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Ithaca Heritage was a collaborative effort of the Tompkins County Heritage Tourism Network from 2013-2019 to highlight the rich variety of assets and stories of Ithaca and Tompkins County. The County’s Heritage Tourism Network is committed to developing a full range of heritage tours to include diverse themes and topics, including: opportunities in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Explore self-guided walking, biking, and driving tours of Tompkins County through our Ithaca Heritage approved tours on the PocketSights app.

Ithaca Heritage Mission:

Facebook: Ithaca Heritage

Instagram: @ithacaheritage

Historic Ithaca, The History Center in Tompkins County, and other community partners, have spearheaded the research and creation of nearly 30 self-guided history and heritage tours in Tompkins County. 

You can see a selection of the tour topics below, a full list can be found on our Tours page. 

  • Women's Rights

  • Archaeology

  • Architecture

  • Historic Sites

  • Public Art

  • Public Spaces

  • Commerce, Innovation, and Industrial History

  • Food and Agriculture

  • Transportation

  • Natural History

  • The Changing Landscape

  • Rural Assets

  • History of Higher Education

  • African American Heritage

  • Ithaca as a Progressive Community

  • Native American Heritage

  • Notable Figures

  • Changing Demographics

 All the tours created through the Ithaca Heritage collaboration are available on the free app PocketSights

 The History Center in Tompkins County is an active participant of the Tompkins County Tourism Program and Tompkins County Tourism Strategic Plan. 

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

Cornell Local History Research Library & Archives - By appointment only. Please contact


Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to

Phone: 607-273-8284


Find us on social media @tompkinshistory


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