Take a guided tour of Ithaca and Tompkins County's cultural heritage sites.
Dryden Town Historical Society Tours
First Saturdays of the month through October; 10am, 11am, 12pm. Dryden Historical Society, Southworth Homestead, 14 North Street, Dryden, NY.
Dryden Historical Society will offer tours around its historic home, the 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
HISTORIC ITHACA'S TIBBETS-RUMSEY HOUSE TOUR
Saturday, September 22, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. 310 W. State Street, Ithaca, NY.
You may have noticed that the 1880 Queen Anne at 310 W. State St. is getting a facelift. As part of Historic Ithaca's Fall Showcase, take a behind-the-scenes tour to see how tax credits and an Empire State Grant are helping to restore the historic Tibbets-Rumsey House designed by Ithaca architect Alvah B. Wood. Meet at the entrance of 310 W. State Street for the tour on Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. The tour is free, but spaces are limited and registration is required.
Ithaca Heritage Tommy plane bus tour
Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Guided bus tour begins at the Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, NY.
Take a trip back in time to the first days of flight, when Ithaca was a center of the early aviation industry. Join a guided bus tour of sites connected to the World War I-era Thomas-Morse S-4 Scout, known as the Tommy Plane. Visit the Hangar Theatre, the Aeroplane Factory site, and the Morse Chain plant and hear tales of how Ithaca vied for aviation glory. Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation (IAHF) members will lead the tour. Tickets: $25. Registration required
HISTORIC ITHACA'S ITHACA CITY CEMETERY HALLOWEEN TOURS
Saturdays and Sundays, October 13-28, 2018 at the Ithaca City Cemetery, University Avenue, Ithaca, NY.
Learn about the Ithaca City Cemetery’s evolution from village burying ground to Victorian garden of the dead. Enjoy the sweeping views and champion trees that make the cemetery a favorite spot for the living, while getting to know the famous and infamous residents and the stories they have to tell. The Historic Ithaca tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays, October 13-28, 2018.
As always, cider and donuts will be served. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as the tour will take place rain, shine, or snow. The tour begins and ends at the downhill, University Avenue entrance to the Ithaca City Cemetery. Parking is available along Linn Street, University Avenue, and Stewart Avenue.
$9 – General; $6 – Friends of Historic Ithaca, seniors (65+); Kids 12 and under free! (Discussion of gruesome historic events may not be suitable for younger children.)
Private providers also have a wealth of guided tours available.
Experience! the Finger lakes
Explore the best of the Finger Lakes with our sister organization Experience! The Finger Lakes. Discover local wine and beer tours, farm-to-table cuisine, lakes and waterfalls, and much more!