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The History Center

401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-8284
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Most recent review
- Apr 8, 2013
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English first
Ithaca, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The have almost everything you want to know about this area, from the history of Cayuga Lake to Cornell to the Hungarians that settled in Tompkins County. Worth the time to visit.

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earlville, ny
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34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

parking on street, hilly. small but good displays. Staff available for questions- can complete in an hour

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Newcastle, Ontario
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Spent about 1 1/2 hours there. Didn't take time with the guided audio tour but did sit through the various short films on the history of the earth and evolution - etc. Very nicely done, educational. Staff very nice. Worth dropping in, especially for us on a rainy day it was great place to spend a bit of time and... More

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Ithaca, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

They have wonderful exhibits that change regularly and their permanent collection tells some very interesting tales about the little big city of Ithaca. If you are looking for history, this is the place.

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Ithaca, NY
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I've been here for several recent exhibits (two on quilts alone!) as well as a public reflection on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The History Center works to show the relevance of local and national history to current residents and visitors. It doesn't have a huge budget, but its exhibits are insightful and well done. It has a gift shop... More

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