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2022 A Year in Review

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated tourism promotion agency for Cayuga County. We are responsible for promoting the county’s attractions, events and lodging establishments.To accomplish this, we develop different campaigns and partnerships, and we align them with potential visitors. 2022 was a memorable year for tourism in our region — below are some of the efforts that we took…

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

During her life, Harriet Tubman persevered in carrying out various humanitarian missions – from freeing enslaved individuals, to her continued work which included creating the Home for the Indigent and Aged. This tenacity would touch the lives of so many, even to this day. Persevering to see something through can be challenging – especially when facing obstacles and adversity. At the start of each…

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Local Businesses Honoring Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy

Local Businesses Honoring Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy In honor of the bicentennial birthday of Harriet Tubman, Tour Cayuga developed a grant program designed to encourage diverse business owners to develop events/programs or performances that highlighted Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy and promoted diversity, equality, and inclusion. All organizations applying for the grant were encouraged…

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Support Local, Black-Owned Businesses This Holiday Season

Support Local, Black-Owned Businesses This Holiday Season Sustaining the Legacy of Harriet Tubman The Cayuga County community continues to live out the legacy of our historic resident, Harriet Tubman, through a variety of businesses, shops, and services in the area. In addition to her bravery, Tubman was a highly successful entrepreneur and businesswoman in her time. She augmented her low income…

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Cayuga Film Festival Honors Robe Imbriano with Harriet Tubman Freedom Award

The Second Annual Cayuga Film Festival is returning to Auburn, NY on October 28 and 29, 2022. In honor of Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday, this year’s festival is also presenting a special award, the Harriet Tubman Freedom Award sponsored by Tour Cayuga. History of Cayuga Film Festival The Cayuga Film Festival highlights the film works of high school, college and emerging filmmakers. The inaugural…

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Underground Rail Road Secrets Come Home

The month of September is recognized as International Underground Railroad Month. It was during this month when two of the most recognized freedom seekers, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, escaped from slavery in Maryland. Both Tubman and Douglass chose to live their lives as free people in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester, NY and…

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National Black Business Month Celebrated in Harriet Tubman's Chosen Home Town

National Black Business Month is celebrated in August, highlighting and appreciating Black-owned businesses across the United States. With Cayuga County being the chosen home of Harriet Tubman, celebrating diversity and equality is at our core. While Harriet Tubman is most well known for her work as an Underground Railroad conductor and abolitionist, she was much more than that. She was a…

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Discovering History

Harriet Tubman played a significant role in our nation’s history she was a spy during the civil war, an underground railroad conductor, a homeowner, and a supporter of the suffragist movement. As the famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, Harriet led many individuals to freedom and endlessly fought for equal rights. In 1859, after emancipating herself and members of her family, Harriet…

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Take a Summertime Adventure in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

See “The Journey to Freedom” Sculpture and more! Take a Summertime Adventure in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown Summertime in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State is a spectacular time of year to take a vacation and have an adventure. Here you will find an abundance of delicious culinary offerings, craft beverages in the breweries, wineries & distilleries, cultural attractions, and of…

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Take a road trip along the Underground Railroad in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time that people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice. The term “Underground Railroad” started in the 1830s and referred to an informal covert network to help enslaved people escape. One of the most well-known leaders of this initiative was…

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