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Delight your taste buds with a delicious three-hour Hosmer Inn Dinner experience or Afternoon Tea

Step back into the past and experience what it was like to dine in an authentic stagecoach inn that was once located in the heart of the Genesee Country.

The Sylvester Hosmer Inn, built in 1818 on the Ontario and Genesee Turnpike, a few miles west of the Genesee River near Avon (but now located in the museum’s Historic Village), is now serving traditional tavern dinners on select weekend days in spring (May/June) and fall (September/October) or reserve an Afternoon Tea.

To reserve a Hosmer Inn Dinner or Afternoon Tea, call (585) 294-8218.

Hosmer Inn Dinners

Meet engaging characters from the past and enjoy a delicious four-course meal that includes dishes prepared using receipts (called recipes today) from early 19th-century cookbooks.

Learn about 19th-century dining customs and share the latest news from the Genesee Country and beyond. You’ll also have a chance to explore inn upstairs and down. Between the final two courses of your meal, enjoy a private lantern tour around the historic Village Square with one of our hostesses. You may find it hard to journey back to the 21st century.

We are pleased to be partnering with the chef and owner of D & R Depot in LeRoy, NY for the preparation of portions of our dinners.

Share the experience with friends, family, and co-workers

Share the experience with friends, family, and co-workers

Each evening’s private dining experience can accommodate up to a maximum of 15 people.

All dinners are $75/person ($70/member) and begin promptly at 6:00pm.

Wine and beer are available at the time of registration for an additional cost.

Hosmer Inn Dinners sell out each year, so be sure to make your reservation early!

Upcoming 2018 Dates:

Spring dates: May, 19, May 25, May 26, June 8 (SOLD OUT) & June 9

Fall dates: September 7, September 8, September 28, September 29, October 12 &  October 13


2018 Spring Dinner Menu


Afternoon Tea at Historic Hosmer's Inn

Book a delicious and private Afternoon Tea for your next birthday party, bridal shower or retirement party!

Enjoy a fabulous tea for up to ten people in the historic Hosmer’s Inn with costumed tea experts, dainty tea sandwiches and an elegant bouquet of flowers.

You and nine friends will enjoy a wonderful and historic tea in Hosmer’s Inn.

You and nine friends will enjoy a wonderful and historic tea in Hosmer’s Inn.

Enjoy this fabulous tea for ten people in the historic environment of Hosmer’s Inn

Our costumed tea experts will guide you as you arrange an elegant bouquet of flowers, and learn the etiquette of the Language of Flowers. Enjoy a tea game to encourage socializing, and munch on delectable historically inspired tea treats carefully tailored to the modern palate.

Our Afternoon Tea menu includes:

Make your experience a celebration with champagne! We have carefully selected Piper Sonoma's Brut champagne with undertones of roses and apples to complement our tea treats. ($28 per bottle)

Each Afternoon Tea occasion costs $400 and seats ten guests. Many dates are available—call to book yours today! Makes an excellent gift for a loved one!