Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Research by Appointment 

  • a research library

  • a 5,000 sq. ft. gallery

  • rotating exhibits 

  • weekly programs featuring authors, historians, & guest artists

  • on-site & online bookstore


Services & Pricing Guide

General Admission:  Suggested donation $5.00 (includes access to exhibit gallery, bookstore, and most programs)

Research Library: $10 per visit for non-members, free for History Center members.

K-12 Field Trips: $5.00 per person

College & Educational Non-profit Tours*  $5.00 per person

Group Tours*:  $10.00 per person

After-Hours Tours:  $15.00 per person

*All tours beginning after 5:00 pm or scheduled on days the OCHC is closed are considered an After-Hours Tour.  A minimum of 10 people required to schedule an After-Hours Tour. All tours subject to staff & volunteer availability.

School Visits and Offsite Presentations:  contact rmclain@oneidacountyhistory for pricing

Facility Rental:  contact director@oneidacountyhistory.org for pricing

Photo reproductions:  $10 and up.

Research Request:  $25 per hour

***Pricing subject to change. Updated 09/2023. ***

Services Center Around

The Oneida County History Center was founded in 1876 and has served since that time to collect, preserve and make accessible the past heritage of Oneida County and the upper Mohawk River Valley. 

From the Battlefield at Oriskany to the Boilermaker Road Race of today, from the Native Americans who first called this land home to the farmers and Patriots who shaped local and national destinies, Oneida County has a remarkable history - filled with important events and fascinating figures.  We continue to make history every day. 
The History Center cares for a growing collection of over 250,000 documents and books, tens of thousands of images (photographs, paintings, slides, drawings, etc.) and thousands of artifacts. Many are rare collection items that provide invaluable information for researchers.

The HIstory Center accepts donations for our collections that support our mission of preserving Oneida County history, heritage, and culture.  Please view or download our donation policy form for more information.

Our Location

Our Heritage

Contact Us

Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St Utica NY 13502 US
Telephone: +1.3157353642

Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Research Library by appointment.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Research by Appointment