Visit the Cayuga Museum

General Admission


Joint Pass w/ Schweinfurth Art Center


Children 12 and Under


Museum Members


Join the Membership

Museum and Case Lab Hours

Wednesday-Saturday, 11AM-4PM

*The Case Research Lab Collection is available to explore on the second floor of the Cayuga Museum. The Case Research Lab building is closed until May, and tours of the building will not be available until that time.


203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021

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Many thanks to Black Cub Productions for producing this brief introduction!
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Case Lab Videos

View some of the earliest sound films ever, all created right here! 

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.


  • 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.

Employee & Visitor Health

  • 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.

Safety Protocols

  • 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.

Learn more about the Museum!


Check out some of the objects and artifacts that help us tell the story of Cayuga County!

Case Research Lab

Learn more about the Birthplace of Sound on Film technology!

Carriage House Theater

Learn more about our programming space, upcoming performances, and how you can rent this venue!

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.

Contact Us


(315) 253-8051

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.