the Largest Living History Museum in NYS!
There's fun for every age at Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Founded in 1966 by John L. Wehle, Genesee Country Village & Museum was created to help preserve the vanishing rural architecture of the Genesee Country, an area encompassing the Genesee River and stretching from the Finger Lakes to the Niagara Frontier and Lake Erie. Today, this living history museum includes a 19thcentury village, a gallery, a nature center, and 600 acres of gardens and wildlife.
Furnished with more than 15,000 artifacts, the Historic Village includes 68 structures originating from a 11 counties in Western New York State. The buildings depict how a small town in the region might have changed over time, providing insight into the origins of current customs, traditions, and social values.
Join us for our Opening Day or bring mom for a special Mother's Day!
Join us for GCV&M's inaugural race through the Historic Village and Nature Center on Saturday, May 20!
It's happy hour in the Historic Village! Beer tastings, cider, & wine. Live music.
Music, dance, authentic food and drink--celebrate the traditions of the Scots and Irish!
Re-enactors portraying shopkeepers, housewives, merchants and soldiers amidst the sounds of fifes and drums; cannons and muskets; and Austen-era music and dancing. Fathers FREE!
Pageantry, marching bands and merrymaking are all part of the day’s July 4th festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens.
Experience the shots, the cannons and the horses as reenactors bring the Civil War to life!
19th-century frontier life with Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 & 6, and learn more about Laura's ties to Western New York.
A melodious weekend featuring hundred of musicians on four stages!