Visit the Cayuga Museum

The Cayuga Museum will be open to the public again on Wednesday, March 3rd!

$10 – General Admission 
$8 – Seniors & Military
$5 – Students (with valid ID)
Free – Children 12 and under

Museum Members – Free  Join today

203 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

[Corner of Genesee and Washington Streets]

Museum Hours and Operations
11 AM-4PM

Your Museum experience includes a tour of the Case Research Lab at:

11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM

If you are arriving at a time when the Lab is open, make sure to meet your guide at the Lab first before entering the museum. The Case Lab is located behind the main museum building. If you do not pre-purchase your reservation, you may make your payments at the Laboratory.

Admission to the Museum is by reservation only! You can make your reservation and purchase your admission online by clicking on the button below:

You may also make your reservation by calling ahead at 315-253-8051 or by emailing

Visitors who use wheelchairs/and or walkers may enter through the entrance at the side of the house, beside the Case Research Lab.  This door is secure, so please ring the doorbell and someone will assist you. All three levels of the building can be accessed by elevator.

Free parking is available on Genesee Street in front of the mansion, and there is a parking lot behind the building off of Washington Street. Tour buses must park on Genesee Street or offsite.

Telephone – (315) 253-8051

Executive Director
Kirsten Wise-

Director of Development and Outreach
Geoffrey Starks –

Collections Manager
Karyn Radcliffe –

Covid-19 Operations

Personal Protective Equipment and Hygiene 
> All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings that cover both mouth and nose upon arrival to the Museum and throughout their visit. 

> Disposable masks are available for free to anyone who needs one.

> Hand sanitizer is available for guests at multiple points around the Museum.

Capacity Limits
> Purchasing tickets for your party before your visit is highly encouraged, as the handling of credit cards or especially cash runs a high risk of potential contact between visitors and staff.

> The Museum will never exceed more than 20 visitors in the museum at any one time. Museum staff will ask that you maintain social distancing in gallery spaces to ensure everyone’s safety.

> Capacity for the Case Research Laboratory is 10 visitors, and if museum participation exceeds 10 visitors we will divide the visiting group in half.

> Elevator use is limited to 1 individual at a time by request (unless previous necessity for a partner is communicated beforehand). 

Employee and Visitor Health 
> All employees complete a health screening prior to starting their shift. 

> Employees who are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or believe they have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed are required to work for home for ten days. 

> Potential visitors who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or believe to have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed should not plan a visit to the Museum.

Physical Distancing 
> Everyone is advised and encouraged by staff and signage to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from individuals not in their party while moving around the Museum. 

> A clear acrylic shield is installed at our front desk where social distancing may be difficult. 

> Public programs will be held outdoors or virtually until further notice.

Safety Protocols 
> The Cayuga Museum and Case Research Laboratory are not climate controlled (though both do have active heating for spring and winter months). In summer months, fans will be placed in galleries to ensure consistent air flow, but the galleries will be hot. For the safety of visitors and staff, if outdoor temperatures are expected to exceed 90° Fahrenheit the Museum will close to the public for that day.

> Door handles and all high-touch surfaces are sanitized regularly, and the entire Museum is deep cleaned prior to opening each day. Interactive and hands-on exhibits are not available at this time, although disposable and take home activities will be made available throughout the year.

Thank you so much for your understanding! We look forward to seeing you soon!