Visit the Cayuga Museum

Important Information

If you plan to visit the Cayuga Museum main campus and take a tour of the Case Research Lab, be sure to visit by Saturday, May 25 as the Museum will be closing for the construction of our West End Arts Campus beginning in June and continuing into the Fall of 2024.

The Museum’s main programming space will move to a temporary location in downtown Auburn. Cayuga Museum Downtown will open to the public Saturday, June 1. Admission to this space will be free, although donations will be gratefully appreciated. Most Cayuga Museum programs will also take place at Cayuga Museum Downtown. Cayuga Museum Downtown will be open 10 AM – 4PM, on Mondays & Wednesdays-Saturdays from June-September.

New Address as of Saturday, June 1: 144 Genesee St., Suite 100


General Admission (Museum + Case Lab Tour)


Museum Admission Only


Joint Pass w/ Schweinfurth Art Center


Children 12 and Under


Museum Members


Hours and Operations

*Please consult the Museum Calendar for more details


11 AM-4PM

*Excluding Federal Holidays

Case Research Lab Tours

Tours begin at the Cayuga Museum front desk, and will commence on the hour from 11AM - 3PM. Tours take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your intended tour time to ensure enough time to make payments, use the restroom, etc.


203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021


The elevator is accessible, but is historically accurate in design, meaning there is a weight limit. The elevator will be operated by museum staff exclusively for visitors unable to use the stairs. 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.

Campus Map

Cayuga Museum Parking Lot
Genesee St. Parking
Accessible Entrance
Main Entrance
Case Research Laboratory
Carriage House Theater

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

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

Have 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-Director of Collections

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.