Discover Cortland County’s stories with the Passport to History.

Visit all 3 museums with one easy passport!

The 1890 House Museum

Built for late 19th-century inventor and industrialist Chester Wickwire, the mansion at 37 Tompkins Street is a large time capsule that illustrates the lifestyle of the wealthy Wickwire family, the servants, and the story of those who worked at the factory. There are many intricate architectural details, original Wickwire artifacts from photographs, letters, and items from the factory found across the five floors open to the public.

CNY Living History Center

A massive museum complex with a diverse collection from larger than life Brockway Trucks, including a 1925 Brockway Fire Truck that traveled back to Cortland from Argentina, to an impressive 10,000 items collected and curated by the late Ken Eaton illustrating America’s Civil War to rare items of local and national political significance, and the massive collection of antique tractors.

Cortland County Historical Society

Founded in 1925, the Cortland County Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts and documents representative of Cortland County’s history.

Individual Museum Passport


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Family Museum Passport


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Passes are valid for 1 year from purchase date. Only valid for one visit per site. Not valid with other offers.

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