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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

  • Lorenzo is closed for the season. Grounds are open daily, from dawn to dusk. Please see our events listings for information on our 2021 Holiday Program.

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.

  • 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.
Fri 10 Dec
Lorenzo Dark Aisle Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 10, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us at Lorenzo State Historic site as our staff and talented decorators once again move our holiday celebration outside to illuminate and decorate the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden!

Friday and Saturday, Dec.10 and 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Includes Lighted Walk, Wagon/Sleigh Ride, Music and Wassail.
Admission:  $5 per person 13 and older (Cash Only)

Please leash and clean up after pets.  Pets will not be allowed on the wagon/sleigh rides.
Sat 11 Dec
Lorenzo Dark Aisle Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 11, 2021 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us at Lorenzo State Historic site as our staff and talented decorators once again move our holiday celebration outside to illuminate and decorate the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden!

Friday and Saturday, Dec.10 and 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Includes Lighted Walk, Wagon/Sleigh Ride, Music and Wassail.
Admission:  $5 per person 13 and older (Cash Only)

Please leash and clean up after pets.  Pets will not be allowed on the wagon/sleigh rides.
Sun 12 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Lighted Holiday Walk
Sunday, December 12, 2021 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us at Lorenzo State Historic site as our staff and talented decorators once again move our holidays celebration outside to illuminate and decorate the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden!

Daily from Sunday, December 12 through Sunday, January 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Dark Aisle will remain lighted through  New Year's weekend. Stop by to walk through this family (and pet) friendly holiday display on your own!   To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot. 

Admission:  Free - Donations Appreciated!

Please leash and clean up after pets.  
Mon 13 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Lighted Holiday Walk
Monday, December 13, 2021 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us at Lorenzo State Historic site as our staff and talented decorators once again move our holidays celebration outside to illuminate and decorate the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden!

Daily from Sunday, December 12 through Sunday, January 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Dark Aisle will remain lighted through  New Year's weekend. Stop by to walk through this family (and pet) friendly holiday display on your own!   To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot. 

Admission:  Free - Donations Appreciated!

Please leash and clean up after pets.  
Tue 14 Dec
Lorenzo's Dark Aisle Lighted Holiday Walk
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
(315) 655-3200

Join us at Lorenzo State Historic site as our staff and talented decorators once again move our holidays celebration outside to illuminate and decorate the Dark Aisle tree line surrounding the garden!

Daily from Sunday, December 12 through Sunday, January 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Dark Aisle will remain lighted through  New Year's weekend. Stop by to walk through this family (and pet) friendly holiday display on your own!   To enter, follow the path from the first lit tree that is visible from the parking lot. 

Admission:  Free - Donations Appreciated!

Please leash and clean up after pets.  

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Amenities Information

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