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The History Center

401 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4400
+1 607-273-8284
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An absolute gem.

Local and state history is the focus of The History Center. The staff are absolutely top-notch... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Ithaca, New York
Great way to learn about the history of the area

This was our first stop on weekend visit - and it was very enjoyable. Staff was very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Greenfield, MA
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18 Jan 2017
“An absolute gem.”
14 Nov 2016
“Great way to learn about the history of the area”
401 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4400
+1 607-273-8284
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Reviewed 18 January 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

1  Thank anthonyfX7157ML
Reviewed 15 November 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.

Thank RoadTripMamma
Reviewed 1 August 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

Thank Susanplae
Reviewed 27 July 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.

Thank OldBoyScoutFox
Reviewed 8 February 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.

Thank Etienne M
Reviewed 12 November 2015

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

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 27 October 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...More

1  Thank bwes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

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

1  Thank helen t
Reviewed 30 June 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...More

Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed 22 April 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...More

Thank arnold t
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