Please note that the museum holiday open hours will be open Saturday, December 23, Sunday, December 24, Saturday, December 30, and Sunday, December 31 12 – 4pm.

Discover Wickwire family life from two generations spanning more than 8 decades as you are guided through America’s Gilded and Progressives Eras and into the Roaring 20s. Learn about the family through original artifacts, photographs, furniture, and more as your House Guide takes you through more than a dozen rooms open to the public. From the East Parlor to the Cupola, this is a great tour to learn about the Wickwire family and Cortland’s industrial past.

Guided House Tours

A guided tour is the most recommended way to explore and learn the most about this 15,000 square foot home. Tours are at 12:30 & 2:30pm.

  •  House guides will guide you through 14 rooms
  •  Guided tours last approx. 1hr 20min
  •  Tours cover both generations of the Wickwire family from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the 1920s

Please note that the tour will go upstairs to the second, third, and cupola. These upstairs floors are not accessible. Please contact the museum for an accessible friendly tour.


  • Adults $8
  • Seniors $5
  • Students $5
  • Military $5
  • Children under 10 Free


Groups of ten or more must contact the museum prior to visit.

Group Tours

Group tours are available for 10 or more people and must be scheduled in advance.

Group Tour Admission Rates:

  • Adults $7/person
  • Seniors $4/person
  • Students $4/person

Opening Hours

WINTER HOURS (October-April)

Thursdays to Saturdays Noon - 4pm

SUMMER HOURS (May - September)

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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