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Visit The History Center

Hours

We are closed to prepare for our move to the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture at 110 N. Tioga Street. We will open there in Spring 2019.
(Please call or email with any questions in the interval!)

General Inquiries:
(607) 273-8284 x227
Community@TheHistoryCenter.net

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Driving Directions

The History Center is now operating out of the Tompkins Center for History and Culture at 110 North Tioga Street, a new heritage tourism center shared with several other non-profit organizations. Located in Bank Alley on the Ithaca Commons, visitors can enter through the front door adjacent to the Bernie Milton Pavilion. Street and garage parking are available on surrounding streets and the Seneca Street TCAT stop is only steps away. Please do not hesitate to call (607) 273-8284 if you have any questions.

From Rte 13:

Turn East on Green Street. Take a slight left onto Seneca Way. Parking is available in the Seneca Street Garage. Cross the street, heading towards the Commons. Pass the M&T Bank. The Tompkins Center for History and Culture is the next set of doors.  

From Rte 79 (East of City):

Descend Rte 79 (a.k.a. East State Street) to the foot of the hill. Stay to the left. Near the bottom of the hill, turn left into the Gateway Center entrance and proceed to the parking area on the east side of the building. 

From Rte 96B:

Descend the hill past Ithaca College into the Ithaca (a.k.a. South Aurora Street). When you reach the bottom, bear right just before reaching the stop light and continue to turn right onto East State Street. Continue through the first light, and turn right into the Gateway Center entrance and proceed to the parking area on the east side of the building. 

Parking

Parking is available in the Seneca Street Garage. Additional metered street parking is available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Payments can be made at the meter, the kiosks or on the ParkMobile App. Free street parking is available after 6:00 PM Monday-Friday, and all day on the weekends.  

Public Transport

All major TCAT bus routes go to Seneca Street. Cross the street and head down the large alley leading to the Commons. TheHistory Center is on the right side of the street, just after the M&T Bank. 

A bike rack is available within the Commons.

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