The 1890 House Museum
Experience the splendor of the late 19th century at the 1890 House Museum in downtown Cortland, New York. This grand limestone mansion, built by successful industrialist Chester F. Wickwire, is a symbol of the grandeur of the Victorian and Gilded ages. Designed by Architect Samuel Burrage Reed in an eclectic Chateauesque style, the lavish interiors of the 30-room mansion features parquet floors, jewel-like stained glass windows, oak and cherry woodwork ,and ornate decorative stenciling. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, the 1890 House Museum is the focal point of the Historic District of the City of Cortland.
Our mission statement: "The 1890 House Museum aims to promote and interpret the historical and cultural significance of this property to the public. The 1890 House seeks to collect, preserve, research, display, and interpret objects that promote local and national history of America's cultural heritage during the late 19th and early 20th centuries."
The 1890 House Museum is open Thursdays to Saturdays 12 to 4 with guided tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3pm. Patrons may self guide anytime. Last admission is at 3:30pm.
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37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045