135 East 3rd Street
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- Oswego County
- Open April to December Thursday – Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm Group & Private Tours also available by appointment Closed January – March For groups tours in excess of 10 people, please call ahead.
- Adults – $5.00 Students & Seniors – $3.00 Children (6 – 12) – $2.00 Children Under 6 – Free OCHS Members – Free Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- Handicap Accessible
The Richardson-Bates House
Founded in 1896, the historical society has preserved and promoted the history of the greater Oswego community for over a century. In 1946, the historical society received a generous gift of a historic 19th century Italian Villa to serve as the permanent headquarters for a public museum. Since that time the society has owned and operated the magnificent Richardson-Bates House Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this distinctive landmark offers a unique glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of a prominent Oswego family, as well as a museum dedicated to interpreting the vast history of the people, places and events of Oswego County through exhibits and educational programs. Please visit to learn more!