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Onondaga Historical Association

321 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2098
+1 315-428-1864
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Great museum for such a purpose

I visited this regional museum in downtown Syracuse last weekend while in town for another event. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Larry W
Rochester, New York
Fun and nostalgic

When I return to visit the city of my birth I often go to this place. They have wonderful photos... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Marco G
Miami, Florida
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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 in April of 1863 by an act of the New York State Legislature with the purpose of collecting and preserving historical, genealogical, scientific and literary material related to Onondaga County, New York. Today, in addition to our founding mission, OHA has become much more.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
321 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2098
+1 315-428-1864
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this regional museum in downtown Syracuse last weekend while in town for another event. I was surprised about the depth of coverage this place had, and covered topics on everything from local people and industries to a superb history of the local Underground...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed September 6, 2017

When I return to visit the city of my birth I often go to this place. They have wonderful photos and points of interest to experience the history of the area. I greatly enjoy the intriguing stories of old cities. It is located in a...More

Thank Marco G
Reviewed July 18, 2017

I recently took the guided tour of the Hotel Syracuse (aka Marriott Syracuse Downtown) that is done by this organization. I found the tour to be thorough and comprehensive. My only complaint was that it was advertised as a 1 1/2 hour tour, and it...More

Thank RaymondD
Reviewed May 22, 2017

First off, I will never give an "excellent" review. Excellence is to be tried to achieved, not to be realized. Having said that the OHC make a damn good attempt at achieving it. It doesn't take much to realize a lot of time and effort...More

Thank Mick L
Reviewed March 15, 2017

They have totally transformed the OHA. They do a wonderful job of the Underground Railroad and how Syracuse was a part of the picture. They're rotating exhibits are well done. I walk away learning something new each time.

Thank rox5car
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I have taken groups of American history teachers and they always enjoy the numerous historical resources. The exhibits change throughout the year so someone can often return

Thank jajcarro
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Amazing collection of history through the ages. Only disappointment is that no photography is allowed. No fee - but welcome donations.

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

At the downtown arts and crafts fair last summer, my 10-year-old granddaughter and I went into the historical society building to see some crafts and ended up going through all the exhibits, which both of us found very interesting. Since I'm writing this six months...More

Thank Kay F
Reviewed December 28, 2016

The OHA exhibits have improved greatly over the years, and I would recommend the place to both locals and out-of-town visitors. I went specifically for a display of women artists' works from their collection, and I was impressed at the great talent we have (and...More

Thank lem1eu10
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We recently attended a "Ghost Walk" in Liverpool sponsored by the OHA, which made us curious about what else the place had to offer, so we stopped by to visit. The Ghost Walk was so much fun: interesting characters from Liverpool History, like Mayor Heid,...More

Thank Nancy R
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August 12, 2016|
Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free, but has a "donation jar".