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Oneida Community Mansion House

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Address: 170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida, NY
Phone Number: 315-363-0745
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Description: This large building was home to the 19th century Oneia utopian community.

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Incredible slice of history here...

John Humphrey Noyes was the founder of one of the most successful Utopian settlements. Women and men were educated and worked side by side. While their selective breeding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Oneida, New York
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Oneida, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

John Humphrey Noyes was the founder of one of the most successful Utopian settlements. Women and men were educated and worked side by side. While their selective breeding experiments scandalized the surrounding communities, their business success and forward thinking in terms of gender equality can not be faulted. The tour can be fantastic -- some of it varies according to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a glorious place! Let me confess my bias: I think John Humphrey Noyes is one of the real heroes of 19th C. American history. Sort of a Victorian hippie-- definitely Victorian, but with an amazing attitude towards gender equity. We arrived too late in the day for one of the organized tours-- and these are not available every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Mansion House is a fascinating historical site. The rooms are actually quite nice and up to date, but the reason to stay there is the opportunity that provides you to explore and learn about the Oneida Community. No place like it.

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Sherrill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've visited the Oneida Community Mansion House museum twice now, most recently in August 2014. It certainly has an interesting history that encompasses everything from a utopian society to innovative manufacturing and labor practices. Roaming the antique rooms you can imagine what it may have been like to live there during the community's heyday, and the exhibits are professionally done... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It's easier than you think to stay in a National Historic Landmark. It's not too expensive either. The landmark in question is the Oneida Community Mansion House, located between Syracuse and Utica. It's just down the street from Turning Stone Casino in Verona, if that helps. Back in 1848, John Noyes founded the Oneida Community. A few hundred people lived... More 

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Cleveland, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The volunteers were very welcoming. They gave us an overview of the history along with pamphlets. We wee also given a schematic of he house to help us with navigating the rooms. They have prerecorded tapes which can be activated by the visitor as the room is entered. The gift shop is special with many local hand made things. We... More 

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fishkill, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They give tours of the mansion on select days and it is a bargain. Also,, you can learn a lot about the Oneida Community. The mansion is a beautiful building and the people who lived there were also an interesting bunch. They were inventive but had some strange customs the guide will tell you about.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This place is a must-visit for those who love history - either for a tour, an overnight, or both. We had a wedding in the area and decided to stay at the Mansion House instead of a chain hotel and are glad we did. Members of the Oneida Community built the house by hand and lived and worked there as... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

You'll learn about a whole new religion (to me) and way of life for about 300 people at the time (mid 1800's) This huge house offers a chapel, beautiful, small garden, and the chance to stay overnight or have a reception/party there. Some of the decendants of the original inhabitants still live there! Our guide (of >15 years) is very... More 

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Central New Yorker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you are a history buff especially the Oneida Community history this is a must see. For most of us it is a great walk through a very "unspoken" CNY chapter. Little did you know about the wildness that existed and the free spirits that lived in Kenmore.

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Address: 170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida, NY
Phone Number: 315-363-0745
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneida

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