Welcome to Auburn, NY
“History’s Hometown”

Take an hour or spend a few days, visiting Auburn’s historic and cultural sites and you’ll see why we are called ‘History’s Hometown.’

See where iconic American heroes Harriet Tubman and William H. Seward lived while helping lead slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  View outstanding examples of Tiffany glass at the Willard Memorial Chapel, Cayuga Museum of History & Art and Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Visit the birthplace of talking films at the Case Research Lab and take in a contemporary art exhibit or quilt show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center.  Top off your day with a comedy act, play or even a dance performance at Auburn Public Theater.  You will not be short of things to see and do and everything is within a 5-mile radius of downtown, Auburn.

Featured Event

Weekend in the Berkshires

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Photo by David Dashiell

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Photo by David Dashiell

June 5, 6, and 7, 2015

The Historic and Cultural Sites Commission of Auburn cordially invites you to join them for "A Weekend in the Berkshires"!

The Berkshires region in western Massachusetts is a grand destination for anyone interested in history and art. This trip highlights the homes, lives and craftsmanship of several individuals who have made significant contributions to American sculpture, literature, painting, and more as artists and patrons of the arts.


Transported by motor coach, accompanied by guides with quality lodging and meals provided, you will visit:

The Concourse and Rockefeller Modern Art Collection, and the New York State Museum in Albany

The Norman Rockwell Museum and Art Studio

The Chesterwood Home, Studio and Gardens of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial

The quaint and historic village of Stockbridge

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s splendid summer estate


Visit the Willard Chapel’s web site events tab at:  http://www.willard-chapel.org or call 315-252-0339 for more information.









Preserve America Community

Preserve America recognizes and designates communities, including municipalities, counties, neighborhoods in large cities, and tribal communities, that protect and celebrate their heritage.

Since the program began in 2003, more than 800 communities have been designated as Preserve America Communities from throughout the country. Participants come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Newly designated communities are notified by a letter from Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States.

Visit Preserve America Community website.

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