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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 27 May 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 24 May 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 27 March 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.

Thank jamiedlcarr
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.

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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