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Richardson-Bates House Museum

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What a place!!

This place is amazing and the staff works so hard to keep it cleaned and preserved. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Binghamton, New York
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Gorgeous , Decadent Victorian Mansion

We received a guided tour when we arrived at opening, 1 PM, on a Thursday. there is a small... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Mebane, North Carolina
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135 E 3rd St, Oswego, NY 13126-2608
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing and the staff works so hard to keep it cleaned and preserved. The tour was fantastic and the furnishings and woodwork were impressive. As a staff member of a small house museum I was very impressed with the tour and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We received a guided tour when we arrived at opening, 1 PM, on a Thursday. there is a small entrance fee ($5?). The guide spent about 45 minutes taking us through the house and explaining the history. There was a lot of art work which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Johnson747
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is an amazing example of Victorian Architecture from the mid-to late 1800s that has been preserved in near-perfect form. Our cruise boat was docked on the river, and we walked up to the museum to see its splendor and beauty. This is just one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

As we walked through this beautiful house with its original furnishings and intrinisic design, our guide Mary Kay made me feel like I was a member of the Richardson family that once lived there in the 1800's. She was very knowledgeable as she took us...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bkperez10
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Just visited the Richrdson-Bates House Museum and had a wonderful tour given by Mary Kay.The house is beyond beautiful in its structure and furnishings! Mary Kay was a wonderful storyteller sharing all that she knew about the family and additional history of Oswego. This group...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MaryKathleenMc
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Take note of the hours of operation as this museum is not open very often, or for very long. With a mere $5 entry fee for adults, I don't know how it keeps its doors open. We happened to be in Oswego for Saturday afternoon...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank LoriAnn717
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We entered this museum and we had a guide that shared everything about this rich family. He brought us to the living room, as well as the office and the dining room. This guy knew his stuff. He explained everything in details. Who made this...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a good example of Oswego in its heyday! Very well preserved house & furnishings. Good to take children to get a glimpse of the past. History buffs will be delighted.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank oswegolinda
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The docent was very knowledgeable and friendly. The home was VERY impressive! I've never seen 13 foot doorways!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank marcia t
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Took my teenage granddaughter here she loves victorian period of time from. the velvet dark royal drapes to the eloquent table setting with silver and crystal She learned of the ladies life and the Bates family. This place is also decorated at Christmas victorian with...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from StuartGustafson | Reviewed this property |
Here is information copies from their website: Hours Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Group & Private Tours available by appointment For groups tours in excess of 10 people, please call... More