The 1890 House

Upcoming Events

Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12

'Spirits in the Castle'


$20 donation.

Led by Anne Knight, join us for these special evenings of ghost hunting in Cortland's Castle. With the first night playing homage to vintage ghost hunting, and the second night will use newer technology. Participants are encouraged to bring their own! Come invesitage this historic home and carriage house.

Anne Knight will hold an additional séance both nights at 9.30pm for an additional $10 donation. 

Advance booking required.

Saturday April 19

Easter Egg Hunt 


We are happy to announce that we are once again hosting our Easter Egg Hunt at the 1890 House!

Join us Saturday April 19th from 10 to 12 for fun and games for the whole family.

Advance booking required.

Friday May 30

Annual Spring Gala

You are invited to our annual fundraiser. With food, drinks, live entertainment, door prizes, and an open house, the evening promises to be enjoyable for all. This year it's black tie so wear your best and celebrate this historic home with us.

Tickets are $60 per person. Help us continue to preserve and restore Cortland's Castle for future generations.

Advance booking required.


To book for any of these events or to get more information, please call our booking team at (607) 756-7551 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.

Welcome to The 1890 House Museum and Center for the Arts

Experience the splendor of the late nineteenth century at The 1890 House Museum near downtown Cortland, New York.

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.


Discover  artifact-filled period rooms, gilded-era interior and exterior architecture, rotating exhibits and display cases,  and carriages on view in the Carriage House. There is literally something for everyone at The 1890 House Museum and Center for the Arts.


The 1890 House Museum is the focal point of the Historic District of the City of Cortland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY  13045

Sunday, April 20, 2014