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Mount Morris

Historic Site, Community

Home to the north entrance of Letchworth State Park, Mount Morris invites you to visit a quaint main street and gateway to outdoor adventures. Stay in the iconic Allegiance B&B, visit the Mount Morris Dam at Letchworth State Park, or enjoy dinner in the village! When visiting Mount Morris you’re never short of things to do, from outdoor recreation to historic walking tours or dining out, you can craft an adventure for all of your senses.

Francis Bellamy Pledge of Allegiance Mural by Shawn Dunwoody
Francis Bellamy Pledge of Allegiance Mural by Shawn Dunwoody

HISTORY

In Mount Morris, we pay due tribute to those who came before while having an excitement about our future. Our Town and Village were named for Robert Morris, a financier of the American Revolution and helped the United States acquire the land from the Senecas through the Treaty of Big Tree. Mount Morris is home to many historical players, stop by the village of and take in the mural dedicated to Francis Bellamy, the author of the Pledge of Allegiance. Other historical players that hail from Mount Morris are Mary Jemison, the first white woman of the Genesee who was adopted by the Senecas, Mary Catherine Seymour Howell a women’s rights suffragette who wrote the bill that would later become the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, and major General Mills who financed the first Dam on the Genesee River in 1833.

Questa Lasagna
Questa Lasagna

THRIVING DOWNTOWN

Just a short drive from the Mount Morris Dam the Main Street community has taken a large stock in the revitalization of storefronts and streetscapes. Take a stroll down Main Street and discover the unique stops for lunch and dinner while you shop for Antiques and experience a tale of History. Book a room at one of our Bed and Breakfasts for endless charm and hospitality.

POPULAR EVENTS:

Francis Bellamy Glory Days - June
A time to celebrate our patriotic spirit - with tastings from local breweries, wineries, and restaurants, music, a grand parade, and fun family-friendly activities including a petting zoo and art contest!

Mount Morris Italian Festival - August
Featuring traditional and cultural Italian music and cuisines with an array of food, craft and assorted other vendors. Each year on the Main Festival Stage there is a variety of Italian as well as other popular music from outstanding local performers.

A GATEWAY TO OUTDOOR RECREATION AND ADVENTURE

Take a walk, bike or adventure on horseback through the 90 miles of paths and trails in the Genesse Valley Greenway Park. You can hike, camp or day trip at the Grand Canyon of the East, Letchworth State Park and see how the Genesee River runs through the park and over 4 different waterfalls through the picturesque gorge. Take a tour of the Mount Morris dam erected in 1940 to help with the flooding of the Genesee River. The Dam is a great place to explore, enjoy hiking, biking or view wildlife and in the winter the trails serve as a great snowshoeing or cross-country skiing adventure. Nestled between the Genesee River and Mount Morris is Al Lorenz Park, 80 acres and accommodations including 4 covered pavilions.