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


Civil War Nurses Statue at Tompkins Cortland Community College

The monument created by the Tompkins County Civil War Commission and TC3 honors four Civil War nurses from our county, but these figures also stand for all the others who served at the time.






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


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