Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden

Museum 1925 South Batavia Avenue Geneva

Historical villa and residence of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905-1939. The home sits on 300 acres and was remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1907. The home includes fountains, gardens, a Roman-style swimming pool, a Dutch-style windmill, a private zoo, a working lighthouse, a boathouse, tennis courts, and more. Currently, the estate contains the Fabyans’ private collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture and more. Documents and photographs detail George’s involvement in the Treaty of Portsmouth and Japanese international relations, the Bacon/Shakespeare controversy, World War I and II code-breaking, and pioneering research and development in acoustics. Visitors have access to the Japanese Garden, a one-acre space for tranquility and reflection. Please note, posed family photography is not allowed during open hours.

  • Good for Play — Yes

  • Parking — Yes

  • Restrooms — Yes