The best public historic house to tour in the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes area has a history that goes back to colonial America. Thankfully several of the homes from days gone by still stand and many encourage visitors to step back in time and take a tour. Many of the homes while always grand in structure, have historical significance as well. Our innkeepers weigh in this week with their recommendations for the best public historic house to tour in the Finger Lakes.
The William Seward House in Auburn is an excellent historic home to tour. My guests came back and said they was much more to the home and its history than they'd expected to find. Located at the Northern end of Owasco Lake. ~ Judy Austic - Barrister's Bed and Breakfast
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House in Seneca Falls. As part of the Women's Rights National Historic Park, the home is open to the public 9 - 5 daily, and guided tours are available. Stanton is one of the most important figures in the women' rights movement. The Stantons lived in the Seneca Falls home beginning in 1847. Located at the Northwest end of Cayuga Lake. ~ Barbara Schiesser - Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast
Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum - This large Federal style house has an interesting history and is also home to a carriage museum displaying over 50 examples of 19th century vehicles. The home is both impressive and picturesque. If you feel confined on the magnificent property you can even arrange for a horse and carriage tour of the historic district of Canandaigua. Located at the Northern end of Canandaigua Lake. ~ Steve and Kathy Wirt - Wine Country Cabins Bed and Breakfast
Oliver House Museum - Home to the Yates County Genealogical and the Historical Society at 200 Main Street Penn Yan right in the center of the historical district. It is open year round Monday - Friday from 9:30 until 4:30 PM. Saturdays by appointment. Located at the Northeastern tip of Keuka Lake. ~ Al and Nancy - Gorham House Bed & Breakfast
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