Harriet Tubman

Follow in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman and experience her history and legacy. Visit the Seward House Museum's Forged in Freedom Exhibit.


Some of the most dazzling beauty in the Finger Lakes can be found in Cayuga County's Parks.


Hiking trails provide spectacular views of five waterfalls in this botanically rich glen.

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Welcome to Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes Region

Walk the steps of Harriet Tubman's legacy and explore the many sites that tell the story

Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family from slavery, Tubman moved them to Auburn and nearby Fleming in 1860. Central New York was a hub for progressive thought, abolition, and women’s suffrage where Tubman continued to fight for human rights and dignity during her 54 years of freedom. The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. is an independent non-profit established by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to manage and operate the homestead of Harriet Tubman. The Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for Aged and Infirm Negroes, the restored Tubman barn, and the Harriet Tubman Residence are operated by the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc.

Harriet Tubman Statue

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Finding Your Way

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In northern Cayuga County, visitors have access to Lake Ontario and can enjoy beach days at Fair Haven Beach State Park. Winery experiences, such as Colloca Estate Winery are prevalent. And trails such as Seaway Trail and  Erie Canal Recreational Trail are sure to please.

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Home to Cayuga’s county seat, the city of Auburn, central Cayuga has many attractions such as the Harriet Tubman Home and Seward House Museum, park access to Owasco Lake, professional theater and baseball, New York's only Bass Pro Shops, and a wide variety of dining and accommodation options. 

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In southern Cayuga County, Long Point Winery is sure to please the pallet. Visitors can also head to Fillmore Glen State Park, home to five waterfalls, swimming pools, camping and picnic areas. Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary is also a unique experience, boasting 157 acres, and a diverse bird population.

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