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General William Mills Mansion (Mount Morris Historical Society)


An official Path Through History Site! Walk back in time and experience how War of 1812 Brigadier General William Mills lived with his family in a home built in 1836. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, this Federal style house is the headquarters of the Mount Morris Historical Society, which tells and preserves the local history of Mount Morris. Knowledgeable and pleasurable docents can guide you through the historic mansion. This brick Federalist house features many striking architectural and design features, from a kitchen with an open hearth and bake oven to an elegant cantilevered staircase with a double banister. Stroll through the second floor mini-museum and catch some history on John Wesley Powell, famous for his 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition that descended into the Grand Canyon. If spooky is your thing walk up to the attic (but beware!). Any way you take it in enjoy light refreshments as you stroll through untouched history "off the grid". Located just two miles from the south entrance of the famed Letchworth State Park. The beautiful and neat gift shop has memorabilia for sale ranging from a biopic on the building of the Mount Morris Dam to an amazing Italian Recipe cookbook that is a collaboration of local residents celebrating a part of our local heritage. Open Saturdays throughout the summer from 11-2 p.m. Bus tours are welcome by reservation only.



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