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Historical Walking Tours

Avon
  • Take a walk along both Genesee and E. Main Streets that radiate out from the rotary (Rt. 5/20), as well as Spring Street, to enjoy lovely 19th century houses built during the height of Avon's medicinal spa days.
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Caledonia
  • Home to the oldest fish hatchery in the US and the big water springs that attracted Indians & early settlers, the 33 historic buildings, museum & sites offer a glimpse into life from the early 1800's. An Historical Walking Tour of the many 19th century buildings.
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Dansville
  • The Dansville History website offers a walking tour & highlights (for example, the Clara Barton house).
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Geneseo
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Designated a National Historical Landmark Village in 1991, Geneseo is "one of the most remarkably preserved villages in northwestern New York" (source: National Historical Landmarks program).

At Main Street shops & the Village Office, pick up a convenient print "Walking Tour of the Center of the Village," which highlights historical houses & sites along approximately 10 blocks of the Landmark Village. A more extensive booklet, also available at Main Street shops, describes buildings & sites in more detail
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Lima
  • Described as "The Crossroads of Western New York," Lima is home to 50 historic buildings & events that go back to times when it was a major town on the westward expansion and a stop on the Underground Railway. For a handy walking tour guide, stop at Main Street shops, where one also finds the book "Around Lima" for an extensive photo history of Lima.
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Nearby Communities for historical walks include Clifton Springs, Naples, Hornell, Bath, Corning, Elmira, Seneca Falls, Geneva & Auburn. For self-guided tours of historic downtown Rochester (also passing parks & waterfalls, restaurants & shops), go to www.landmarksociety.org/tours