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.
Auburn's riches are outstanding—whether going to an Auburn Doubledays (farm team for the Toronto Bluejays) baseball game, visiting historic homes and museums, or taking part in the annual 'Great Race' triathalon, Auburn has something for everyone. Be sure to visit the nearby wineries and savor premium Finger Lakes wines. Hunters and Anglers will want to visit Auburn's Bass Pro Shops in the Fingerlakes Mall, the only Bass Pro Shops in the northeast. This is 'shoppertainment' at it's best! Hotels, motels, country inns and B&Bs are all available to suit every taste and budget, or those that love the outdoors can stay at one of the many campgrounds in the area. If shopping is your favorite past time, you'll love the many antique shops in and around Auburn as well as the famous MacKenzie-Childs, Ltd. furnishings you can purchase at their facility in Aurora, only 25 minutes south of Auburn.
Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, ☎ +1 315'' 255-1658, .
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.
Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort Street, ☎ +1 315'' 253-8132, . et 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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