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Oneida Community Mansion House

170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY 13421-2820
+1 315-363-0745
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This large building was home to the 19th century Oneia utopian community.
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170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY 13421-2820
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Oneida Community was the most radical, successful, fascinating and unknown of the many 19th century American utopian experiments - when not making love they made Oneida Silverware. Their mansion is set in lovely Sherill, New York and is definitely worth touring. Our docent was...More

Thank rodasta
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went on a tour of the mansion house and learned the history behind it. Besides it being beautiful inside the history was amazing. The tour guides were great

Thank Joann B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visiting bike trails along Erie Canal and saw this mansion listed on things to do, stopped here in time for guided tour which was amazing and best way to hear about the weird cult that lived and thrived here. Our tour guide was Tim C....More

Thank LaRee H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I didn't know anything about the Oneida Community until I took the tour. For $5.00, this could be the most comprehensive tour I've ever taken--you must give yourself not only time for the tour (which runs approx 1 1/2 hours), but also time to look...More

Thank 1852house
Reviewed 24 July 2017

While waiting to attend a wedding, staying at the local casino, we found this gem of a piece of history. Gary, a local resident was our tour guide... did an amazing job.. a must see!

Thank edwardjune1960
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A big old house with a fascinating history. I had no idea that you could stay here, but they rent apartments and also some rooms as an inn. We are definitely coming back to do that. The libraries are beautiful. The house was built as...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is an historic oddity. Learn about the odd sex based cult, shrouded in religion. Nice old house to tour.

Thank Bob5460
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Oneida Community was one of the many groups that sought to establish an Eden on earth. John Humphrey Noyes managed to lead his group of believers to Oneida where they built a communal living space as well as created businesses, one of which became...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Oneida Community is a fascinating historical location. The communal living concepts, silver products and residence, return the visitor to the period. The entire operation is well done.

Thank ccleary2016
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us took a tour of the Mansion House this afternoon, with Molly as our guide. It was a great experience! Molly is very familiar with the history of the Community and she had lots to tell us. The building is interesting and...More

1  Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
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Dorie49
29 March 2015|
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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
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