Oneida Community Mansion House Open House

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Location: 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY 13421

Phone: 315-363-0745



Event Description


(Oneida, NY) Tour the Oneida Community Mansion House for free on Sunday, March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. during its annual Open House.
Visitors may explore exhibits and tour period rooms at their own pace throughout the 93,000 square foot building and enjoy refreshments in the Lounge. On exhibit: “John Humphrey Noyes: Pictured and Described”; “World War II at Oneida Ltd”, an Orientation Exhibit; and “The Braidings of Jessie Catherine Kinsley.”

Period rooms include the Big Hall, described as “an embodiment of our life and faith” by founder John Humphrey Noyes, with its exquisite trompe l’oeil ceiling; the Upper Sitting Room that most defined their idea of home; the Community Library where lifelong education was encouraged and more than 100 newspapers, magazines, and journal subscribed; and the Vestibule and its cabinet of curiosities. Tour guides stationed in the period rooms are available to answer questions about the Oneida Community and their Mansion House, a National Historic Landmark.

The Oneida Community Mansion House was the home of the 19th century utopian Oneida Community (1848-1880). Today, the building houses a living museum with permanent and changing exhibitions, residential apartments, overnight lodging, a gift shop, and banquet and meeting space.

Guided tours are available Wed. through Sat., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sun. at 2 p.m. for a nominal fee. The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, NY.

For information call 315-363-0745 or visit

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