Mansion and Carriage Barn Tour

Travel back in time as one of our knowledgeable docents leads you through the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum.  Listen to stories of the four generations of Grangers, who lived in this magnificent home from 1816-1930.

Admission: Adult $6
Seniors $5; Student K-12 $2
Handicap accessibility elevator lift to mansion main floor

The 2015 Tour Season kicks off May 31st with our Open House!

Please call the Homestead office at (585)394-1472 for more information.

2015 Events Calendar

Community Garden Plots
Spring/Summer, 2015
Summer Camp
July 20-24

More info HERE 

Sunday Soirée

with Stefania Neonato
August 16, 4pm

Reservations and info HERE

View our complete 2015 Events Calendar HERE



2014 Granger Homestead Festival of Trees

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Novermber 14th - December 14th

  • Mon.-Wed. 1-5pm
  • Thurs. & Fri. 1-7pm
  • Sun. 1-5pm
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day


  • Adults - $5
  • Seniors & Members - $4
  • Students K-12 - $1
  • Under age 5 - No Charge


The Granger Homestead Festival of Trees will mark its 20th annual production this year!

We would like to invite you to be a part of this festival by designing and displaying a holiday tree, wreath, basket, handmade jewelry or other home decoration. Your item may be loaned to us to display throughout the festival or you may donate it to us for the silent auction, which runs throughout the event.

With over one-hundred items displayed each year, the Granger Homestead is a holiday wonderland. Visitors from all over the region will come to the Festival of Trees during its run from November 9th through December 8th to get into the holiday spirit by walking through the festively decorated rooms of the Granger Mansion.

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There is no entry fee for exhibitors. You may participate as an individual, a family, with friends, as an organization or a business. Student groups are encouraged to enter. Decorations can be traditional or carry a theme. The possibilities for creativity are endless and participants find decorating the Homestead a great deal of fun.



 2014 People's Choice Award Winners


  Name Display Name Award
D-1 Linda Patterson & Friends
Festival of Trees at the Granger Homestead
Best Decoration
D-2 Linda Patterson
Christmas Elegance
Best Decoration - 1st Runner-Up
D-3 Barb Kutner Tis the Season
Best Decoration - 2nd Runner-Up
F-4 Mary Soisson Wiesner
Winter's Song
Best Fabric Decoration
F-6 Seneca Soundwaves Chorus
Christmas Quilt of memories
Best Fabric Decoration - 1st Runner-Up
F-5 Judi Cermak Winter Sky - Needle Felted with Embroidery
Best Fabric Decoration - 2nd Runner-Up
FT-5 Victoria Hunter & Lou Bliss
Beary Christmas
Best Full Size Tree
FT-25 Embrace Your Sisters
Cancer Sucks
Best Full Size Tree -1st Runner - Up
FT-17 Our Childrens Place of Canandaigua
The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Best Full Size Tree - 2st Runner-Up
GB-1 Bonnie Cosgrove & Judy DeMyda
Woodsy Bear
Best Gift Basket
GB-16 Jessica Patterson
Back Woods Christmas
Best Gift Basket - 1st Runner-Up
GB-6 Sweet Expressions
For Love of Chocolate
Best Gift Basket - 2st Runner-Up
J-4 Kim Foreman Frozen Best Jewelry
J-9 Dee Weeks Lucitte Snowflakes Best Jewelry - 1st Runner-Up
J-1 Dee Weeks Lucitte Dichroic Christmas
Best Jewelry - 2nd Runner-Up
Flowers by Stella
Let It Snow
Best Mantel
M-1 Crystal Patterson
Happy Owlidays
Best Mantel - 1st Runner-Up
M-4 Bloomers Floral and Gifts
Woodland Christmas
Best Mantel -2st Runner-Up
TT-2 Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates
A Book is a Dream You Hold in Your Hand
Best Table Top Tree
TT-8 Izzy & Brianna Patterson
Frozen Holidays
Best Table Top Tree 1st Runner-Up
Sheila Eisemann
Season's Kiss
Best Table Top Tree 2nd Runner-Up
W-17 Libby Campbell
Sunny Disposition
Best Wreath
W-29 Carol FInch & Alexis Gallant
Snowy Owl
Best Wreath - 1st Runner-Up
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for the Holidays
Best Wreath - 2st Runner-Up


2014 - Independent Judges' Awards

Best Decoration:

D-1 Festival of Trees at the Granger Homestead – by Linda Patterson and Friends
D-3 “Tis the Season – by Barbara Kutner
D-8 Baby’s First Christmas – by Linda Patterson

Best Fabric Decoration:

F-4 Winter’s Song – by Mary Soisson Wieser
F-5 Winter Sky – by Judi Cermak
F-6 Christmas Quilt of Memories – by Seneca Soundwaves of SA

Best Full Size Tree:

FT-19 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – by the Ladies of the Livres
FT-26 It’s a Winter Wonderland – by Finger Lakes DDSO, Lisa Peck
FT-6 The Twelve Dogs of Christmas – by Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Best Gift Basket:

GB-1 Woodsy Bear – by Bonnie Cosgrove and Judy DeMyda
GB-19 Party at Your House – by the Granger Elves
GB-16 Backwoods – by Jessica Patterson

Best Jewelry:

J-1 Dichroic Christmas – by Dee Weeks Lucitte
J-3 Felted Pendant with Embroidery – by Judi Cermak
J-9 Snowflakes – by Dee Weeks Lucitte

Best Mantel:

M-4 Woodland Christmas – by Josette Vest of Bloomers Florist
M-1 Happy OWL-idays – by Crystal Patterson
M-3 Garden’s Winter Slumber – by Colleen Fitzpatrick Smith

Best Table Top Tree:

TT-2 A Book is a Dream You Hold in Your Hand – by Literacy Volunteers of Ontario Yates
TT-5 Alice in Wonderland – by Wood Library
TT-9 An Origami Holiday - by Jean Landes

Best Wreath:

W-17 Sunny Disposition – by Libby Campbell
W-29 Snowy Owl – by Carol Finch and Alexis Gallant
W-13 Home Sweet Home – by Habitat for Humanity

Best Tribute:

TT-19 American Troops Christmas – by Grand Vie Seniors Living and Caring House
TT-25 Cancer Sucks – by Embrace Your Sisters

Best in Show:

TT-2 A Book is a Dream you Hold in your Hand – by Literacy Volunteers of Ontario Yates
F-4 Winter’s Song – by Mary Soisson Wieser
M-1 Happy OWL-idays – by Crystal Patterson

Best Youth Entry:

FT-17 The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – by Our Children’s Place of Canandaigua
FT-4 Snowman – by Girl Scout Troop 60309
TT-12 Woodland Wonders – by Canandaigua Montessori School


 If you have questions, please call the Granger Hom
estead (585-394-1472) and we will be happy to assist you

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