Oneida Community Mansion House

Sherrill Rd., Oneida, New York



Oneida, founded in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes as a 19th-century communitarian experiment, was one of America's most radical and most successful experimental communitiees. Perfectionism governed its activities, and the commumnity practiced complex marriages and selective breeding. Industries, including a silverware factory, fueled the economy, and when the community dissolved in 1881, business operations continued as a joint stock company. The rambling U-shaped building that housed the entire community is maintained essentially unchanged as a museum by Oneida Ltd. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 23, 1965

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Architectural style
Areas of significance
Religion; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Camp; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1848; 1879
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2


19th Century (37,730)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1848 (279)
Built during 1840s (2,991)
Ceramic tile (3,229)
House (27,613)
John Humphrey Noyes (2)
Madison County, New York (85)
Mansion (544)
National Historic Landmark (2,195)
New York (6,122)
Oneida, New York (7)
Private owner (54,398)
Stone (26,160)
Victorian (19,698)