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The History Center in Tompkins County


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110 N Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States

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The History Center in Tompkins County


(??.? miles from you)

110 N Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Visit the only museum located in downtown Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County. Sharing the same building as the Downtown Visitors Center and the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace Gallery, a trip to the Tom

The focus of the History Center is to share research and education from generation to generation and help visitors learn all about the history of Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes Region. Here, you can use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping the future.

With exhibits changing multiple times a year, there’s always something new to discover. Displays explore different local histories and share items from our archival collections which include over 10,000 items from Tompkins County's past. 

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Why You Should Go...

Visit the only museum located in downtown Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County. Sharing the same building as the Downtown Visitors Center and the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace Gallery, a trip to the Tompkins Center for History & Culture is an adventure through history, art, culture, and a great place to answer all your tourism questions.

The focus of the History Center is to share research and education from generation to generation and help visitors learn all about the history of Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes Region. Here, you can use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping the future.

With exhibits changing multiple times a year, there’s always something new to discover. Displays explore different local histories and share items from our archival collections which include over 10,000 items from Tompkins County's past. 

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Monday

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Tue

Closed

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Extra Fun...

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On Tuesdays and Sundays, the History Center is available by appointment only.

Reserve a “Explore the Museum Activity Crate” when booking online for puzzles, childrens books, museum scavenger hunt, games, and added fun for all ages during your museum visit.

Download the free PocketSights app for access to over 40 local history walking and driving tours in Tompkins County. Visit thehistorycenter.net/tours to explore topic areas and available programs.

Fun Facts

Home to the only fully restored Thomas Morse S4-B Scout Bi-plane in the world.

The museum is located in a renovated bank building. Explore exhibits housed in old bank vaults!

The Local History Research Library has over 600 archival collections, and more than 4,000 books available for community researchers and historians to use.

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Why You Should Go...

Visit the only museum located in downtown Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County. Sharing the same building as the Downtown Visitors Center and the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace Gallery, a trip to the Tompkins Center for History & Culture is an adventure through history, art, culture, and a great place to answer all your tourism questions.

The focus of the History Center is to share research and education from generation to generation and help visitors learn all about the history of Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes Region. Here, you can use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping the future.

With exhibits changing multiple times a year, there’s always something new to discover. Displays explore different local histories and share items from our archival collections which include over 10,000 items from Tompkins County's past. 

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Monday

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Tue Closed
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Free

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

On Tuesdays and Sundays, the History Center is available by appointment only.

Reserve a “Explore the Museum Activity Crate” when booking online for puzzles, childrens books, museum scavenger hunt, games, and added fun for all ages during your museum visit.

Download the free PocketSights app for access to over 40 local history walking and driving tours in Tompkins County. Visit thehistorycenter.net/tours to explore topic areas and available programs.

Fun Facts

Home to the only fully restored Thomas Morse S4-B Scout Bi-plane in the world.

The museum is located in a renovated bank building. Explore exhibits housed in old bank vaults!

The Local History Research Library has over 600 archival collections, and more than 4,000 books available for community researchers and historians to use.

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