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Delight your taste buds with a delicious four-course Hosmer's Inn Tavern Dinner experience in the fall or a three-course MacKay House Family Dinner in the spring.

Step back into the past and experience what it was like to dine in an authentic stagecoach inn that was once located in the heart of the Genesee Country, or enjoy a family-style dinner in a grand federal-style home located on the Village Square. Our historical menus change seasonally, and selections are all based on historical receipts (recipes) from the 1800s or earlier.

To reserve a Hosmer's Inn Tavern Dinner or a MacKay House Family Dinner, call (585) 294-8218.

Spring & Fall Historic Dining Options

MacKay House Family Dinners in the Spring

Spend a cozy spring evening with good company enjoying a special three-course meal that includes dishes prepared using receipts (called recipes today) from early 19th-century cookbooks.

Learn about 19th-century dining customs and the MacKay family's experience settling in the Genesee Country in the early 1800s. Between the final two courses of your meal, enjoy a private lantern tour around the Historic Village with one of our hostesses - you may find it hard to journey back to the 21st century! Share this unique experience with friends, family, or co-workers.

Each evening's private dining experience can accommodate up to a maximum of 12 people. All dinners are $60/person ($55/member) and begin promptly at 6 p.m. Wine and beer are available at the time of registration for an additional cost.

This experience is only available for select evenings in spring (May/June), so please be sure to make your reservations early!

To reserve a MacKay House Family Dinner, call (585) 294-8218.

Hosmer’s Inn Tavern Dinners for the Fall

The Sylvester Hosmer Inn, built in 1818 on the Ontario and Genesee Turnpike, a few miles west of the Genesee River near Avon (but now located in the Museum’s Historic Village), is now serving traditional tavern dinners on select weekend evenings in the fall (September/October).

Meet engaging characters from the past, and enjoy a delicious four-course meal that includes dishes prepared using receipts (recipes) from early 19th-century cookbooks. Learn about 19th-century dining customs and share the latest news from the Genesee Country and beyond. You’ll also have a chance to explore the Inn upstairs and down. Between the final two courses of your meal, take in the sights and smells of the fall around the Historic Village as you enjoy a private lantern tour with one of our hostesses. You may find it hard to journey back to the 21st century! Each evening’s private dining experience can accommodate up to a maximum of 15 people. All dinners are $75/person ($70/member) and begin promptly at 6 p.m. Wine and beer are available at the time of registration for an additional cost.

Hosmer Inn Dinners are offered for select evenings in the fall only and sell out each year, so be sure to make your reservation early!

To reserve a Hosmer Inn Dinner, call (585) 294-8218.

Share the experience with friends, family, and co-workers

Upcoming 2020 Spring and Fall Dates:

MacKay House Family Dinners: Due to current state "pause" conditions, all spring dinners are canceled.  Stay tuned for some exciting "dessert, coffee, or tea on the porch" possibilities coming up.

Hosmer's Inn Dinners: September 18, September 19, September 25, and September 26.

 

Spring Bill of Fare

Spring Fruit Soup

Freshly-Baked Bread

Butter

Stewed Trout, Stuffed, in a White Wine-Butter Sauce

Potatoe Rock, Two Ways

Asparagus

Sauces and Condiments

Preserved Carrots      Seasonal Pickles

Candied Orange Peel     Crystallized Ginger

Walnuts     Comfits

Almond Maids of Honor

Coffee            Tea