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The History Center

Opens in 28 min: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Remembering the past, a key to the future.

The History Center in Ithaca, Tompkins County New York is a must if you are exploring that area of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Noblesville, Indiana
Historic Bank Alley Gem

Tompkins Center for History & Culture is located in Bank Alley just off the Ithaca Commons... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2019
Ithaca, New York
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Opens in 28 min
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
110 N Tioga St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4320
+1 607-273-8284
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The History Center in Ithaca, Tompkins County New York is a must if you are exploring that area of New York. The nice new facility is easy to maneuver, has great displays and a wonderful library space for research of the area. Don't miss the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Tompkins Center for History & Culture is located in Bank Alley just off the Ithaca Commons. Previously the Tompkins Trust building, the architectural character of the Palladian windows, Ionic and Corinthian pilasters, and elaborate brackets under the roof are a perfect home for the diverse...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

We visited the History Center in The Commons in Ithaca last week. The staff there are wonderfully welcoming and helpful and It is a great resource for visitors to the area to learn it's history. There is so much on offer that I'll have to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A new home on the Commons is presently being created for the History Center, which has invited 8 other cultural organizations in Ithaca to partner with them in creating a new Center for History and Culture in the heart of downtown Ithaca.

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Mahessori
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Local and state history is the focus of The History Center. The staff are absolutely top-notch: helpful to a fault, knowledgeable, and never reluctant to refer to another source of information. I have spent hours pouring through documents and photographs; a combination of museum and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

This was our first stop on weekend visit - and it was very enjoyable. Staff was very helpful and the timeline was a great starting point. It was helpful to see the industry in the area over the years.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Susanplae
Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank OldBoyScoutFox
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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Etienne M
Reviewed November 12, 2015

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

Date of experience: October 2015
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Tourya G
July 13, 2017|
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Yes. It is only closed on Monday.