Mills Mansion

Mills Mansion Mills Mansion - Historical Founders home, OPEN for tours based on availability of volunteer staffing, weekends 12-4PM June through October

The Mills Mansion Site, located one mile from the Genesee River in western New York, was the homestead of Major General William Augustus Mills (1777-1844), who served during the defense of the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812 and commanded the New York militia from six counties. He became a prosperous gentleman farmer and an influential figure in early 19th century Livingston County. Later in life (1838), the General built his elegant Federal style house with Greek Revival accents on Lot 1 in the Village of Mount Morris, which he founded. The restored General William A. Mills House is listed on both the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places and is accredited through the American Association for State and Local History. It is owned and operated by the Mount Morris Historical Society. Extensive excavations during several previous seasons revealed an array of 19th century structures and landscape features around the house, some of which have been reconstructed based upon the archaeological evidence. Recovered artifacts guide the historical society in building its collections of objects for period rooms. Additionally, an Archaic period horizon lies beneath the historical strata in this remarkable stratified site. A prehistoric hearth area has been studied, as well as evidence of extensive stone tool making on the site. Each season’s fieldwork explores both the historic and prehistoric components. Students will participate in excavation and laboratory processing of finds from all time periods, from the present back through the prehistoric. The General’s mansion itself serves as the archaeological team’s base of operations and houses the artifact laboratories and exhibits. Period(s) of occupation Multi-Component: 1837 to present, and prehistoric Archaic period


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14 Main St
Mount Morris, NY

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00


(585) 658-3292


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