The 1890 House

Welcome to The 1890 House Museum and Center for the Arts

Experience the splendor of the late nineteenth century at The 1890 House Museum near downtown Cortland, New York.

This grand limestone mansion, built by successful industrialist Chester F. Wickwire, is a symbol of the grandeur of the Victorian and Gilded ages.


The lavish interiors of the 30-room mansion feature parquet floors, jewel-like stained-glass windows, ornate decorative stenciling, and oak and cherry woodwork.


Discover  artifact-filled period rooms, gilded-era interior and exterior architecture, rotating exhibits and display cases,  and carriages on view in the Carriage House. There is literally something for everyone at The 1890 House Museum and Center for the Arts.


The 1890 House Museum is the focal point of the Historic District of the City of Cortland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY  13045

Tuesday, January 27, 2015