Genesee County is home to many “firsts.” Explore the history behind the Birthplace of Western New York AND the Birthplace of JELL-O!
TOTAL TIME TO DO THE TRAIL: One to two days.
JELL-O Gallery Museum
Everyone’s favorite dessert has a museum dedicated to it in Genesee County! The JELL-O Gallery Museum in LeRoy is a quirkier claim to fame. Older generations can appreciate the old advertising and little ones will enjoy the fun facts.
Historic LeRoy House
Tour this mansion-turned-museum for over 100 years of unique history! The LeRoy Mansion was built in 1822 by Jacob LeRoy and later owned by the Chancellor of Ingham University, which was the first female university in the United States to grant a four-year degree.
Holland Land Office Museum
This building is the location of the Holland Land Purchase, where three million acres of Western New York were surveyed and sold. Exhibits celebrating the history and culture of Genesee County and Western New York are displayed throughout the museum.
Rolling Hills Asylum
Originally built in 1827 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, with the addition of the Genesee County Infirmary in 1938, and now known worldwide as Rolling Hills Asylum, this is one of the most haunted locations in the country! Offers one-and-a-half hour historical tours, two-hour flashlight tours, four and eight hour public ghost hunts, private ghost hunts, and special events.
Stafford Museum of History
Enjoy the ambiance of a 19th-century tour featuring farm implements, household furnishings, one-room school house records, and quilts. Don’t miss the collection of Redware pottery created during the late 1800s at the Morganville Pottery.
For More Information Contact: Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.