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This large building was home to the 19th century Oneia utopian community.
170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY 13421-2820
+1 315-363-0745
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the B&B rooms in the 98,000 sq ft mansion and had a tour the following day. The community supported itself by making silk thread, metal work such as animal traps and eventually the Oneida silverware. The beliefs of this group...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our tour, which include fascinating details about life in the Oneida community, including business operations, beliefs, and living conditions. It was informative, beautiful location, and altogether a worthwhile visit. Very inexpensive to visit.

Thank Hermione370
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My husband and I signed up for a 90 minute tour of the Oneida Community Mansion House. We ended up getting a near-private tour (just one other couple) that lasted for over 3 hours - an incredible value for the $5 each that it cost...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We stayed overnight in one of the mansion’s b&b rooms. Just pulling up to the front entrance was a jaw-dropping experience. Our room was comfortable and awesome with 15ft ceilings, tall windows looking out onto the manicured grounds, a huge bathroom and elegant furniture. It...More

Thank VermontRainbow
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were delighted to stop here while making our way through New York and only regret that we could not stay longer! Not only was the Mansion House kept in beautiful condition, but the tour we received from Benjamin was wonderfully led,...More

Thank Magnolia S
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I studied the Oneida Utopian community (active 1848 to 1880) at various points in my education. Today I explored its "Mansion House" and grounds which housed its about 300 members and activities. The Oneida Community had very high regard for life-long learning👍, were abolitionists👍, and...More

Thank Rita E
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Excellent way to spend a rainy day! So much history and beauty. Would have loved a docent led tour, but still very informative. We spoke with Benjamin (Director of Marketing, I believe) after the tour and he answered many more of our questions. Would highly...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed May 26, 2018

If you are looking for a little something different, this tour is very interesting and gives you a glimpse into an alternate lifestyle and a lot of history. The guided tour by Joe Valesky flew by because Joe had many intriguing stories to share. Well...More

Thank Senior M
Reviewed May 24, 2018

American history is rife with unusual happenings. Some of them are known, but often fade quickly from memory. Others, for one reason or another, are not covered in history classrooms the way they should be, if they are even covered at all. A perfect example...More

Thank Great_Beer_Now
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Great tour! Did the guided tour of the mansion and learned so much that I never knew. Very interesting history of the Mansion and it's residents.

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Response from happycats2014 | Reviewed this property |
The other answer-- no, it's not haunted, but the mansion house provides a fascinating glimpse into a very different way of life-- is completely accurate. J.H. Noyes was hopelessly paternalistic by any but the most antiquated... More