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Oneida Community Mansion House

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

This large building was home to the 19th century Oneia utopian community.

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A slice of unique history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Katherine C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Oneida Silver. The history of the group and their unusual perfectionist beliefs (sharing of everything... More 

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Thank Katherine C
Oneida, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Central New York State
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 worth seeing, and the history is fascinating. No spoilers :-) but it is really worth... More 

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Oneida, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The former home of the Oneida Community - 19th century utopian commune - these National Historic Landmarked buildings have been continually occupied since 1862. Italianate, Victorian Gothic, Second Empire styles and don't miss the guided tours!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

A great little simple history museum in the form of a mansion with apartments and libraries, gathering spaces, apartments, and exhibits. The Oneida Community was an odd utopian free love based society focused on socialist like beliefs (all for the greater good) A really odd and interesting history as the foundation for Oneida Limited Silverware.

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Marlboro Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The room was just "eh" and smelled of stale air. Was comfortable and clean (though stuffy air). Very outdated, but not in a historical way; in a 1970s way (but not interesting retro; just horribly out of date, with old-school tube-tv that buzzed).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

You want atmosphere and a memorable stay? This is it. Once a private society for sexual experimentation and perfectionism, it's 95000 sq feet have since become a stellar bed and breakfast. Run by a wonderful staff and management, the rooms are unique, the facility clean and atmospheric and lots office amenities. Friendly, homespun and dripping with history. Fresh food items... More 

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Webster Springs, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Interesting history of the Oneida Community and its contributions to industry and society as this group sought perfection. The accommodations were elegant and spacious with an extensive library, museum, and golf privileges at the Oneida golf course.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We took the self-guided tour, which included seven rooms from the first community house and the orientation room. If you know nothing about John Noyes and/or the Oneida Community, definitely start in the orientation room. It explains the reason why it grew and turned into Oneida LTD. The craft work is quite beautiful, and the furnishings help create the feel... More 

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Oneida, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

John Humphrey Noyes was the founder of one of the most successful Utopian settlements. Women and men were educated and worked side by side. While their selective breeding experiments scandalized the surrounding communities, their business success and forward thinking in terms of gender equality can not be faulted. The tour can be fantastic -- some of it varies according to... More 

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