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Lorenzo State Historic Site

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Address
17 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Latitude 42.924206
Longitude -75.860619

Situated in historic Cazenovia, Lorenzo State Historic Site is the 1807 Federal style home of John Lincklaen, Holland Land Company agent and founder of Cazenovia.  Lorenzo was continually occupied by the Lincklaen/Ledyard family until the property and contents were conveyed to New York State in 1968. The imprint of all of Lorenzo's residents, including the enslaved people, servants and many employees required to run the estate, can be found at every turn. 

 

Visitors to Lorenzo enjoy guided tours of the Mansion furnished with 160 years of original furnishings. Explore the Visitor Center for the history of Cazenovia, building of Lorenzo, an amazing carriage and sleigh display, and to watch an introductory video.  Visit the museum shop which features a unique selection of stationery, historic reproductions, design and history books, reprints, and gift items.   Attend the many special events and presentations on the historic grounds including the annual "Lorenzo Driving Competition," "Rippleton Schoolhouse Community Day" and "Christmas at Lorenzo."

 

The grounds of Lorenzo are open daily, year-round, dawn until dusk to stroll through the Ellen Shipman designed formal garden and Dark Aisle Arboretum or hike the connective trail through the 87-acre site.


Hours of Operation

  • Guided Mansion Tour Hours: May 20 through October 10; Wednesday through Sunday, and Monday holidays, 10:00AM to 4:30PM, with the last tour beginning at 4:00 PM.  Visitor center and museum shop are open during these hours. 

    Group tours may be scheduled year-round by prior arrangement; please call (315) 655-3200 for availability and information.

    Grounds Hours:  Open daily from dawn to dusk.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities (Lorenzo not included) operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Tour Fees
  • Adults, $5
    Seniors, $4
    Students, $4
    Groups of 12 or more with 2-weeks advance notice, $4 per person.
    Children 12 and under are free. 
Sun 02 Oct
Rippleton Schoolhouse "Community Day"
Sunday, October 2, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Since relocating to the Lorenzo grounds in 1997, the Rippleton Schoolhouse has served as a place to "live history." Hundreds of Central New York pupils have attended classes in our restored one-room schoolhouse. Since 2002, the Friends of Lorenzo have hosted this annual event welcoming "kids of all ages" to participate in period games, enjoy live music, fall refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, fall crafts, and more! 
Admission to the event is free. 
Wed 30 Nov
Friends of Lorenzo Member-Guest Christmas Preview Party
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
The Friends of Lorenzo will showcase the bedecked Mansion at their annual Preview Party. This year's theme is "A Snow-Covered Jewel." Hosted by the board of the Friends, members and their guests are treated to a special evening of live music and seasonal delights; an admission fee is charged. If you are not already a member and would like more information, visit www.friendsoflorenzo.org
Tue 06 Dec
Guided Christmas Tours
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 until Friday, December 9, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Traditional tours of the Mansion and decorations will be available. Private group tours of 8 or more may also be scheduled through the end of December by calling (315) 655-3200, ext. 106.
Admission Fees: $6 per person; $2 per child, ages 12 and under. 
Thu 08 Dec
Lorenzo's Christmas Celebration
Thursday, December 8, 2022 until Friday, December 9, 2022 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for Christmas at Lorenzo as we adorn the Mansion as " A Snow-Covered Jewel."  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this annual holiday celebration will feature refreshments, live music, and horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides. 
Admission Fees: $6 per person; $2 per child, ages 12 and under. 
Sat 10 Dec
Lorenzo's Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 10, 2022 until Sunday, December 11, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for Christmas at Lorenzo as we adorn the Mansion as " A Snow-Covered Jewel."  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this annual holiday celebration will feature refreshments, live music, and horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides. In addition, on Sunday, holiday crafts for "kids of all ages" will be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse.
Admission Fees: $6 per person, $2 per child, ages 12 and under. 

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop (Accessible)
  • Picnic Area
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Tours
  • Visitor Center (Accessible)