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.

SUMMER HOURS (May – September)

Thursdays to Saturdays 11am – 5pm

Sundays 11am -3pm

WINTER HOURS (October-April)

Thursdays to Saturdays Noon – 4pm

37 Tompkins Street

Cortland, NY 13045

607 756 7551

Discover Cortland’s stories with your Passport to History and visit the 1890 House Museum, CNY Living History Center, and the Cortland County Historical Society.