Tours and Talks


Welcome to the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for dialogue on social justice issues where you are invited 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 by appointment only, dependent upon volunteer docent availability. Please email to make arrangements.

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 tour (docent-led or self-guided) 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.

Special Introductory Admission
(Limited time only)

  • Adults: $7
  • Seniors (62+), students with ID, and school-age children: $5
  • Pre-school children free
  • Group rate (10 or more adults): $5
  • Group rate (10 or more students with ID, and seniors 62+): $3
  • Members free

TEA AND REFRESHMENTS with each tour for an additional $3

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.  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


Tea Sandwiches & Mini Entrees


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: $100 use of facilities for 2-4 hours; $200 full day.

  • Free to groups that join 100% as members.
  • Discounted rate for groups based on number in group that are members of the Gage Center.

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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