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LOCATION

The History Center is now operating out of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, a heritage tourism space in downtown Ithaca The History Center shares with 12 other local non-profits. Visitors can enter through the front door adjacent to the Bernie Milton Pavilion. Street and garage parking (Seneca Street or Green Street garages recommended) are available on surrounding streets. The Seneca Street TCAT bus stop is less than a block away from our main entrance.

Tompkins Center for History & Culture 

110 North Tioga Street

Ithaca NY 14850

HOURS

Exhibit Hall

Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM

Sunday 10AM - 3:00 PM

Closed Monday - Wednesday

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell Archives

The Research Library is closed to the public for the remainder of 2020. Please contact archives@thehistorycenter.net regarding research. 

Visit our Events calendar to learn about upcoming events and programs. 



Driving & Parking

Find driving directions to The History Center from nearby cities, local highways, and area colleges here.

Parking is available in the Seneca Street Garage. Additional metered street parking is available around the Commons, paid Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and free all other hours and weekends. Payments can be made at the meter or the kiosks or on the ParkMobile App.

Public Transport

All major TCAT bus routes go to Seneca Street. Cross Seneca Street and head down the large alley past the Bernie Milton Pavilion leading to the Ithaca Commons. The History Center is on the right side of the alley, just after the M&T Bank. 

Bike racks are available nearby on the Commons. Bikes can be rented locally through Ithaca Bike Rental or with the LimeBike app.

Please explore the local Inclusive Recreation Resource Center's profile of our handicap accessibility here.

This profile includes detailed information regarding the physical layout of the Exhibit Hall and Research Library, and alternate methods for engaging with our exhibits and materials for individuals with impaired sight or hearing. Print out visitor guides and auditory visitor guides can be requested at the docent desk to the right of the front entrance to the Exhibit Hall. 

We do not have a parking lot associated with our building, however visitors with physical and/or movement impairment are encouraged to contact us at community@thehistorycenter.net in advance and when possible they may use one of two staff parking spaces by the back entrance of our building. These spaces may not be used without advance communication. 

Email community@thehistorycenter.net with any questions or feedback.

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA


Hours

Exhibit Hall -  Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday - 10am-3pm - CLOSED M-W

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell Archives - By appointment only. Please contact archives@thehistorycenter.net

Contact                                                     

Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to community@thehistorycenter.net

Phone: 607-273-8284

Web: thehistorycenter.net

Find us on social media @tompkinshistory




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