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

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.

We are pleased to be partnering with the chef and owner of D & R Depot in LeRoy, NY for the preparation of portions of our dinners.

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

Historic Dining Dinner Options

Hosmer’s Inn Tavern Dinners

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 (called recipes today) 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 6:00pm.
Wine and beer are available at the time of registration for an additional cost.
Hosmer Inn Dinners are offered 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.

New for Spring! – MacKay House Family Dinners

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 6:00 pm. 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) 2020, so please be sure to make your reservations early!

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

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

Upcoming 2019 Dates:

Hosmer's Inn Dinners: September 6, September 7, September 27, September 28, October 11, October 12.

 

Fall 2019 Bill of Fare

Tomato Soup

Rye and Indian Bread

Butter

Chicken Currie

A Dish of Rice

A Ragoo of Beans, with a Force

To Dress Potatoes

East India Pickles      Irish Pickles      Pickled Beets

Salmagundi with Hosmer House Dressing

Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese   Quince Cheese

Almonds      Walnuts      Raisins

Pears Stewed Purple

Coffee            Tea