LeRoy Historical Society's
Map and Tour Guide
(17 mile driving tour)
to Download Your FREE Guide.
On the Road
Make sure to see the new
“On the Road” exhibit of vehicles from an ox car to
a 1908 Cadillac.
Explore 100 years
Discover the intriguing story of Jell-O, America’s Most Famous Dessert. Invented in LeRoy in 1897.
Why did the inventor sell
his rights to Jell-O for $450?
Who bought the rights to Jell-O
and made millions of dollars?
What’s the favorite flavor?
What happened to the
Jell-O factory in LeRoy?
For more info visit
Le Roy House
Open May through October
Hours may vary. For more information call 585-768-7433.
Discover a Century of History as you Tour Three Floors of Period Rooms
First the home of Jacob LeRoy, land agent for the 86,000 acre Triangle Tract in the 1820s, the museum offers exhibits including the 1830s open hearth kitchen and the LeRoy bedroom.
Learn about the eccentric Rev. Samuel Cox, noted abolitionist, who lived in the house during the 1850s while serving as Chancellor of Ingham University, the first university for women in the United States, located in LeRoy.
Explore the children’s room, the Morganville Pottery room, and the Boarding House room from the 1880s.
Look for the “hands-on” signs for children’s activities.
Threatened by demolition, the house was donated to the LeRoy Historical Society in 1942, and is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places.