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Oneida Community Mansion House

170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida, NY
315-363-0745
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Oneida
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This large building was home to the 19th century Oneia utopian community.
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Sherrill, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This place was built in 1848 to house a commune. It has a rich history and tours daily. It is convenient to the surrounding areas as well. The room we got was close to the party house section so we were unable to get any sleep until after 11pm which is fine for those who are going to be out... More

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Trumansburg, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A visit and stay in this historic community is definitely worth it. This is the site of one of the great, and most succesful, social experiments in the US. Guest rooms are large and comfortable.

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Kennett Square
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I was on business and stayed at the Mansion for two nights. At 93,000 sq. ft. it has to be the largest Bed and Breakfast I've stayed in. Room w/queen had 12' windows, 20' ceilings, refrigerator, in-room continental breakfast and lots of space! Add a library with massive skylights, a museum and helpful staff, made my stay was very nice.

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