The impressive collection found throughout the 1890 House Museum offers visitors the opportunity to step back to Cortland in the late 19th century. It’s unique history that lives within the walls not only tells the stories of the Wickwire family, but of their servants, their unique pets -like Jac the Parrot, a favorite of youngest son Frederic Wickwire where this parrot flew throughout the house- its art and architecture, the original inventions created by Chester Wickwire, and the history of the Wickwire Wire Mills Factory and those who worked there.

We will continue to work on diverse programming and exhibitions to educate and inspire everyone who walks through our doors. With your help, together we will support this Cortland County landmark for past, present, and future generations of local and visitors alike.


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Opening Hours

Thursdays to Saturdays 11am - 5pm

Sundays 11am - 3pm


Contact us

Feel free to contact us with Questions or Concerns by visiting our contact page located Here.

Give us a call during our hours of operation at 607 756 7551 or email us directly at

37 Tompkins Street

Cortland, NY 13045

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