We encourage you to plan a field trip or group tour to the City of Batavia, our county seat, to learn about Genesee County and the role that government plays in all our lives. A variety of historic sites and informational encounters await you! We will contact the offices that you wish to visit and arrange your tour. We will keep in touch with you and provide an agenda for your group. Call our office and let us plan a field or day trip experience that you will surely remember.
Holland Land Office Museum Tours
Whether your group is 2 people or 100, the Holland Land Office Museum can accommodate. The staff will customize all tours to meet the needs of your individual group, and often create special itineraries to aid in the creation of your group’s day trip or tour of the region. The museum houses permanent and temporary exhibits, along with the Joseph Ellicott Book & Gift Shop. There is no admission fee for the museum; however, donations are accepted and appreciated. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Genesee County New Courts Facility
Our office will arrange for your group to be met by someone from the District Attorney’s and/or Public Defender’s office, and when at all possible, meet in one of the new courtrooms. The Courts Facility, located at 1 West Main Street in Batavia, is where the Supreme, County, City and Family courts convene. There is plenty of parking behind the building. Visitors must pass through a magnetometer prior to entering the facility.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Jail
The Sheriff’s Office and Jail is at 14 West Main Street in Batavia. We will arrange for your group to tour the facility, visit the dispatch center, hear about plans for the new building, and learn what a wonderful proactive asset the Sheriff’s Department is in our community.
County Building No. One
County Building No. One is located at 15 Main Street, Batavia. It is home to many of our county offices including Probation, Central Services, Real Property Tax Department, the County Clerk, and Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Old Courthouse, located at 7 Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a quick visit to our building will show you why. It has been remodeled over the past 160 years, but you will be able to see that much of the building has been preserved from its original construction and intention. The Genesee County Legislature currently shares use of the building with the County Manager’s Office and the County Attorney. Legislature meetings are conducted in the old courtroom on the third floor.