Geneva History Museum Hours and Admission

The Geneva History Museum will re-open to the public on Monday, July 13.  The Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For their own safety as well as that of other visitors and staff, we are asking visitors to be aware of and adhere to the following guidelines:

Guidelines for all Geneva Historical Society Properties

  • All visitors and staff are required to wear a face covering onsite. If a visitor does not have a face covering, a mask will be provided.   Face coverings must cover the mouth and nose and be worn at all times. The exceptions are children under two years old and those were are medically unable to tolerate a face covering.
  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving any Historical Society property.  Hand sanitizer will be readily available at all Historical Society properties.
  • Visitors and staff are encouraged to practice proper respiratory etiquette.
  • Groups that arrive together in the same vehicle and/or of the same household group may gather together during their visit to a Historical Society property.
  • To help monitor capacity, visiting groups and/or individuals must, whenever possible, maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation from others during a visit to a Historical Society property.
  • “High touch” areas will be disinfected frequently throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to door knobs, hand railings and restroom fixtures.
  • Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to provide contact information for contact tracing.
  • Any visitor experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing should postpone their visit.
  • For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, we may close for health and safety purposes. For up-to-date information, call 315-789-5151 or visit the Historical Society’s web site.
  • By visiting a Historical Society property, visitors voluntarily assume all risks to exposure to COVID-19.

Guidelines for Geneva History Museum

  • For the time being, the Museum is operating at 25% capacity.
  • To help monitor capacity and social distancing, the way visitors move through the Museum has been reconfigured. A pamphlet (which can be kept or recycled at the end of the visit) will help guide visitors through the Museum. A digital version is also available.
  • The Discovery Room is temporarily closed.
  • The Research Room is not open to the public but research requests can be made over the phone, via email or through social media.
  • For the time being, donations to three-dimensional and archival collections are not being accepted.

Museum Hours

Summer Hours (May 1–October 31)

Monday– Saturday, 9:30 am–4:30pm
Closed Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.

Winter Hours (November 1–April 30)

Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday.


Suggested donation: $3 per person.

The Geneva History Museum’s exhibits are self-guided. We recommend allocating between 30 and 90 minutes for your visit.

Current Exhibits