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Rose Hill Mansion by Candlelight
Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$10
On Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Geneva Historical Society will open Rose Hill Mansion to visitors after dark. Experience the house as the Swan family and their servants would have at night, in (electric) candlelight and without a guide. Go at your own pace to explore the first floor of the mansion and spend more time in your favorite rooms. Get a sense of life in the era before electric light. Tour guides will be stationed throughout the house to answer visitors’ questions. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the last entry is at 8 p.m.
This special event includes light refreshments. The Carriage House Gift Shop will also be open for the event. Admission is $10 per person and $7 for members of the Geneva Historical Society. It is recommended that visitors bring a flashlight. For more information call 315-789-5151.
As space is limited, reservations are suggested, but not required. Call 315-789-5151 for reservations. Support for Rose Hill By Candlelight is provided in part by the KeyBank Foundation.
Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds at Rose Hill are open May 1 to October 31 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 in the Empire style, popular from the 1820s to 1850s.
Rose Hill Mansion is located at 3373 Route 96A, about a mile south of Routes 5&20, near Geneva, New York. Rose Hill is administered by the Geneva Historical Society. For more information about visiting Rose Hill, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or call Rose Hill at 315-789-3848. Information is also available at www.genevahistoricalsociety.com.
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