 historic structures furnished with 15,000 artifacts to provide an authentic, 19th-century environment in which visitors can interact with knowledgeable, third-person historic interpreters in period-appropriate dress.

The museum is home to the nation's only Civil War era gas balloon. Rides are available, weather dependant.

Our historic gardens include kitchen, dye plant, children’s, English cottage style, Shaker, Victorian formal gardens, fruit orchards and vineyards, and are created and maintained as living exhibits. Both the heirloom gardens and our farm settings are used to teach the significance of agricultural biodiversity conservation and to demonstrate how each of us can help preserve our fragile landscapes.

19th century

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