Featured Tours

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William Henry Miller   Lower- Collegetown Architecture Tour

William Henry Miller was one of Ithaca's most prolific local architects, dramatically reshaping the skyline of Ithaca and Cornell University.

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William Henry Miller Downtown Architecture   Tour

William Henry Miller was one of Ithaca's most prolific local architects, dramatically reshaping the skyline of Ithaca and Cornell University.

 
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Village of Dryden

Dryden's noteworthy historic and architectural landmarks, including eight structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each site highlights a unique aspect of Dryden's development.

Wharton Studio Silent Film Tour

Visit the historic Wharton Studio where, from 1915-1921, silent movies were directed and produced, starring some of the best known actors of the day.

 

 

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Ithaca City Cemetery

The Ithaca City Cemetery is not only the final resting place for significant figures in New York State and American history, but it also epitomizes the changing cemetery aesthetic that reflected cultural shifts in the community it served, as well as the country at-large.

While the oldest grave sites in Tompkins County are those of the Cayuga Indians and their predecessors, the first recorded burial on the site that is now known as the Ithaca City Cemetery took place in 1790 or 1791, when only a few families had settled in Ithaca, clustered near the foot of East Hill.

 
 

 

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