Bring Your Group Tour to Discover 19th-Century America

Group & Bus Tours

It’s a one-of-a-kind group tour experience! Take a remarkable journey back to the America of the 1800s, and discover the people and their daily lives that made the Genesee Valley so special. We offer stress-free planning for your group tour of any size and length of visit.

Make us your prime destination, or stop by on the way to Niagara Falls, Rochester, or Letchworth State Park!.You won’t want to miss New York State’s largest living history museum. 

GCV&M offers several guided tours for groups plus options for lunch on-site and a visit to our Flint Hill Gift Shop!

Self-Guided Walking Tour

 

Explore all that the Historic Village and John L. Wehle Gallery have to offer at your own pace. See the Village Potter in action, hear the clang of the Blacksmith’s hammer, meander through lush heirloom gardens, buy a historic treat in the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery, and so much more.

Maps and program guides with a list of the day’s activities are provided.

Guided Trolley Tour

 

Our most popular tour! Explore all of the Historic Village and John L. Wehle Gallery on our trolley for convenient access throughout the Village.

Sit back and relax as you pass fruitful orchards, beautiful historic architecture, heirloom breeds of farm animals grazing, and more. 

This tour is approximately 1 hour long and includes full-day admission to the Museum. The trolley seats 25 at a time.

Guided Walking Tour

 

Dressed in historically accurate 19th-century costume, a knowledgeable tour guide accompanies the group on the trolley, giving information and insight into the Museum on a journey through the Historic Village. 

Themed Tour Experiences

 

Our special Themed Tours immerse visitors in the Historic Village to interact with historic interpreters at a variety of 19th-century locations, including artisans’ shops, historic gardens, and kitchens.

The Ultimate GCV&M Tour

Exclusive experiences made just for you! If you are looking for a specialized, premier experience, let us customize an All-Inclusive Tour for your group. Take a trolley tour with a knowledgeable guide through the Historic Village, selecting stops based on your group’s interest. Meet costumed interpreters, and learn more about the subjects most important to you.

A private room will be booked for the group to enjoy lunch.

In addition, you can select one of the following experiences:

  • A special, customizable tour of the John L. Wehle Gallery with a knowledgeable staff member.
  • Make a craft, do a beer tasting, or have a chocolate demonstration (choose one).

Lunch & Dining Options

 

Enjoy a special sit-down plated lunch, a casual buffet, or conveniently packaged boxed lunches.

With an array of menu options, you can create a delicious meal to fit your group size and tastes. Large meeting and dining spaces are available.

Other Amenities & Parking

Parking at GCV&M is free. We have expansive parking and drop-off areas that accommodate buses of every size.

In addition to 68 historic buildings, we offer two restaurants at the Museum.

The Flint Hill Store is open for your group to take home Village-made pottery, tin, and other exclusive items, including a box of Museum-made fudge for the ride home!

Contact our Group Sales Team

Let us walk you through your options, and book your tour! Email our Group Sales Team at groupsales@gcv.org today.