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Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum

Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum Review

The Federal-style house was completed in 1816 by Gideon Granger, postmaster general for presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. It contains what's known as a flying staircase, and its nine rooms have hand-carved woodwork and many of the original furnishings and paintings. Free guided daily tours are available. The carriage house displays 93 horse-drawn vehicles, including an undertaker's hearse. The many annual events include a Civil War encampment in September and a Festival of Trees in November and December. The museum runs 45-minute narrated carriage tours of Canandaigua on Friday and Sunday, June through September. The trips cost $20, and reservations are required. Weather permitting, sleigh rides are offered on Sunday at 1 pm, January–March.

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  • Address: 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY, 14424 | Map It
  • Phone: 585/394–1472
  • Cost: $6
  • Hours: Late May–Oct., Tues. and Wed. 1–5, Thurs. and Fri. 11–5 (June–early Sept., also weekends 1–5).
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  • Location: Canandaigua

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