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Upstairs Downstairs After-Hours Tours

Friday & Saturday, June 28 & 29 | 5:30 - 9 p.m.

One of our most popular 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.

Plus, on Friday, June 28, stay after your tour to enjoy our outdoor Summer Sunset Concert featuring Rochester’s own Matt Seidel Band! Click here to learn more. 

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 28 & 29 will launch at 5:30, 5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 7 p.m., each with 25 guests per-tour group. 

Please note food & beverages are not included in the cost 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! 

On Friday, the Depot Restaurant and Freight House Pub will both be open for Summer Sunset Series. 

On Saturday, just the Freight House Pub will be open from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. with light fare and beverages. 

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

Join us for a Summer Sunset Concert!

Friday, June 28 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. ​

After your Upstairs/Downstairs Tour, join us for our first Summer Sunset Series concert of the year with Rochester’s own The Matt Seidel Band! Spend an evening along the Great Meadow with great music and a great sunset. Outdoor and deck seating is available or bring a chair or blanket and hang out on the Great Meadow. Summer Sunset Concerts are dog friendly! 

Ticket Information

General Public: $23
 
Museum Member: $21 
 

FAQs

What is the earliest I can arrive?

Check-in will begin at 5 p.m.! Feel free to shop or enjoy a quick bite or beverage before your program begins. 

Please do not arrive before 5 p.m.

Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

Where do I check in?

Check-in will be in the Flint Hill Store. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

How long is the tour?

The tour is about 1 – 1 1/2 hours. 

Is there transportation?

This is a walking tour. You will be going through the Historic Village, up/down stairs, and in/out of Historic buildings. Transportation is not available for this event. 

Is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

How should I dress?

Please dress accordingly for the predicted weather conditions.  

We recommend wearing a good pair of walking shoes – there is a lot to see and do, and surfaces in the Historic Village (brick paths, cobblestone, grass), can be uneven. 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

What else is open?

The Freight House Pub will be open from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for beverages and light fare. 

 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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