Geneseo, New York - A great place to visit, raise a family or retire

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The tours below are designed for a leisurely stroll around Geneseo giving you information about our many historic homes and landmarks. They feature mobile friendly pages plus pdf files to easily guide you on the tours.


Historic District Tour

Main Street Tour

Oaks Driving Tour

Historic District Walking Tour

The township of Geneseo was established in 1789, and has become the business and cultural center of the area. James and William Wadsworth first settled the valley as land agents for their uncle, Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth, Commissary General of the Revolutionary Army under George Washington.

The U. S. Department of the Interior listed the entire length of Main Street on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. This Historic District was extended to include most of the old part of the center of the village and was listed on the National Register in 1985. In 1991 the U. S. Department of the Interior designated Geneseo a National Landmark Village.

This tour is available for download as a printer friendly Adobe Acrobat 'pdf' file. Note: A PopUp Window will open.

Main Street Walking Tour

Geneseo's Main Street, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, extends approximately 4 blocks from the Çounty Court House to the Village Park. It takes visitors past many historic 19th century houses, the historic bear monument, churches, an art gallery, B&Bs, a variety of interesting shops, and choices of restaurants. Shops offer enjoyable browsing for books, clothing, crafts, art, gifts, jewelry, music, and toys.

This tour is available for download as a printer friendly Adobe Acrobat 'pdf' file. Note: A PopUp Window will open.

Scenic Oak Tree Driving Tour

The Genesee Valley oaks can be considered a gift from founding brother's James and William Wadsworth who stipulated at least one shade tree per 2 acres and occasional clumps on their densely wooded land be saved from the tenant's axes.

We invite you to celebrate the beauty of our community by taking this self guided tour to view the extraordinary oak trees of the region.

This tour is available for download as a printer friendly Adobe Acrobat 'pdf' file. Note: A PopUp Window will open.