UTICA, NY - The Landmarks Society of Greater Utica once again opened the doors of Rutger Mansions 1 and 3 to the public for tours this Boilermaker Weekend.
The mansions are located at the intersections of Rutger and John streets, and for a small donation - $15 for adults, $10 for children - local history buffs got the chance to get an up-close look at some of Utica’s early history. They also heard stories about some of the more recognizable names that are on buildings and street signs throughout the city.
"It's neat being here and knowing the famous Uticans that once lived here, and the famous people who once visited here,” said Landmarks Society of Greater Utica President, Steven Grant.
“It's neat to know you're walking in the same footsteps that they did. George Washington didn't sleep here, but President Grant did. It's kind of neat sharing that information with people".
All the money raised from the tours will go back into helping continue the restoration of the Rutger Street mansions. For more information on tours and other upcoming Landmarks Society events, check out our website at wktv.com.