Become a Member

Benefits of Membership
All memberships are active for 12 calendar months from June 1st to June 1st.

House Tours

  • How does 140 years of history fit under one roof? Come see as we take you on a journey through our historic house in the heart of Gates. In the late 1800s, the Victoria era ushered in houses of beauty and splendor; the Hinchey Homestead still stands today as breathtaking reminder of a golden age.
  • Personally guided tours afford a rare opportunity to glimpse a by-gone era and experience the warmth of the Gates history in a truly old-fashioned style.
  • Visit a magical world, surrounded by colorful toys made between 1880 and 1939.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to step back in time.
  • Dedicated to interpreting the Victorian period and Gates’s only remaining pre-20th Century site. One of Gates oldest remaining structures, the Hinchey Homestead explores the lives of the wealthy and their servant classes alike.
  • Members get reduced rates for a full tour!


The satisfaction of preserving New York history for generations to come.

Membership is the Best Value

Senior (+55): $15.00
Student: $15.00
Individual: $20.00
Family (2+): $35.00
Business: $50.00
Patron: $50.00
Sustaining: $100.00
Lifetime: $500.00

Become a Member Today!
If you would like to become a member of the Gates Historical Society please:

  1. Download our Membership Form (pdf format)
  2. Print a copy of the form
  3. Make your check payable to the Gates Historical Society and mail it along with the completed form to:
    Gates Historical Society
    634 Hinchey Rd.
    Rochester, NY 14624


Make a donation today by making a check out to the Gates Historical Society, or by clicking below!

Donations Wish List

For archives:

  • New 3-in-printer
  • Rochester History pamphlets (past 10 years)
  • Gates memorabilia & photographs

For museum:

  • Hoosier cabinet
  • Washing machine (hand-crank)
  • 1900s book ends
  • Eastlake candle stand
  • Wicker porch chairs (for tour guests to use outside on porch)

For office:

  • Archive and office supplies
  • Storage totes with lids
  • Paper goods (such as paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Large bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Envelopes: letter and legal size
  • Tape dispenser
  • Scotch tape, 3/4″
  • Writing tablets
  • Postage stamps
  • Manila folders

For all:

  • Garden tools (trowel, gloves, hoe)
  • Desk lamps, floor lamps or track lighting
  • Fans of any kind
  • Picnic table and benches
  • Volunteers of all ages!

Upcoming Events



First Sunday of every month:
12PM – 3PM (MAY – NOV)
Wednesdays: 10AM – 3PM

Or by appointment.

Support our Projects

Support our Business Partners

Giuseppe’s Restaurant

50 Spencerport Rd,
Rochester, NY 14606

Phone: (585) 429-6540

Howard Road Garage

51 Howard Rd,
Rochester, NY 14606

Phone: (585) 429-5790