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Oneida Community Mansion House

170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY 13421-2820
+1 315-363-0745
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Odd old Commune

This is an historic oddity. Learn about the odd sex based cult, shrouded in religion. Nice old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lansing, Michigan
A slice of unique history

The Oneida Community was one of the many groups that sought to establish an Eden on earth. John... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Katherine C
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170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY 13421-2820
+1 315-363-0745
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an historic oddity. Learn about the odd sex based cult, shrouded in religion. Nice old house to tour.

Thank Bob5460
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Oneida Community was one of the many groups that sought to establish an Eden on earth. John Humphrey Noyes managed to lead his group of believers to Oneida where they built a communal living space as well as created businesses, one of which became...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Oneida Community is a fascinating historical location. The communal living concepts, silver products and residence, return the visitor to the period. The entire operation is well done.

Thank ccleary2016
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A group of us took a tour of the Mansion House this afternoon, with Molly as our guide. It was a great experience! Molly is very familiar with the history of the Community and she had lots to tell us. The building is interesting and...More

1  Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The former home of the Oneida Community - 19th century utopian commune - these National Historic Landmarked buildings have been continually occupied since 1862. Italianate, Victorian Gothic, Second Empire styles and don't miss the guided tours!

Thank kevincW4167YP
Reviewed 30 December 2015

A great little simple history museum in the form of a mansion with apartments and libraries, gathering spaces, apartments, and exhibits. The Oneida Community was an odd utopian free love based society focused on socialist like beliefs (all for the greater good) A really odd...More

Thank rscimagery
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The room was just "eh" and smelled of stale air. Was comfortable and clean (though stuffy air). Very outdated, but not in a historical way; in a 1970s way (but not interesting retro; just horribly out of date, with old-school tube-tv that buzzed).

Thank SeeVermont
Reviewed 15 September 2015

You want atmosphere and a memorable stay? This is it. Once a private society for sexual experimentation and perfectionism, it's 95000 sq feet have since become a stellar bed and breakfast. Run by a wonderful staff and management, the rooms are unique, the facility clean...More

1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Interesting history of the Oneida Community and its contributions to industry and society as this group sought perfection. The accommodations were elegant and spacious with an extensive library, museum, and golf privileges at the Oneida golf course.

Thank Geoff E
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We took the self-guided tour, which included seven rooms from the first community house and the orientation room. If you know nothing about John Noyes and/or the Oneida Community, definitely start in the orientation room. It explains the reason why it grew and turned into...More

Thank DZ07
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Is this place haunted?
28 March 2015|
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Response from happycats2014 | Reviewed this property |
The other answer-- no, it's not haunted, but the mansion house provides a fascinating glimpse into a very different way of life-- is completely accurate. J.H. Noyes was hopelessly paternalistic by any but the most antiquated... More