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Onondaga Historical Association

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Even if you are lukewarm about history you will enjoy this excellent museum. Accessibility is a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
A hidden gem

If you have a question about Onondaga County you will find the answer here. It is way to small for... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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OHA is a private nonprofit educational association of heritage related Services, Museums, Research and Educational Centers, and Retail Operations. Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) was formed in 1862 by community leaders and officially chartered...more
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321 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202-2098
+1 315-428-1864
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if you are lukewarm about history you will enjoy this excellent museum. Accessibility is a bit challenging in this historic building but staff will cheerfully accommodate. Ask about their secret stash of Syracuse China.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This museum had a plethora of information, so much so that it was a bit overwhelming. I think that it would have been much better with a tour guide or docent. I did find the information on china from the Onondaga Pottery Company to be...More

Thank Kriston J
Reviewed 4 September 2018

If you have a question about Onondaga County you will find the answer here. It is way to small for all the items so they rotate the displays .I wish they had a much bigger space.

1  Thank AnnaMarie F
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Came to see the history of Onondaga Lake film. The film was very good. The auditorium was not so hot. Perhaps it's good for kids but for old folks it was difficult to get in and out. Seating was designed for non humans. Couldn't lean...More

Thank 542jerryz
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Pleasant air-conditioned old building, filled with pieces of history. Wandering through the displays awakened memories of long-ago, Syracuse businesses and more.

Thank NjHinSYR
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The exhibits they had when we stopped in were very unique that they provided a look at histories impact by Syracuse. The WWII exhibit and the exhibit about the women of Syracuse was a very unique take on events that impacted their community. Also the...More

Thank smdshaazam
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Great little historical museum in downtown Syracuse. Underground Railroad exhibit was excellent. Local businesses, start ups, sports, famous local citizens. Very well presented. A very nice hour or two self tour. Enjoyitall.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Museum is excellent - need to schedule at least 4 to 5 hours to see and read all the information that it has. Excellent exhibit of the underground railroad and history of it. WWI material is also good. Lots to see in the Museum.

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A typical regional historic museum. Periodic change of displays. A good source for regional history buffs. I am a donor of items on display.

Thank Okoniewski
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I visited this regional museum in downtown Syracuse last weekend while in town for another event. I was surprised about the depth of coverage this place had, and covered topics on everything from local people and industries to a superb history of the local Underground...More

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12 August 2016|
Response from C R | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free, but has a "donation jar".