Auburn is nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York where history abounds and nature’s beauty reigns. With a population of approximately 28,000, Auburn is large enough to offer all the cultural and entertainment amenities of a city, yet small enough to be safe, friendly, and easy to get around.
William H. Seward and Harriet Tubman, long time residents of Auburn, are well known throughout the world for their contributions to this country and to society. Their homes can be explored right here in Auburn.
There are plenty of other historic and cultural sites to explore as well. One of the few remaining amazing Louis C. Tiffany chapels is here. The site where sound on film was first invented is located at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn. Next door to the Cayuga Museum is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, which annually hosts the nationally known “Quilts=Arts=Quilts” exhibition. Through the efforts of the Schweinfurth, Auburn is fast becoming the Northeast’s quilting headquarters, where quilters gather to share, learn and have fun several times a year. Auburn Public Theater is in its third year of being Downtown Auburn’s flagship center for cultural, entertainment, and community events. It is a must visit location in the heart of Downtown Auburn. And, the Agricultural Museum at nearby Emerson Park on the shore of Owasco Lake gives a great insight into the agricultural and manufacturing industries that made the City what it is today.
There are plenty of recreational activities to take part in as well. There are several challenging golf courses to try. Historic Emerson and Hoopes Parks are beautiful jewels, which beckon to be walked, picnicked, and admired. Casey Park is has many amenities, including a swimming pool, ice skating rink, and skateboard park. Nearby Falcon Park is home to the Auburn Doubledays, a Single A farm team for the Toronto Blue Jays. Attending a game there in the summer is a great and affordable family experience.
Visitors can enjoy Auburn’s history, scenery, retail shops, professional services, abundant array of restaurants, culture and arts, museums, sports centers, the nationally recognized Merry-Go-Round Theater, many athletic events, and musical venues. It could take weeks to explore and enjoy all that Auburn and the surrounding area have to offer. But, a sampling of what Auburn offers is included on this website, along with links you can use to find out more information.
Come, relax, enjoy.