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Explore downtown Ithaca on guided history and architectural walking tours. 


Clinton  HallDowntown 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.

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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.

Tour Dates:

6/28/19: Downtown Ithaca Architecture

7/5/19: Unveiling Ithaca’s Living Past

7/12/19: Tompkins Center for History & Culture: This tour takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour and explores the history of the historic buildings that comprise this unique cultural heritage center on Ithaca’s “Bank Alley.”

7/19/19: Unveiling Ithaca’s Living Past

7/26/19: Downtown Ithaca Architecture

8/2/19: Downtown Ithaca Architecture

8/9/19: Unveiling Ithaca’s Living Past

8/16/19: Downtown Ithaca Architecture

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

Tickets: $10. Click on a date above to register for a particular tour.

Thank you to our generous tour sponsors!



Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons

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

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