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Auburn:

Harriet Tubman's Home
180 South Street, Auburn, NY
(315)252-2081
The last home of Harriet Tubman, worker on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Open February through October, Tuesday through Thursday, 11AM until 4PM. Open Friday and Saturday by appointment.

Seward House
33 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
(315)252-1283
The home of Lincoln's Secretary of State, William Henry Seward. He also founded the Republican Party. Group tours. Open April through December, Tuesday through Saturday 1PM until 4PM, closed holidays.

Willard Memorial Chapel
17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021
(315)252-0339
The last remaining building of the Auburn Theology Society (1818). Open year round, Tuesday through Friday 1PM until 4PM.

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Big Flats:

Big Flats Historical Museum
PO Box 232, 258 Hibbard Road, NY 14814
(607)562-7460
Ice Age artifacts, Native American exhibits. Group tours by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Open July through September, Tuesday 10AM until 12N, Sunday 2PM until 4PM.

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Brighton:

Stone-Tolan House Museum
2370 East Avenue, Brighton, NY 14610
(716)442-4606
Tavern and home from the early 1800's. Has a privy, smokehouse, orchard, and garden. Open March through December, Friday through Sunday 12N until 4PM.

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Camillus:

Wilcox Octagon House
5420 West Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031
(315)488-7800
Home from 1856, now partially restored. Antiques in furnished rooms. Six stories with a central circular staircase. Costumed guides. Open year round, 8AM until 6PM by appointment, Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

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Corning:

Benjamin Patterson Inn
59 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830
(607)937-5281
Inn from 1796, restored and furnished. Also on premises, a one room schoolhouse from 1878, DeMonstoy log cabin from 1784, an herb garden, and exhibits on agriculture in the 1800's. Open year round, Monday through Saturday 10AM until 4PM. Closed on major holidays.

Historic Market Street District
Route 17, Corning, NY 14830
(607)937-5427
Restored buildings from the 1800's. Has many specialty stores. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Monday through Saturday 10AM until 6PM, Thursday through Friday 10AM until 8PM, Sunday 12N until 5PM.

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Elmira:

Chemung City Historical Society
415 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901
(607)734-4167
Exhibits on local history, including Mark Twain in Elmira and Native Americans. Civil War Confederate prisoners of war buried in Elmira. Tours. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Tuesday through Saturday 10AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM. Office hours: Monday through Friday 9AM until 5PM.

Mark Twain Study and Exhibit
Elmira College Campus, Elmira, NY
(607)735-1941
Study where Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) wrote some of his famous novels. Also has photos and furniture. Free admission. Open late June through August, 10AM until 5PM and by appointment.

Park Church
208 West Gray Street, Elmira, NY
(607)733-9104
Built in the 1800's. Group tours by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Open year round.

Woodlawn Cemetery
1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY

Has the graves of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family buried in the Langdon family plot. Open year round, daily during daylight hours.

Woodlawn National Cemetery
1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY

Has veterans buried here from the Civil War, all the way to Vietnam. Open year round, daily.

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Geneva:

Rose Hill Mansion
Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456
(315)789-3848
Restored Greek Revival mansion from 1839. Has 21 open rooms. Boxwood gardens, carriage house. Handicapped accessible. Open May 1 through October 31, Monday through Saturday 10AM until 4PM, Sunday 1PM until 5PM.

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Lyons:

Wayne City Historical Museum
21 Butternut Street, Lyons, NY 14489
(315)946-4943
Brick sheriff's home built 1854, and a stone jail that was in use until 1961. Free admission. Tours. Open year round, Tuesday through Friday 9AM until 3:30PM.

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Moravia:

Millard Fillmore's Birthplace
Fillmore Glen State Park, Route 38, Moravia, NY 13118
(315)497-0130
Birthplace of the thirteenth president of the United States. Handicapped accessible. Open May 15 through October 15, daily during daylight hours.

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Mount Morris:

Mills Mansion
14 Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510
(716)658-3292
Federal-style mansion, built in 1838. 14 rooms, 6 fireplaces, original bread oven and kitchen hearth. Free admission. Open June through Labor Day, Friday through Sunday, 12N until 4PM.

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Newark Valley:

Bement-Billings Farmstead
One mile north of the traffic light in Newark Valley, on Route 38
P.O. Box 222, Newark Valley, NY 13811

Authentic 1840's farm. Asa Bement Jr., a shareholder in the Boston Purchase Company, came from Stockbridge, Massachusets in 1794 to settle along the banks of the Owego Creek. His home still stands today, the only living history museum in the area, furnished with furniture and artifacts of the 1840's period. Costumed interpreters demonstrate open hearth cooking and other skills such as spinning, weaving, soap making and blacksmithing. The farmers workshop is filled with woodworking and tinsmithing tools. Re-live the past as you spend a day at the farm! Open July to October, Weekends from Noon - 4:00 PM, weekdays by appointment.

Newark Valley Railroad Depot
P.O. Box 222, Newark Valley, NY 13811
(607)642-9516
The depot has been restored to the 1910's period, and contains a variety of railroad artifacts and memorabilia. The depot also serves as a regular stop for Tioga Scenic Rail Excursions, which runs passenger service from Owego to Newark Valley. Free shuttle service is available between the train depot and the Bement-Billings Farmstead.

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Palmyra:

Grandlin Building
217 Main Street, Palmyra, NY 14522
(315)597-0019
Site of the printing of the first Book of Mormon (1830). Free admission. Group tours. Open year round, daily 9AM until 6PM.

Hill Cumorah Visitor Center
2095 Maple Avenue, Palmyra, NY 14522
(315)597-5851
Site in Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon. Free admission. Open year round, daily 9AM until 6PM.

Joseph Smith's Home
Palmyra, NY 14522
(315)597-4383
Restored homestead of the founder of the Mormon Church, built in the 1820's. Has authentic furnishings and handmade kitchenware. Tours. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, daily 9AM until 6PM.

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Rochester:

Historic City Hall
30 Church Street, Rochester, NY
(716)428-7000
Open-air, four-story atrium. Stone sculptures, marble arches. Free admission. Handicapped accessible. Open year round, Monday through Friday 9AM until 5PM.

Hoyt Potter House
133 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY
(716)546-7029
Restored Greek Revival house from the 1830's. Tours by appointment. Handicapped accessible. Open February to January, Tuesday through Friday, 10AM until 2PM.

Susan B Anthony Home
17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY 14608
(716)235-6124
Victorian house (1860). Susan B Anthony's home for 40 years. Headquarters for the women's suffrage movement. Open year round, Thursday through Saturday 1PM until 4PM.

Woodside Mansion
485 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(716)271-2705
Greek Revival mansion, now owned by the Rochester Historical Society. Tours by appointment. Open year round, Monday through Friday 10AM until 4PM.

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Seneca Falls:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home
32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls, NY
(315)568-2991
The restored home of Elizabeth Stanton, women's suffrage pioneer. Free admission. Open May through October, daily 1PM until 5PM. Open November through April by appointment.

Mynderse House
55 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls, NY
(315)568-8412
Restored 1890 Queen Anne-style home. Tours. Open Monday through Friday, 9AM until 5PM, Saturday 12N until 4PM.

Women's Rights National Historical Park
136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315)568-2991

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Victor:

Ganondagan State Historic Site
1488 Victor-Holcomb Road, Victor, NY 14564
(716)924-5848
Site of a major town from the 1600's. Has hiking trails. Tours by appointment. Free admission. Visitors center open mid-May through October, Wednesday through Sunday 9AM until 5PM. Trails open year round, weather permitting.

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Waterloo:

Peter Whitmer's Log Cabin
1451 Aunkst Road, Waterloo, NY 13165
(315)539-2552
Log house built 1810, reconstructed. Site where the Mormon Church was organized in 1830. Free admission. Open year round, Monday through Saturday 9AM until 6PM, Sunday 1PM until 6PM.

Scythe Tree
Route 5 and Route 20
Waterloo, NY
(315)539-5047
Farm boys leaving for war would hang their scythes from this tree.

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