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Auburn

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Auburn City Hall

Auburn is a city in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Get in[edit]

The best way to get to Auburn is definitely by car, though visitors can also take one of five city bus routes via Centro bus system. Auburn has a population of 29,581 people according to the 2000 U.S. Census, and is 25 miles west of Hancock International Airport in Syracuse.

By air[edit]

By car[edit]

  • New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), Exit 40. Route 34 South to Auburn.

By train/bus[edit]

The nearest Amtrak station is in Syracuse at the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center, located at 131 Alliance Bank Parkway just north of downtown Syracuse.

  • Amtrak, [2]. Syracuse is served twice daily in each direction by the Empire Service (New York City to Niagara Falls), once daily in each direction by the Maple Leaf (New York City to Toronto, following the route of the Empire Service up to Niagara Falls), and once daily in each direction by the Lake Shore Limited (New York City or Boston to Chicago, following the route of the Empire Service up to Buffalo-Depew).

The nearest bus station is also in Syracuse at the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. Please note that Greyhound, Trailways and Megabus do not go into Auburn. You will have to then take a Centro bus into Auburn.

  • Greyhound, [3]. Service from New York City (via Scranton, Binghamton, and Cortland), Boston (via Worcester, Springfield, Albany, Schenectady, and Utica), and Cleveland (via Erie, Buffalo, and Rochester).
  • Trailways of New York, [4]. Service from Buffalo (via Rochester) and New York City (via Scranton, Binghamton, and Cortland).
  • Megabus, [5]. Service from New York City and Rochester.

Get around[edit]

Map of Auburn (New York)

By bus[edit]

By taxi[edit]

Car rentals[edit]

See[edit]

Phoenix Building
  • 1 Auburn Historic Sites Commission, 131 Genesee Street, +1 315 258-9820.
  • 2 Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, +1 315 255-1658. Visitor information and services
  • 3 Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab, 203 Genesee Street, +1 315 253-8051. Housed in the Willard-Case mansion (built in 1836), the museum offers exhibits on local figures, events and items pertinent to the development of Cayuga County. The Case Research Lab is the site where the first successful system of sound on film was invented. Theater Mack, located in the historic carriage house, hosts lectures, events and Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival productions. Gift shop offers local memorabilia.
  • 4 Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort Street, +1 315 253-8132. Set on a hill overlooking Auburn, this site was used for burial mounds by Native Americans as early as 1100 A.D. It includes the burial sites of William Seward, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, Col. Myles Keogh who fought with Gen. Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and a monument to Indian orator Chief Logan.
  • 5 Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South Street, +1 315 252-2081. Known as "The Moses of Her People," Tubman settled in Auburn after the Civil War and operated this home for the aged and indigent blacks. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad - a network of abolitionists that helped slaves escape to freedom - she made a dozen trips south over a period of 11 years. Tubman died in 1913 at her South Street property, and is buried at the Fort Hill Cemetery.
  • 6 Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, +1 315 252-1283. For over 50 years, the Seward House was the home of William Henry Seward (1801-1872), Governor of New York, United States Senator, Secretary of State to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson, and a leading figure in the Republican Party and the purchase of Alaska. Guided tours through all 17 rooms at this registered National Historic Landmark are available.
  • 7 Seymour Public Library, 176-178 Genesee Street, +1 315 252-2571. On the National Register of Historic Places, this monumental stone building was designed by the New York City firm, Carrere and Hastings, designers of the New York Public Library.
  • 8 Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, +1 315 252-0339. Designed by Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., one of the few unaltered Tiffany chapels known to exist. Available year-round for weddings, concerts and special events. Adults $8.

Do[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Westminster Presbyterian Church, where Harriet Tubman was married
  • 1 Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, +1 315 253-6669. At Genesee, A presenting and production company offering plays, comedy acts, fine arts shows, dance, film and musical productions. The space includes a main stage, cabaret stage and cinema.
  • 2 The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd, +1 315 255-1785. Bills itself as Broadway in the Finger Lakes. Located in Auburn's Emerson Park.

Golf[edit]

Parks[edit]

  • 4 [dead link]Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Road, +1 315 253-5611. Emerson Park includes 135 acres located at the northern end of Owasco Lake with one mile of lake front and two miles of river front. The park features boat launches, boat slips, a disc golf course, playground, and picnic shelters. Activities include strolling along the waterfront and restored seawall, swimming, picnicking and dog walking in designated areas. Emerson Park is the home of Auburn Little League, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, the historic Emerson Park Pavilion and many annual events.

Sports[edit]

Auburn Doubledays game Falcon Park Auburn

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

174 Genesee Street

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged

Go next[edit]

Routes through Auburn
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