Historic home Tours

Teddy Roosevelt was a frequent visitor to the Wadsworth Homestead.  Built in 1804,  and occupied by the Wadsworth family ever since, this house has stories to tell!  Authentic art, artifacts and memorabilia remain in the house from each generation and help to illustrate the story that starts before the American Revolution and continues to the present.

Sixth generation family member William S. Wadsworth will escort you through the house sharing stories of the family and their role in American history. Learn how two brothers pioneered their way to Geneseo and founded the village at a time when the seneca indians still lived here.

Tours are $15 per person; group rates are available. Call or text Will anytime at 585-764-9005 to set up a time and day for a tour at your convenience.  

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The Wadsworth Homestead is not only aesthetically beautiful, it has a special feel from the first step we took inside. The stories William Wadsworth tells of the house and the people who lived there captivated every one of us, even those without much of an interest in history. Thats when you know this tour is something special. What a history the Wadsworths of Geneseo have to share
— chasa33524, Littleton, Co
I highly recommend checking out this wonderful home. It is a uniquely preserved piece of American History and feels like you are transported back in time as each room has its own unique character.
— mjh8879, Trip Advisor, Columbus, Ohio
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Gatherings & Celebrations

The Wadsworth Homestead, only 30 minutes from Rochester, NY, is a grand country manor home that was designed for gatherings and parties. The house is available for celebrations and events throughout the year.  In summer the tent can seat up to 300 guests.  During other seasons, the house will accommodate up to 125 guests for cocktail parties, or up to 60 for a sit down dinner.

Please contact us with details about your event, so we may accurately quote you a price. The house is ideal for:


  • Reunions
  • Bridal/baby showers
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Anniversary celebrations


  • Retirement parties
  • Private dinner parties
  • Christmas Parties
  • Memorials

Business meetings

  • Trade shows
  • Board meetings
  • Conferences, business retreats


  • Formal dances
  • Fundraising events
  • Musical events
Never did I think that in my lifetime I would see this incredible, historic place come back to life and be opened to the public. I look forward to all of the fantastic memories I’m sure will be made here.
— George H. (APOG Fundraiser)

Special Events


Photos With Santa

December 3rd 2017, 3:00 to 6:00 pm

This holiday season the Wadsworth Homestead will be elegantly decorated throughout the first floor and open for the following events:

A crackling fire, an antique sleigh, some cookies and cocoa, a couple of elves, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and You Know Who!

Professional Family Photo with Santa: includes one instant 4 x 6 photo -$10 per family

Call 585.764.9005 or email louise@wadsworthhomestead.com for more info. 


Private Cocktail Parties

Invite your family, friends, or business associates to enjoy a party in an elegant setting.

Call Will at 585.764.9005 or email willsw@wadsworthhomestead.com for availability and pricing


Available Dates

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with Will

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/ request historic house tour

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