History Center Campus
The History Center campus is 46 acres. It was created in 1973 when the History Center built the new museum and archives and moved a few other buildings on site. The main building, the History Center Museum, houses the Exhibit Gallery, Gift Shop, and Research Center & Wickland Archives.
Touring the grounds is included in the regular admission for the History Center. There are many buildings to explore such as the 1800’s George Stoppel Farmstead (on the National Register of Historic Places), the 1900’s Ralph Stoppel Farmstead, the 1880’s Hadley Valley School, the 1860’s William Dee Cabin, an 1860’s base ball field, reproduction tinsmith, blacksmith, general store, and summer kitchen. A variety of gardens are maintained by Master Gardeners, volunteers, and community members. Check out the Native American garden, heritage gardens, Community & Channel One gardens, and the Douglas memorial pond.
You can also visit us through the Rochester Trolley and Tour Company. The History Center is a “Hop-on & Hop-off” stop on their regular Rochester tour, so you can ride the trolley down here, hop off and see our exhibits or use our research center, then hop back on and finish your tour.