Rose Hill Mansion, Geneva

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Rose Hill Mansion, in Fayette, New York, also known as Rose Hill, is a "monumental-scale" mansion, built in the form of a 2 story Greek temple with six Ionic columns, that was built in 1837. It has been attributed to architects Minard Lafever and Andrew Jackson Downing, but is most likely to have been built by skilled local craftsmen without either of those architect's involvement. It is built in the style of architect Minard Lafever, and in particular may have drawn on his pattern book The Beauties of Modern Architecture.The property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.It is located on NY 96A, overlooking Seneca Lake and to the east of Geneva, New York.
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  • This is a very lovely, modest mansion in the Finger Lakes area of NYS. This event was done in "candle" light in an off-season special event. Nice idea but it didn't quite work. A little too dark. One ...  more »
  • Rose Hill Mansion and Miles Winery were the best spot to explore the Ghosts Story's of the mansion on Seneca Lake and sip your wine on a dockside cabana on the lake. You can stay the night in the mans...  more »
  • Enjoyed the last tour of the day at this beautiful mansion. The tour guide was knowledgeable and answered questions guests posed. The family history that is known was interestingly woven into the fabr...  more »
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  • Great period museum, with much to see and learn about local history. Unique and beautiful mansion overlooking Seneca Lake. Tours available. Highly recommended. Note - Might not be interesting for the younger ones.
  • Its been a while but some of our family furniture and oils are in Rose Hill. Martin Smith owned Rose Hill in the early 1900's. He was my Grandma Cook's father. There is much to make me nostalgic ... I grew up in Geneva, in a home that is now Hobart and William Smith's Admission Offices, I believe, 616 South Main Street. When May Martin Cook (who grew up at Rose Hill) married Edward John Cook...this was their family home. The tour through Rose Hill has always been wonderful. Makes us all go back to years before we were born. To a day of sea captains and gentlemen farmers. Carol Marvin Shelly
  • A place that should be visited one time
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Rose Hill Mansion. I recommend it if you are in the Geneva area.
  • too late for the Museum, interesting façade
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