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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

  • Dates Open for 2021 Season:  May 28 through October 11. 
    Open Days and Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays and Monday Holidays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4 p.m.). 
    Groups larger than 6 people - please call ahead for guided tours.

    Activities: Guided Mansion Tours and Visitor Center Open
    Masks and Social Distancing Required.

    Grounds are 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 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 02 Oct
Tasting of the Dark Aisle Porter
Saturday, October 2, 2021 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Friends of Lorenzo and Meier's Creek Brewing Company present " Tasting of the Dark Aisle Porter" in the formal garden at Lorenzo.  Dark Aisle Porter was inspired by Lorenzo's Dark Aisle tree grove and pathway that surrounds the formal garden.  Food provided by the Lincklaen House, live music by J. Dyer, wine, raffles and more!  Tickets available friendsoflorenzo.org.  Admission:  $25 members and $30 non-members.  Must be 21 or older to attend, ID required at entry.
Registration: Required

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Amenities Information

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