Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum

A cobblestone farm completed in 1830 showing the elegance of a

federal style house set against the background of a self-sufficient farm.

The Tinker Family occupied this homestead for six generations. They witnessed the transformation of Western New York from a wooded frontier to a thriving community. As a result of the Erie Canal giving farmers access to new markets, the Tinkers could afford to build a new home. They chose to build a cobblestone house, a unique architectural style to Western New York. Construction started in 1828 and the house was completed in 1830. The interior of the house has been restored to the turn of the 20th century. Visitors will appreciate the practical yet elegant Victorian lifestyle of this rural family.

The Farm Museum charts the growth of agriculture in Western New York from subsistence to commercial farming. Visitors will understand how the Erie Canal forever changed the face of farming in New York state. The farm is composed of several structures that were important to the success of the Tinker Farm. The museum has an extensive collection of farm implements which chart the modernization of farming through the years.


By Appointment, Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

For Tour Information: Please call (585) 359-7044

The Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum partners with the 28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company E, and the 1st Tennessee to host our Annual Civil War Reenactment. Information can be found at;