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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 one of Central New York's earliest settled communities, and majestically overlooking Cazenovia Lake, Lorenzo State Historic Site offers an opportunity to discover the imprint of five generations of the Lincklaen/Ledyard family.

Established in 1807, the Federal style home of John Lincklaen, Holland Land Company agent and founder of Cazenovia, Lorenzo was continually occupied by the family until the property was conveyed to New York State in 1968.

Visitors to Lorenzo enjoy guided tours of the Mansion; stroll the Ellen Shipman formal garden and Dark Aisle Arboretum; view the Visitor Center orientation exhibits and a 15-minute introductory video; attend special events on the historic grounds including the annual "Lorenzo Driving Competition," "Rippleton Schoolhouse Community Day" and "Christmas at Lorenzo." Visitors may also partake in educational and interpretive presentations or hike the connective trail through the 87-acre site.

Lorenzo is the jewel of Cazenovia, a village renowned for its picturesque landscapes, quiet inns, fine restaurants, cultural attractions and unique shops.

Hours of Operation

  • Grounds are open daily, from dawn to dusk.
    Guided tours available mid-May through Columbus Day each season.

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 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.

  • Admission
  • $5 Adults
    $4 Seniors/Students
    Children 12 and under Free
    Group tours (12+ people) $4 per person with pre registration
    School Tours - Please call ahead for options.
Sat 12 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Illuminated For The Holidays
Saturday, December 12, 2020 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for our holiday celebration reinvented!  This year, Lorenzo State Historic Site and our intrepid decorators will be moving our annual holiday celebration outdoors daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 12-27!  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, we will be lighting and decorating in the Dark Aisle!  Over the past year, 14 new evergreens, courtesy of the Syracuse Garden Club, have been introduced into the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden and they are perfect for decorating.  Stop by to walk through this FREE, family and pet friendly display on your own!  To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot!

NOTE:  Masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Please visit in small groups to avoid overcrowding.  Pets must be leashed. 
Sun 13 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Illuminated For The Holidays
Sunday, December 13, 2020 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for our holiday celebration reinvented!  This year, Lorenzo State Historic Site and our intrepid decorators will be moving our annual holiday celebration outdoors daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 12-27!  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, we will be lighting and decorating in the Dark Aisle!  Over the past year, 14 new evergreens, courtesy of the Syracuse Garden Club, have been introduced into the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden and they are perfect for decorating.  Stop by to walk through this FREE, family and pet friendly display on your own!  To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot!

NOTE:  Masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Please visit in small groups to avoid overcrowding.  Pets must be leashed. 
Mon 14 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Illuminated For The Holidays
Monday, December 14, 2020 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for our holiday celebration reinvented!  This year, Lorenzo State Historic Site and our intrepid decorators will be moving our annual holiday celebration outdoors daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 12-27!  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, we will be lighting and decorating in the Dark Aisle!  Over the past year, 14 new evergreens, courtesy of the Syracuse Garden Club, have been introduced into the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden and they are perfect for decorating.  Stop by to walk through this FREE, family and pet friendly display on your own!  To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot!

NOTE:  Masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Please visit in small groups to avoid overcrowding.  Pets must be leashed. 
Tue 15 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Illuminated For The Holidays
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for our holiday celebration reinvented!  This year, Lorenzo State Historic Site and our intrepid decorators will be moving our annual holiday celebration outdoors daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 12-27!  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, we will be lighting and decorating in the Dark Aisle!  Over the past year, 14 new evergreens, courtesy of the Syracuse Garden Club, have been introduced into the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden and they are perfect for decorating.  Stop by to walk through this FREE, family and pet friendly display on your own!  To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot!

NOTE:  Masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Please visit in small groups to avoid overcrowding.  Pets must be leashed. 
Wed 16 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Illuminated For The Holidays
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us for our holiday celebration reinvented!  This year, Lorenzo State Historic Site and our intrepid decorators will be moving our annual holiday celebration outdoors daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 12-27!  With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, we will be lighting and decorating in the Dark Aisle!  Over the past year, 14 new evergreens, courtesy of the Syracuse Garden Club, have been introduced into the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden and they are perfect for decorating.  Stop by to walk through this FREE, family and pet friendly display on your own!  To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot!

NOTE:  Masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Please visit in small groups to avoid overcrowding.  Pets must be leashed. 

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Amenities Information

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