Directions & Parking


The 1890 House Museum is located at 37 Tompkins Street in Historic Downtown Cortland.

The museum is about a 10-minute drive from Route 81’s exit 12. Follow signs for Route 13 / Clinton Ave. Turn left onto Church Street and then right onto Port Watson Street. The museum is located past the clock tower on the left-hand side.


Street parking is available on Tompkins Street free of charge. The museum driveway is reserved for staff, volunteers, and handicap parking. The museum entrance is at the front of the building.

Buses should call the museum prior to arrival to ensure a drop off space on Tompkins Street. There is no parking available on site for bus parking. Buses are advised to drop off only.

For more information please contact the museum at (607) 756-7551.

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.


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Thursdays - Saturdays

11 am – 4 pm


12 pm - 4  pm




37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045

Telephone: (607) 756 7551



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