Oneida County History Center

  • Admission

    Free; suggested donation $5.00 (includes access to exhibit gallery, bookstore, and most programs)

    Research Library: $5 per day for non-members, free for History Center members

    K-12 Field Trips: $2.50 per person

    College & Educational Non-profit Tours*  $3.00 per person

    Group Tours*:  $4.00 per person

    After Hours Tours:  $5.00 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 for pricing

    Photo reproductions:  $10 and up.

    Research Request:  $25 per hour

    ***Pricing subject to change. Updated 01/04/2021. ***

  • Hours of Operation

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

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Oneida County History Center

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.


To protect and preserve the past of Oneida County, as well as, Central New York, for present and future generations. The History Center seeks to make this rich heritage readily available to researchers, families, and students enhancing the community’s knowledge and appreciation of its history.


History of Brewing in Utica

Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 1608 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13502
Organizer: Oneida County History Center
Phone: 315-735-3642​
Oneida County History Center
Oneida County History Center, Utica NY

Bob Allers, local historian and brewing enthusiast, will present a fascinating talk on the history of the brewing industry in Utica from its earliest days through prohibition. This program is available both in person and virtually, to register for the virtual presentation, visit

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