Guided tours are the best way to explore the 1890 House.
House guides will guide you through four floors of the house. Tours last approximately 75 minutes and will cover the Wickwire family history, servant life, and social customs of the late 19th early 20th centuries.
Public Tour Admission
Children 10 & younger are free of charge
*The 1890 House Museum is a Blue Star Museum which offers free admission to our nation’s active-duty military and their families from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
Guided tours are subject to availability. Visitors are advised to book in advance to guarantee a tour spot.
Please note that the tour will go upstairs to the second and third floors, as well as the cupola. These upstairs floors are not accessible. Please contact the museum for an accessibility-friendly tour.
The 1890 House Museum is continually undergoing restoration and preservation projects that may interfere with the museum normal open hours. Please call 607 756 7551 or book in advance.
Email us if you would like more information about your guided tour at the 1890 House!
Group tours are available for 10 or more people. Tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 607 756 7551 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Tour Admission
Adults $7 per person
Seniors $4 per person
Students $4 per person*
*Chaperones are free of charge for school groups. For more information about school tours please visit our Education page.
Support Cortland's Landmark Building
The impressive collection found throughout the 1890 House Museum offer visitors the opportunity to step back in time to 19th century Cortland. The unique history within our walls tells the stories of the Wickwire family, their servants, and the factory workers who toiled in Wickwire Wire Mills Factory.
We strive to educate and inspire every visitor through diverse programming and exhibitions. With your help, we will preserve this Cortland County landmark for present and future generations.