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Dryden Town Historical Society Tours

Historic Southworth Homestead Tours: First Saturdays of the month, 10, 11, 12 noon (Dryden Historical Society, Southworth Homestead, 14 North Street, Dryden, NY)

Dryden Historical Society will offer tours around its historic home-Southworth Homestead-on the following Dates: July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6. Suggested $5 donation. Private or Group tours,  Phone 607-844-4691 or 607- 280-7328



Select Fridays: June 29, July 20, August 24, 4-5pm. Meet at the trolley circle near Center Ithaca on The Commons.

This tour will focus on elements of living, working, playing, and honoring in and around what we now know as The Commons from both historical and current perspectives. The downtown area is the center of the county and holds narratives of individuals, institutions, organizations, business, and civic life. Free.



Select Fridays, July 6, July 13, July 27, August 3, August 104-5 pm. Meet at the trolley circle near Center Ithaca on The Commons.

Ithaca’s downtown features 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. Free.

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Saturdays, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. Danby Community Church, July 14; Rogues’ Harbor in Lansing, July 21; Trumansburg, July 28; Enfield Falls in Robert H. Treman State Park, August 4; Village of Freeville, August 11.

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

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

For more information about specific tours, go to the Historic Ithaca Walk and Talks page.

To RSVP for a tour, please email Christine at

Sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.


Private providers also have a wealth of guided tours available.



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