Lima was first known as the Town of Charleston before the name changed in 1808. 19th century Lima was regarded as a “vibrant and successful agricultural, commercial, and academic center,” according to local papers. The town held one of the first co-ed schools in the country when the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary opened in 1822. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the four-corner crossroads to explore Lima’s historic buildings, and be sure to stop into Crossroads Antiques, the American Hotel, Lima Family Restaurant and Fanatics Pub while in town.
Explore the history of the region, shaped by glaciers at the end of the last ice age, and dive into the culture of the Indigenous Americans who settled this land for thousands of years.