Featured Tours


Southside Loop: African-American Tour

The Southside neighborhood has an African­ American heritage that dates back 180 years.

Historical Bridges in Tompkins County Tour

A tour highlighting historical bridges, showing how it has been either altered or preserved over the years.


History Hike

 A walking tour in honor of the Tompkins County bicentennial celebration. View scenes of the past while enjoying a walk through the present.

Nature and Culture of Downtown Ithaca Tour

Take a walk exploring the wonders of Ithaca’s rich natural and cultural heritage with Experience! The Finger Lakes.



Featured Site


Varna's Octagonal Barn

After years of planning, restoration on the 1800's octagonal barn began in late fall of 2015. The entire restoration took 6-8 weeks with the barn being completely restored to its original historic construction.






Tompkins County’s voice for historic preservation, education, and sustainability.


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Use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and help shape the future.