VISIT THE MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE CENTER

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HOURS

Monday through Friday: 9:30am-2:30pm


Monday night: 4:00pm -8:00pm


Saturday:  Open the first and last Saturday of every month

 10:00am – 3:00pm


Sunday: CLOSED


We strongly encourage that visitors arrive no later than 2:00 pm.

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We offer Self-Guided Tours which allow you to explore the Center on your own, focus on your special interests and have a facilitator available for dialogue and questions.

  • 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 write her a letter.
  • Play with 19th century toys.
  • Experience being an enslaved person hiding from slave-catchers behind a bookcase.
  • Play the piano and sing abolition and women’s rights songs that Matilda sang.
  • Spend time in our Oz reading corner.
  • Dress up in period clothing.
  • Share your ideas about everything from human trafficking and reproductive justice to equal pay for equal work.

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ADMISSION

  We welcome individuals as our guests (up to 7 people!) without charge. We are grateful for donations!


Want to bring a group?


Group rates

 (8 people or more):

  • Adults: $8.00
  • Students $6.00 (with ID, seniors, and school-age children): 
  • Pre-school children FREE (4 and under)


For more information or to book your group:  (315) 637-9511 

You may also fill out the form below. 



*We strongly encourage you to check the website or call before coming to visit.


**Because we are a small organization we may have to close on occasion. 



Book a tour

RENT THE GAGE CENTER FOR A SPECIAL EVENT, WORKSHOP, RETREAT ETC...

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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.


Meetings: 

$100/2-4 hours

$200/5+ hours. 


· Free to groups that join as partners. Contact us for information: 315-637-9511 


See our Facebook page for special events and if you’d like to know about events coming up, sign up with your email 

Map and Directions

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The historic Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue is located at 210 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066.  It is on the corner of East Genesee Street (NYS Route 5) and Walnut Street.  It is a white, two-story, Greek Revival with four white pillars. There is a blue and yellow state historical marker on the corner. Park on Walnut Street and enter through the side door.  


If you're old school and like directions, here they are:  From the Thruway

Take 481 South. On 481, exit at Route 5 East/Fayetteville. After you go past Wegman’s on your left, you will come to a V, which is a large intersection with a light. Don’t turn left, but stay to the left of the V, remaining on Route 5 through the village of Fayetteville, passing two golf courses on either side and a mall on your left. After you go over a bridge, you will come up a hill. The first street on your right is Warren St. The Gage House is on the second street on your right at the corner of Walnut St.


From the North Down 81

Take 481 South and exit at Route 5 East/Fayetteville. After you go past Wegman’s on your left, you will come to a V, which is a large intersection with a light. Don’t turn left, but stay to the left of the V, remaining on Route 5 through the village of Fayetteville, passing two golf courses on either side and a mall on your left. After you go over a bridge, you will come up a hill. The first street on your right is Warren St. The Gage House is on the second street on your right at the corner of Walnut St.


From the South Up 81

Take 481 North and exit at Route 5 East/Fayetteville. After you go past Wegman’s on your left, you will come to a V, which is a large intersection with a light. Don’t turn left, but stay to the left of the V, remaining on Route 5 through the village of Fayetteville, passing two golf courses on either side and a mall on your left. After you go over a bridge, you will come up a hill. The first street on your right is Warren St. The Gage House is on the second street on your right at the corner of Walnut St.


From Dewitt/Syracuse

Take Route 5/East Genesee St. to the east. After you go past Wegman’s on your left, you will come to a V, which is a large intersection with a light. Don’t turn left, but stay to the left of the V, remaining on Route 5 through the village of Fayetteville, passing two golf courses on either side and a mall on your left. After you go over a bridge, you will come up a hill. The first street on your right is Warren St. The Gage House is on the second street on your right at the corner of Walnut St.


From Chittenango

Take Route 5 west to the village of Fayetteville. After you go through the intersection of Route 257 with Friendly’s on your right, start looking for a red brick church on the left side with a clock in its tower. This is the United Church of Fayetteville. The next street after the United Church is Walnut Street and the Gage House is on the corner.


From Cazenovia

Go to Manlius on Route 92. Stay on Route 92 through the village until the last major intersection. This is a V. The Manlius Fire Dept./Stickley entrance will be on your left and a car dealership on your right. Stay in the right lane and you will be on Route 257 going towards Fayetteville. You will go past Wellwood Middle School and Beard Park on your left and Fayetteville Cemetery on your right. A half-mile down from Wellwood will be a double intersection for Salt Springs Road and then East Genesee St. At the first light, go straight and immediately get into the left turn lane. At the second light, turn left onto Route 5/East Genesee St. You will go past the Fayetteville Fire Dept. and head down the hill. Look for a red brick church on the left side with a clock in its tower. This is the United Church of Fayetteville. The next street after the United Church is Walnut Street and the Gage House is on the corner.


From Minoa

Take Schepps Corner Road to 290 to 257, heading toward the village of Fayetteville. When you come to the intersection of 257 and Route 5, the Fire Dept. will be on the right and Friendly’s on the left. Turn right onto Route 5 (East Genesee St.). As you head down the hill, look for a red brick church on the left side with a clock in its tower. This is the United Church of Fayetteville. The next street after the United Church is Walnut Street and the Gage House is on the corner.

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