Steeped in history, the quaint lakeside hamlet of Pultneyville will share the beauty of the area when the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society (W-PHS) presents a tour of seven homes and four landmarks on September 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This unique and immersive experience will transport visitors to bygone eras, allowing them to relive the stories, architecture, and cultural heritage that define a cherished piece of local history. Tour tickets include a talk by the town historian at 9:40 am (repeated at 1:00 pm) at historic Gates Hall, church organ and carillon concerts, and museum exhibits at the W-PHS house and Gates Hall. For a sneak peek of the homes on the tour, visit: https://www.facebook.com/WPHSHomeTour
Advance tickets are $25 each and are available online at: https://w-phs.org/event/experience-picturesque-pultneyvilles-tour-of-homes/ If you prefer to pay by check, go to www.w-phs.org, find the home tour event, and there is a link to a printable form that can be mailed in with a check. Additional tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at W-PHS for $30 each, cash, check, credit card, or Venmo. Please note that due to limited availability, purchasing tickets before the day of the event is highly recommended to secure a spot for this exclusive house tour experience. After purchasing a ticket, an email receipt and information letter giving important details about the tour will be sent.
It is recommended that visitors wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the tour is most accessible by walking throughout the hamlet. Some homes require driving as well. Please note that most homes are not handicapped accessible. The tour takes place rain or shine. The tour is for adults and children older than 14.
The first and only required stop on the tour is at Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road (at the intersection of Lake Road and Lake Avenue), Williamson, NY 14589. There, visitors will pick up a tour booklet and a wristband which must be shown at each venue to gain entrance. This is the only place booklets and wristbands will be available. Gates Hall will open at 9:15 am.
Come and experience the New England-like charm of picturesque Pultneyville in Wayne County, just 25 minutes east of Rochester!
About The Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society:
Founded in 1964, the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer not-for-profit organization chartered by the State of New York Board of Regents and is situated in historic Pultneyville, just 25 minutes east of Rochester. Please visit www.w-phs.org to learn more about W-PHS.
Since its inception in 1964, society’s mission has been to gather and disseminate information concerning the history of the town of Williamson, Wayne County New York, in general, and the unincorporated hamlet of Pultneyville in particular. Williamson was established on February 20, 1802, and named for Captain Charles Williamson, the land agent originally selected to develop the land as that was part of the Phelps-Gorham purchase. In 1806, the settlement now known as Pultneyville was developed by Jacob Hallet, a land agent for the “Pulteney Estate.”