June After-Hours Adventures

Friday, June 23 & Saturday, June 24

Choose your adventure!

Join us for a unique experience at GCV&M this season – After-Hours Adventures! We’re inviting guests behind the scenes to explore rarely-seen buildings in the Historic Village, or get up close and personal with collections in the John L. Wehle Gallery. Choose one of three exciting After-Hours experiences, enjoy a bite to eat in the Depot Restaurant, have a drink in the Freight House Pub, and enjoy the sight of the sun setting over Genesee Country Village & Museum. 

Stay tuned for more upcoming After-Hours Adventures: July 21 & 22, August 25 & 26, and September 15 & 16.

Adventure 1: Guided Historic Village Tours

Our popular Upstairs/Downstairs tours are back! Museum experts provide special access to upstairs, downstairs, and behind barriers, providing guests with an experience above and beyond the day-to-day offerings within the Historic Village. These exclusive tours will emphasize room use and will illuminate the daily experiences of our buildings’ former inhabitants.

Upstairs/Downstairs Tours on June 23 and 24, will launch at 5:30, 5:45, 6, 6:15, and 6:30 p.m., each with 20 guests per-tour group. 

Cost for the general public: $23 
Cost for Museum Members: $21  

Please note food & beverages are not included in the cost of this ticket and require additional purchase. 

Adventure 2: Gallery and Collections Tours

“Treasures from the Archive” on Friday, June 23, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.: Join Collections Manager Amanda Wilck for behind-the-scenes look at gems within the collections at GCV&M.  Secret diaries, private correspondences, and a dive into what imaging these documents can reveal. This talk features up-close views of 19th-century paper ephemera – items that are usually lost in time.  Feast your eyes on these collection gems during your curated evening tours at GCV&M!   

“A World in Technicolor” on Saturday, June 24, at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.:   Everyone in the past wore dull clothing in boring colors…right? Wrong! This curator-led talk will explore all the colorful dress that 19th-century Americans wore.  De-mystify your understanding of the history of dying alongside intensely bright clothing for men, women, and children.  Enjoy up-close views of extant garments and accessories in this opulent talk from curator Brandon W. Brooks.    

Cost for the general public: $15 
Cost for Museum Members: $13 

Please note food & beverages are not included in the price of this ticket and require additional purchase.

Stay a while!


When you join us for After-Hours Adventures, plan ahead to stay a while and enjoy a meal in the Depot Restaurant or a historical craft beverage in the Freight House Pub! 

Both locations will be open 5 – 9 p.m.

Please note: the cost of food and beverage is not included in admission to After-Hours Adventures. 

Ticket Information

Choose your adventure! Visitors can select one adventure option per evening. Whether you’re interested in exploring the collections, seeing behind-the-scenes in the Historic Village, or treking to the Nature Center, there’s something for everyone. Tickets for each experience are sold separately, and do not include the cost of food and beverage. 
Adventure Option 1: Upstairs/Downstairs Tours in the Historic Village ($23 for general public, $21 for Museum Members) 
Adventure Option 2: Gallery & Collections Tours ($15 for the general public, $13 for Museum Members) 

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