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.


About Us

This web site is produced by the City of Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission, a group of organizations whose mission is to promote Auburn’s attractions through collaborative marketing, programming and tourism strategies.

The Commission site organizations include Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Schine’s Theatre, Cayuga Museum & Case Research Lab, Harriet Tubman Home, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Seward House and Willard Memorial Chapel.

The Commission agencies include Auburn Enlarged City School District, Cayuga County Arts Council, Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, Cayuga County Historian’s Office, Cayuga County Office of Tourism, and Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District.

The vision of the Commission is to position Auburn as the destination of choice in the Finger Lakes through support and promotion of its history and culture.


Preserve America Community

Preserve AmericaPreserve 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.