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Address: 401 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4400
Phone Number: (607) 273-8284
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Bringing the past to light

This is an excellent place to learn about the history of Ithaca and Tompkins county. The staff was very helpful in helping individuals seeking information about ancestors who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susanplae
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to learn about the history of Ithaca and Tompkins county. The staff was very helpful in helping individuals seeking information about ancestors who settled in the area. One of the best historical research places that I have been in throughout the US

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Fairborn, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free! There are a few display items from the past but I found the map room to be the most interesting. Helpful staff too.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

A calm and welcoming venue to bring out of towners to when they also are interested is our history. Very well displayed over a long range.

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Thank Etienne M
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Unusual in that we find a source and resting place for local stories which have New York State ramifications.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Working with the League of Women Voters we are helping to increase the amount of information the HIstory Center makes available to the Community. The Center has a wealth of information to share with the local schools and colleges; data used for research that is not available on the internet.

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I enjoyed the history center very much! I may be partial as my family helped settle this area 200 years ago

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had my niece's gradation party here. She is going to major in history in the fall so what better place to have her party than here! The staff was so pleasant and helpful too! They have some timeless pieces on display so it is well worth a visit if you are in the Ithaca area!

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Thank Kathryn D
Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is very informative to learn the history of Ithaca, New york. It is well worth the visit and since it is not extremely large, it may take individuals a hour to a hour and a haft to see and read all but it is extremely informative with a very helpful staff to answer any questions one may have. If... More 

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Thank arnold t
Ithaca, NY
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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