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

  • Rochester History pamphlets past 10 years
  • Gates memorabilia & photographs
  • Paper shredder

For museum

  • 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
  • stapler
  • tape dispenser
  • Scotch tape, 3/4″
  • postage stamps

For all

  • garden tools (trowel, gloves, hoe)
  • desk lamps, floor lamps or track lighting
  • fans of any kind
  • volunteers of all ages


April 6, 2022 – Oct. 27, 2022

1st & 3rd Sunday: 12PM – 3PM
Wednesdays: 10AM – 3PM

Or by appointment.


May 4, 2022 – Oct. 16, 2022

1st & 3rd Sundays and Wednesdays at 1 pm or by appointment. Call (585) 464-9740 and leave a message.

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