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The online ticket has been removed, but tickets are still available at the door!

Happy Hour in the Historic Village

Experience a unique happy hour with friends in the midst of our Historic Village! Sample local craft beers, wines, ciders, and more, including GCV&M's own Fat Ox and Intrepid Ales. Munch on festival foods from GCV&M restaurants, while live music from local artists energizes your evening. Explore the museum grounds after hours and enjoy special access to our historic homes! Full glasses, bottles and growlers of your favorite beverages will be available for purchase. Purchase advance tickets online and save $5!

This event is for adults ages 21+ (no infants/small children allowed). Please bring ID as it will be checked at the door.


Admission includes:

Handcrafted Local Food & Beverages

Visit local breweries, wineries and cideries on-site to sample their favorite brews! Tastings are included in the price of admission. There will be a GCV&M food tent featuring our take on Rochester's famous "garbage plate," ice cream and other sweets, and visiting food trucks Cheesed & Confused and Wraps on Wheels for great party food between samples ($).

We are currently accepting vendor applications for this event, but participants thus far include:

810 Meadworks
A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
Blue Toad Hard Cider
Brindle Haus Brewing
CB Craft Brewers
Deer Run Winery
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
Eagle Crest Vineyards & O-Neh-Da Vineyard
Eli Fish Brewing Co.
Four Mile Brewing
GCV&M Fat Ox Ale & Intrepid Ale
Genesee Brewing Co.
Hamburg Brewing Co.
Katboocha Kombucha Brewery
LyonSmith Brewing Co.
Midgard Winery
Montezuma Winery
Original Stumpblower Ciderworks
Peacemaker Brewing Co.
Rohrbach Brewing Co.
Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Sovereign Vines
Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Young Lion Brewing Co.
Zugibe Vineyards

Historic Entertainment!

Grab a beverage and listen to LIVE, high energy, music by The Crooked North. Experience our 19th-century village after hours with the museum's costumed villagers. Join the Flint Hill Dancers and show off your period moves. Cool off with a sweet ice cream cone. Say "Hi" to our oxen, Buck and Dan. Join in the fun!

Have a Drink on Us!

Help support our village craftsmen and earn a FREE drink on us. When you purchase a handmade mug from our Master Potter, Mark Presher, as a memento of History on Tap we'll offer you a complimentary pint of your choice of our custom GCV&M historic brews - Fat Ox Ale or Intrepid Ale.

FREE Shuttle Service

Let us be your designated driver. We've teamed up with Horizon Club Tours and Radio Social to offer FREE shuttle rides to and from the event. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot on the 4:45pm or 6:00pm shuttle when purchasing tickets. Shuttles depart from Rochester's newest night spot, Radio Social. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled shuttle. Parking is available at no additional cost; please use the lot across from the entrance to Radio Social, closest to Humboldt St. All return shuttles depart GCV&M from the front Admissions area at 9:00pm.

Shuttle is now full - no spaces left.

Keep the party going. History on Tap may end at nine, but that doesn't mean it's time to head home. Take advantage of Radio Social's $4 drafts from Fifth Frame Brewing Co. just for event attendees!

Entry Fee

Entry Fee

This event is for adults ages 21+ (no infants/small children allowed). Please bring ID. Purchase ahead online and save $5! Please be aware that if you purchase online you will not receive tickets in the mail. Please print your e-receipt to present at admissions for entry, or show on a phone. Cash bar available throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:00pm. FREE parking available for all visitors.


Event admission:


Please note that the History on Tap ticket does not include admission to the museum during the day.