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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. 
Thu 25 Jul
Friends of Lorenzo Fundraiser
Thursday, July 25, 2024 05:30 PM - 07:15 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Prior to the Syracuse Orchestra concert, the Friends of Lorenzo request the pleasure of your company for dinner on the front lawn of Lorenzo. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served from 5:30-6:15PM, with dinner and dessert from 6:15-7:15PM. The buffet dinner will include carved beef tenderloin, chicken marsala, Chantilly potatoes, and penne with vodka cream sauce. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Friends of Lorenzo to support the continued preservation of Lorenzo State Historic Site. The dinner will be held under a tent and is a rain or shine event. For more information, to purchase dinner tickets, or to become a member visit https://www.friendsoflorenzo.org/
Thu 25 Jul
Syracuse Orchestra
Thursday, July 25, 2024 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Join us on the front lawn of Lorenzo to enjoy a night of beautiful music under the stars. The Syracuse Orchestra will perform a variety of classical and popular music, including music of Smetana, Bernstein, and Copland, plus music from Harry Potter and the Legend of Zelda. Bring your own seating and picnic. 
*Admission is free*
Sat 27 Jul
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, July 27, 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 03 Aug
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, August 3, 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 10 Aug
Sensory Saturdays at Rippleton Schoolhouse
Saturday, August 10, 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* 

Amenities Information

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