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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

  • May 17- October 14, 2024- Open for Tours

    Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, and Monday holidays, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with the last tour beginning at 4:00 PM. Visitor Center and museum shop are open during these hours. Grounds open daily from dawn until 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. 
Sat 22 Jun
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, June 22, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
This summer, the Rippleton Schoolhouse at Lorenzo invites visitors of all ages to engage with history hands-on during Sensory Saturdays. Come explore an authentic 1887 schoolhouse, try your hand at traditional games and activities, and explore the beautiful grounds. 
*Admission is free* 
Sat 29 Jun
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, June 29, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
This summer, the Rippleton Schoolhouse at Lorenzo invites visitors of all ages to engage with history hands-on during Sensory Saturdays. Come explore an authentic 1887 schoolhouse, try your hand at traditional games and activities, and explore the beautiful grounds. 
*Admission is free* 
Sat 29 Jun
Art as Memory: What We Leave Behind- Meet the Exhibit Curator
Saturday, June 29, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Join us to meet Elisabeth Genter Montevecchio, Guest Curator of our 2023-2024 exhibition. View some of the personal expressions of art left behind by Lorenzo's residents and their families. As you explore, consider: what did your ancestors create for you to remember them by? What will you leave for your descendants? What does history look like to you? This exhibit made possible thanks to a New York Public Humanities Grant. Exhibit on view with guided tours through October 14, 2024. The event includes a mansion tour and light refreshments. 
*Event admission is free*
Sat 06 Jul
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, July 6, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
This summer, the Rippleton Schoolhouse at Lorenzo invites visitors of all ages to engage with history hands-on during Sensory Saturdays. Come explore an authentic 1887 schoolhouse, try your hand at traditional games and activities, and explore the beautiful grounds. 
*Admission is free* 
Sat 13 Jul
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, July 13, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
This summer, the Rippleton Schoolhouse at Lorenzo invites visitors of all ages to engage with history hands-on during Sensory Saturdays. Come explore an authentic 1887 schoolhouse, try your hand at traditional games and activities, and explore the beautiful grounds. 
*Admission is free* 

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Amenities Information

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