Tour group in the Oneida Community Mansion House's Upper Sitting Room with beige and brown furniture

Educational Programs

 

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Oneida Community Mansion House are available  by appointment. Please email hospitality@oneidacommunity.org in advance to schedule.  Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

 

Special group tours of the Mansion House are welcome with advance reservation, please call (315) 363-0745. Additional fees may apply.

Educational Programs (Grades 4-12)

Explore the past with one of our programs designed with curriculum needs in mind. Our programs align with New York State Learning Standards and emphasize different ways of thinking about history. We welcome learners of all ages—from primary and secondary schools to community groups, social service organizations, and universities.

For 4th and 5th graders, we offer “Children of the Mansion House,” which introduces learners to a variety of primary sources and encourages them to interpret the past.

School Group tours are $5 per student. The instructor and bus driver receive complimentary admission.

For every 10 students on the trip an additional chaperone receives free admission.

Each student will also receive a voucher to a return trip to the Mansion House with their family.

If you are in need of financial assistance in order to bring a school group to the Mansion House.

We are happy to offer customized tours for students in grades 6-12 as well as Advanced Placement US History classes, and college courses.

 

Please contact Tom Guiler, Director of Museum Affairs, tguiler@oneidacommunity.org to set up your custom tour. 

Sketching the Summer House
Sketching the Summer House

Children drawing the Oneida Community Mansion House Summer House

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Petting Exotic Animals
Petting Exotic Animals

Children petting exotic animals at an Oneida Community Mansion House workshop

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A Path Through History
A Path Through History

Children chart a path through history using the Oneida Community Mansion House's curio cabinet

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Sketching the Summer House
Sketching the Summer House

Children drawing the Oneida Community Mansion House Summer House

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Outreach & Distance Learning

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! The Mansion House offers outreach lessons that can bring the Oneida Community’s unique history into your classroom, or as distance learning via skype. For more information, please call (315) 363-0745.

 

Our educational & public programs are made possible in part by Humanities New York, the John Ben Snow Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Sherrill-Kenwood Community Chest, individual donors and our members. Thank you!

Oneida Community Mansion House visitors examine old books from the library