Historic Sites

The Landmark Society maintains a historic site in Brighton, a historic garden, a park, and the Hoyt-Potter House, an 1840s house adapted for use as our offices. We love to share them with visitors. For tours and special packages for schools or other groups, please call 546-7029 x15 or e-mail info@landmarksociety.org.

Stone-Tolan House Historic Site

Recreates the private and public activities of a household and rural tavern on the frontier in Brighton, NY between 1790 and 1820. Closed January through March.
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Ellwanger Garden

A Victorian style English garden with an extensive collection of peonies and other plantings. Originally the private garden of famed 19th-century horticulturist George Ellwanger.
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Hoyt-Potter House

Originally built in 1840 by bookstore owner David Hoyt this building today serves as The Landmark Society Offices.
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St.  Joseph’s Park

St. Joseph’s Park is located inside the remains of what was the city’s oldest Catholic church built by German immigrants in the 1800’s, and destroyed in 1975 by a disastrous fire. The Landmark Society-owned park opened in 1980 with renovation designed by Handler/Grosso Architects is now available for rentals in collaboration with Bella and Co
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