Exhibits are available on both floors of the main museum. These exhibits are self-guided.
Visit the Cayuga Museum
203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
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. The entry way to the Museum is at the front of the building through the wooden doors behind the columns. Tour buses must park on Genesee Street or offsite.
“This museum was great! You can tell that the staff really cares about the history and making this museum a popular destination...This is a must see if you're a history buff!”Cayuga Museum Visitor2021
“The museum itself is fun, beautiful, and reasonably interactive-high praise for a history museum...Only love and a passion for the subject matter could make such a good experience.”Cayuga Museum Visitor2021
“It is an important part of the community because it is a reminder of the past, a comment on the present, and a picture of what the future could be.”Cayuga Museum Visitor2019
- Masks are encouraged to be worn by visitors and staff, though masks will not be required for admission.
- Disposable masks are available for free to anyone who needs one.
- Hand sanitizer is available for guests at multiple points around the Museum.
- 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 from home according to CDC guidelines.
- 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.
- A clear acrylic shield is installed at our front desk.
- 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 indoor 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.
Got a question?
Contact one of our staff if you have a question we haven’t been able to answer on this page. If you’d like to learn more about making a donation, researching objects in the collection, or rental space for your next event, click one of the links below.
Kirsten Gosch-Executive Director
For all inquiries related to the Carriage House Theater or our ongoing capital project, get in touch with Kirsten.
Karyn Radcliffe-Collections Manager
For all inquiries related to the collection including object donations and research/image requests, get in touch with Karyn.
Geoff Starks-Director of Development & Outreach
For all inquiries related to visitation, donations, membership, marketing, and programming, get in touch with Geoff.