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Monday, May 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Historic Ithaca and the Friends of Ithaca City Cemetery in multiple cleaning and restoration projects in the Ithaca City Cemetery. We’ll be beautifying the cemetery by picking up trash, clearing brush, and cleaning headstones. Through these projects, participants learn the sympathetic use and understanding of Ithaca’s oldest burial ground.

Meet at the shed just above the burial vaults. Some helpful tips:

Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, and bottled water. Work gloves are a good idea as well. All ages are welcome.

A 45-minute tour of the cemetery, starting from main gate on University Avenue, starts at 12:15 P.M.

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Historic Ithaca’s That Old House Tour of Forest Home

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Get an exclusive look inside beautiful homes & sites with this self-guided walking/driving/biking tour of selected interiors in Ithaca’s historic hamlet of Forest Home! Forest Home will be celebrating its 225th anniversary of settlement this year.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Historic Ithaca website.

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Saturday, June 22-August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Now in its third year, Historic Ithaca’s free Walk & Talk series brings you a taste of historic architecture around Tompkins County through guided walking tours.

This summer, stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County with our local municipal historians and expert guests! This program will take place on Saturdays and last for about an hour.

All Walk & Talks begin at 11:00 a.m.

Visit the Historic Ithaca website to see tour dates and locations.

Although tours are free, registration is strongly encouraged so that we can send updates and notifications of any cancellations or weather-related changes.

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Fridays at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, June 28, 2019-August 16, 2019

Bring your summer guests to enjoy a slice of Ithaca history. Historic Ithaca and The History Center in Tompkins County will be offering a series of guided summer tours to showcase Ithaca's historic architecture and social history.

Downtown Ithaca Architecture highlights the significant historic gems that illustrate chapters in the history of the city. See how preservationists and developers have worked together to save these key components of Ithaca’s past.

Unveiling Ithaca’s Living Past focuses on elements of living, working, and playing in and around what we now know as The Commons. Hear narratives of the people, civic institutions, organizations, and businesses that have shaped Ithaca’s unique heritage.

Tours start at 4:00 p.m. at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture, 110 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY.

Tickets: $10.

The summer tour series is sponsored by the Marriott Ithaca Downtown Commons. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

To buy tickets for specific tour dates and for more info, visit

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Fly Through the Finger Lakes

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The History Center is excited to join with Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Horseheads, the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, the Glenn H. Curtiss Aviation Museum in Hammondsport, and Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation to offer this first-of-its-kind regional aviation bus tour through the beautiful Finger Lakes region.

Jump onboard in "America's Coolest Small Town" Hammondsport or "Gorges" Ithaca. Take in the countryside and small towns of central New York. Visit these four museums without thinking about driving or parking. Enjoy lunch at Wings Cafe from locally-owned Sweet-N-Saucy Catering.

Come fly through the Finger Lakes this summer! Pricing for this all-inclusive adventure ranges from $40 to $75 per child or adult.

To buy tickets to start in Hammondsport visit:

To buy tickets to start in Ithaca visit:

For a complete guide to Ithaca events, attractions, dining, shopping, and more, explore Visit Ithaca.