Tours and Talks

September Schedule Changes:

Each Monday of September – Closed


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

* and write on our walls.


Monday: Closed (Check back in October for Monday openings!)

Tuesday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday: Open the first and last Saturday of every month, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED

*We strongly encourage that visitors arrive no later than 2:00pm*

See Facebook page for special events

With limited staff, we want to try to accommodate your needs. Please call (315) 637-9511 or fill out the form below if you wish to visit the Gage Center and we will let you know if we are able to meet your request.

Individual Self-Guided Tours:

  • 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 write her a letter.
  • Play with 19th century toys.
  • Experience being an enslaved person hiding from slave-catchers in the walls of the house.
  • Play the piano and sing abolition and women’s rights songs that Matilda sang.
  • Spend time in our Oz reading corner.
  • Dress up in period clothing.
  • Share your ideas about everything from human trafficking to equal pay for equal work.


Group Docent-led Tours:

Full, docent-led tours for groups of 8 or more must be scheduled in advance, and are dependent upon volunteer docent availability. Please email to make arrangements or fill out the form below, they are well worth it!



We welcome individuals as our guests (up to 7 people!) without charge.

Group rates (8 people or more):

  • Adults: $8
  • Students with ID, seniors, and school-age children: $6
  • Pre-school children free (4 and under)


Matilda Tea *Description Coming Soon!*

  • 8 people minimum, 18 people max.
  • Includes a self guided tour



Afternoon Tea *Description Coming Soon!*


  • 8 people minimum, 18 people max.
  • Includes a self guided tour




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

Meetings: $100/2-4 hours, $200/5+ hours. Price is negotiable.

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

Other Group Events

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.


Off-site events:

National Women's History Project Bus Tour

National Women’s History Project Bus Tour

  • Talks about Gage off-site
  • Lectures by Gage Foundation Executive Director Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner for nonprofits available through the Public Scholars Program of the New York Council for the Humanities, here
  • Fees negotiated on individual basis. For more information, contact the Gage Center at (315) 637-9511 or


Closing Policy:

  • Because we are a small, mostly volunteer-run organization, we may have to abruptly close on occasion. We strongly encourage checking the website and other social media for potential closings before coming to visit!

Weather Closing Policy:

  • Please note, if the Fayetteville Free Library closes, the Gage Center will also close

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  • Information about your organization, special requests or accommodations for the tour, or any questions you have

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