Tours & Admissions
Visit the Mansion House
The Mansion House is open year-round excepting major holidays* with regularly scheduled house tours and other public programs. We look forward to your visit. Most of our exhibit areas are wheelchair accessible, but not all. Some doorways are too narrow for wheelchairs to pass through.
Visitor parking is free and available in designated spaces along the front drive, along The Vineyard opposite the Mansion House, and in the north parking lot off Skinner Road. Wheelchair-accessible parking is designated in the north parking lot.
• Adults: $10
• Seniors (60 and over): $8
• Students (with ID): $5
• Children 6 and under: Free (but no strollers or carriages, please)
• Special Group Tours: $12 per person
Admission fees support preservation and interpretation of Oneida Community Mansion House. Thank you for your support.
Guided tours of the Oneida Community Mansion House are provided with museum admission, Wednesday through Saturday at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, and on Sunday at 2:00 pm from April-November. Guided tours are available by appointment December-March. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Group tours of the Mansion House are welcome with advance reservation and can be scheduled by calling (315) 363-0745.
Self-directed tours of period rooms and exhibit galleries are possible at any time Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, and on Sundays from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
School Group Visits
School groups (grades 5-12), camp groups and Scout group visits are very welcome with advance reservations. Contact the Curator of Education (315-363-0745 ext.4223) to schedule your visit. School groups may be eligible for school field trip transportation cost support. Please inquire.
Lawns & Gardens
Visitors are welcome on the grounds of the Mansion House. A perfect watchable wildlife destination, the historic property features century-old trees including two New York State champions, and beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens. Picturesque Sunset Lake, the Larches and nearby Oneida Creek are good locations for birding. Birds observed throughout the area include great blue heron, cedar waxwing, belted kingfisher, Baltimore oriole, chimney swifts, great white egret, bobolinks, rose crested grosbeaks, spotted sandpiper, and a variety of woodpeckers, hawks, bald eagles and migratory songbirds. Turkey vultures nest in the Silver Maple on the south lawn every spring.
Our site is a National Historic Landmark and protected according to the National Historic Preservation Act and other statutes. Disturbing the buildings or grounds is prohibited - including digging and sub-surface detecting (e.g. metal detecting) - and violators will be prosecuted.
Should you visit the grounds with your pet animal, please keep it leashed and collect any leavings. Pets must not interfere with other visitors or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in the buildings.
* We are closed on the following Federal holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
To support efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the community, the Oneida Community Mansion House is temporarily CLOSED to the public. We look forward to opening Mansion House spaces for all to enjoy when circumstances allow.
In the meantime, look for our online offerings and stay connected via this site, Facebook, Instagram and our email subscriptions.
If you are local, please enjoy OCMH gardens, grounds and trails safely and responsibly obeying all state and local health ordinances.
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