Lorenzo State Historic Site, Cazenovia

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Lorenzo State Historic Site is a mansion built by Colonel John Lincklaen, founder of the village of Cazenovia, New York. Colonel Linklaen was the agent of the Holland Land Company upon whose recommendation the Company purchased the 135000acre tract of land where the village grew. The painted brick mansion, begun in 1807 and completed in 1809, overlooks Cazenovia Lake. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in July 1970. Located on the grounds is the separately listed Rippleton Schoolhouse.
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  • I am so glad we went there on a gray, rainy day for the Christmas at Lorenzo tour. Every person we came into contact with was superb— friendly, and welcoming, and eager to answer our questions...  more »
  • This place is a fascinating slice of Americana; it offers a glimpse into the past. the museum is meticulously curated. Elizabeth, the tour guide, is welcoming and very well-informed. The garden is...  more »
  • ABSOLUTELY gorgeous historic site. The Lorenzo Driving Competition was 3 days of beautiful horses and fabulous people... and omg... what gorgeous hats. A must do, must see, do it again, calendar for next year event. Kudos to all those who worked behind the scenes to make it happen
  • We loved this local historic site w so many original furnishings! Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging! The carriages and sleighs were in fabulous condition and the historic displays were informative and enjoyable! Thank you so much.

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