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House Museums in Onondaga County

The Castle

518 Prospect Ave.

Syracuse, NY 13208


Period: 1890-2000

Focus: Home of the International Mask and Puppet Museum and the Open Hand Theater, The Castle was built by Charles L. Hoffman, president of the National Brewing Company. Much of the late-Victorian interior is still intact, including the geometrically accented floors, brass eagle design of the fireplaces, and painted ceilings.

Wilcox Octagon House

5420 W. Genesee St.

Camillus, NY 13031


Period: 1856

Focus: The preservation of this lovely octagon house with a cupola. Home of the Camillus Historical Society.








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