Tours and Talks

Welcome to the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue! We invite you to:

* sit on the furniture

*eat and drink

* take photos

* touch the exhibits

* play the piano and sing abolition and women’s rights songs that Matilda sang

* and write on our walls.

The house is open for visitor-inspired tours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

10AM to 4PM

Tour availability is subject to change. For best experience, please call in advance (315)-637-9511.

Full, docent-led tours for groups of 3 or more must be scheduled in advance, and are dependent upon volunteer docent availability. Please email to make arrangements, they are well worth it!

If you’d like a guided tour, here are the possibilities we’d like to offer you:

1) “Tell me about Matilda” Tour

Curious about Matilda Joslyn Gage? Want to see her restored home? This docent-led tour is an introduction to Gage and her work.

  • Begin with a short film featuring Gloria Steinem, the country’s first woman Lt. Governor Mary Anne Krupsak and descendants of Gage.
  • Sit at Matilda’s desk and read her letters. Play with 19th century toys. Experience being an enslaved person hiding from slave-catchers in the walls of the house.
  • Share your ideas about everything from human trafficking to equal pay for equal work.
  • Be part of the creation of the Gage Center by brainstorming with us about the programs and exhibits you’d like in each of our social justice-themed rooms.


  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (62+): $6
  • Students with ID, and school-age children: $5
  • Pre-school children free
  • Group rate (10 or more adults): $6

2) Tea, Tour, and Talk

  • Recreate a 19th century woman’s rights tea in the parlor where Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage planned their revolution.
  • While you enjoy tea and cookies, visit with a Gage docent who will visit with you about Matilda, answer your questions and listen to your thoughts about her work and ideas.

$12/person.  Schedule in advance, minimum three people, maximum 25.

3) High Tea in the Gage Center

* Perfect for a birthday, club meeting or a special event.

* Features our signature scones and lemon curd along with:

  • Cheese, Crackers, Breads
  • Crudites
  • Tea Sandwiches & Mini Entrees
  • Pastries
  • Black Tea, Green Tea & Herbal Tea

$25/person.  Minimum 10 people; maximum 25.  Limit to one a month so book early.


4) Rent the Gage Center for a Party, Workshop, Retreat, or Special Event

Meetings: $200 1-3 hours, $350 full day.

  • Free to groups that join 100% as members.
  • Discounted rates are available.

5) Also Available for Groups

Birthday coming up for young or old?  A special meeting or conference?  Out of town guests who would enjoy a tour?  We’ve even hosted a wedding reception! Let us work with you on any ideas you have for the use of the Center. Just give us a call and we will make your event happen.

National Women's History Project Bus Tour

National Women’s History Project Bus Tour

  • Talks about Gage off-site
  • Living history portrayals of Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • Lectures by Gage Foundation Founding Director Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner for nonprofits available through the Speakers in the Humanities Program of the New York Council for the Humanities.

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