While the Oneida Community Mansion House remains closed to visitors due to the pandemic, we are using this time to work hard behind the scenes. OCMH Board and staff are planning and executing exterior preservation projects, improving the organization and location of our collections, and creating digital content to share with the public. OCMH is adapting in order to better serve our members, supporters and those seeking to learn about the Oneida Community and the Mansion House they called home.
We hope you join us--become a partner in the work to preserve this National Historic Landmark and to share the story of one of the most successful Utopian societies in American history.
We want to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for how you would like to connect with OCMH.
A Time for Reflection
In the wake of our annual Independence Day celebration, the moment has come to dedicate ourselves anew to the principles of equality and freedom for all. A National Historic Landmark, the Oneida Community Mansion House condemns racism in all its forms.
We embrace this opportunity to look critically at our institution, our programming, and our role as an educational museum. Taking a cue from the original Community members who sought personal and societal improvement through their practice of “Mutual Criticism,” we are taking this time to reflect, listen, and plan active steps toward becoming more inclusive and accessible.
As a 21st century museum preserving a 19th century utopian history, we are committed to fostering a reexamination of the past and an engagement in meaningful dialogues about racism, privilege and equity. We believe that the OCMH can be a space to have these essential discussions and, through authentic community conversations, we can move forward toward a more just society.
Since visitors can’t come to the Mansion House right now, we’re bringing the Mansion House to you!
OCMH is excited to announce the launch of a NEW online exhibit:
This exhibit shares the events and activities that took place when 30 students and alums from Cornell University came to OCMH to spend the weekend conducting hands-on preservation work on our buildings and grounds. In just two days the students finished projects it would have taken our staff and regular volunteers weeks, if not months to accomplish. We are incredibly grateful to them for their energy and enthusiasm!
The Mansion House is the historic home of the utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). Today, the non-profit organization, the Oneida Community Mansion House (OCMH) tells the story of America’s most successful experimental community and the joint stock company that emerged after its breakup.
The Community’s radical social practices, which included living and working communally and advocating for women’s equality, challenged contemporary ideas of family and gender roles in ways that are still relevant today. Their progressive philosophy is evident in the Mansion House itself, the design of which reflects their values and social organization. Click here to learn more about the history of the OC!
The 93,000 square ft. Mansion House is a National Historic Landmark where visitors can enjoy period rooms and interpretive exhibits in the museum, as well as programs, facility rentals, and overnight lodging. The Mansion House is surrounded by 33 acres of landscaped lawns, gardens, trails and a historic golf course. Learn more about Visiting the Mansion House and Who We Are today.
Featured Upcoming Event
Museum Open for Self-Guided Tours
Mon. - Sat., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun., 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
April - December: Guided Tours Available
Wednesday - Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Group tours (8 or more) can be scheduled by appointment