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1890 House, Cortland

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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This grand limestone mansion, built by successful industrialist Chester F. Wickwire, is a symbol of the grandeur of the Victorian and Gilded ages.

The lavish interiors of the 30-room mansion feature parquet floors, jewel-like stained-glass windows, ornate decorative stenciling, and oak and cherry woodwork.

All proceeds go to the preservation and restoration of the 1890 House Museum. The 1890 House is not for profit, registered charity 501 (c)(3) and is on the national list of historic sites.

Street parking available in front of The Museum. Due to limited driveway space, the driveway is for Staff and Volunteer parking.
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  • The house is so hot and muggy. Not handicap accessible. Too many offices and not enough museum rooms. 
  • I have been here a few times and always enjoy seeing how wealthy people in this area lived. A beautiful old mansion, and interesting history from the the late 1800's! Definitely worth seeing! Plan for...  read more »
  • We drove by this house on our way to one other local attraction. We stopped here and viewed the grounds. Wish we were able to go inside but we missed it. 
  • Nice place, some cool local history. Admission is a bit steep, and the house is not completely restored as well as other places you can find, but I would definitely say it was worth it
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