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Onondaga Historical Association

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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What an absolutely wonderful, charming, and special place! We thoroughly enjoyed it.

We visited this museum in late August on a Saturday. It was not crowded. We were greeted very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Jersey
Wonderful staff, wonderful museum, wonderful archive

A great place to visit for interesting local history. The old downtown exhibit was fascinating but... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2019
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OHA is a private nonprofit educational association of heritage related Services, Museums, Research and Educational Centers, and Retail Operations. Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) was formed in 1862 by community leaders and officially chartered...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
321 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2098
+1 315-428-1864
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this museum in late August on a Saturday. It was not crowded. We were greeted very cordially by two women at the counter in the gift shop, which is located in the front area of the building. I immediately felt at home. When...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

A great place to visit for interesting local history. The old downtown exhibit was fascinating but really enjoyed everything. Had some work to do in the archives and Sarah was extremely helpful -- and found some unexpected treasures! Highly recommend whether for pleasure or for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The exhibit which featured old downtown was filled with pictures, artifacts, and detailed explanations of the various places and stores featured. The history was all inclusive and went back to the turn of the century. The Stickley exhibit was very limited with few pieces of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Every time I visit this place there is something new to be found - especially the themed exhibits as you exit the elevator on the second floor. Onondaga County has a rich history - and the museum has much of it preserved. Thank you!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NancyR1433
Reviewed May 24, 2019

My wife and I recently stopped by the Onandaga Historical Association and wow, what a great place to visit. There were many items on display that brought back memories of our past. There were several items that we had never seen before. The staff was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JohnSchott
Reviewed May 7, 2019

I was astonished of all the things I learned at this visit. I have been in Syracuse and never had walked through it's doors. As I was on my way an event I passed the place and was intrigued by it's window display and so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

This place is absolutely a hidden gem. We went to the Salina Street exhibit and it was truly outstanding. Brought back super great memories of our childhood.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stevef824
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Even if you are lukewarm about history you will enjoy this excellent museum. Accessibility is a bit challenging in this historic building but staff will cheerfully accommodate. Ask about their secret stash of Syracuse China.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This museum had a plethora of information, so much so that it was a bit overwhelming. I think that it would have been much better with a tour guide or docent. I did find the information on china from the Onondaga Pottery Company to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kriston J
Reviewed September 4, 2018

If you have a question about Onondaga County you will find the answer here. It is way to small for all the items so they rotate the displays .I wish they had a much bigger space.

Date of experience: June 2018
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The museum is free, but has a "donation jar".
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