Cortland — the Gateway to the Finger Lakes — is home to three historical gems. The 1890 House Museum is the Victorian home of industrialist Chester Wickwire, and offers a glimpse into upper class life
at the turn of the century. The CNY Living History Center melds Civil War artifacts and reenactment with the Brockway Truck Museum and Tractors of Yesteryear to create a wonderful snapshot of Central New York. Finally, the Cortland County Historical Society complements active historical research with rotating local exhibits and displays.
These must-see attractions create the rich cultural tapestry of Cortland County. We sincerely believe that immersive and interactive programming is the most meaningful way to connect history to modern audiences.
Check out any of our regularly offered tours, and make sure to plan a trip to catch one of our incredibly unique programs. Test your psychic powers at the performative expose of New York Spiritualism in Séances Revealed, or join us for our Civil War reenactment. Across the breadth of our programming, you’ll find that meaningful connections are still built together and in person.
When the whole world seemingly streams entertainment from the comforts of the living room, we invite you to create a lasting memory. It’s what
sets us apart. We hope you follow the footsteps of countless visitors, and #experiencecortland.