Read our latest blogs and keep up with events and activities happening in Cayuga County.

Holiday Fun for All

Best Wishes for a Magical Holiday Season The holiday season brings so many wonderful opportunities to gather with the ones you love! This year, I will be having company visiting for the week before and after Christmas. My first thought was, how am I going to entertain and keep everyone busy and happy! So, scoured Facebook and Tour Cayuga’s Event Page and came up with a few ideas. Ideas for…

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Holiday Traditions Open House

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too soon to mark your calendar for the Auburn area’s Holiday Traditions Open House. Citywide events have been planned to help you celebrate the holiday season. Holiday Traditions was created by the Seward House Museum over 30 years ago as a token of appreciation to the Auburn community. This year the event will be held on Sunday, December 11. The…

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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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The Magic of Live Theatre

I have always loved live theatre, what’s not to love? Musicals, dramas, opera, I love it all. Theatre can be whatever you want it to be – escapism, a fun evening out. Once my children and grandchildren were old enough to attend, I brought them with me. There is nothing better than seeing the look of awe on their faces during a performance. I remember taking my granddaughter to see Cinderella, when…

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Cayuga County Museums opening for the year!

Cayuga County Museums Reopening in 2021 It is that time of year again when our esteemed Cayuga County museums reopen to the public after a brief winter reprieve. Below you will find information to plan your visit now and down the road. Please visit respective websites for more details on tours and safety measures. Be on the lookout for updates! Open now and opening in March! Seward House Museum -…

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A guide to the odd, quirky and offbeat

Discover the weird & wonderful Are you a curious and adventuresome traveler that wants to discover the unusual, obscure and sometimes just plain strange people, places and events that shape an area’s culture and history? If the answer is “yes” then Cayuga County’s “Odd, Quirky & Offbeat” brochure is the perfect guide to help you discover our amazing (and sometimes odd!) history. Cayuga County…

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The Arts Thrive in Cayuga County

Art has always played an important role in life, especially now more people than ever are finding different ways to be creative and new ways to express feelings and emotions. While some people are picking up a paint brush for the first time or hot gluing colorful wreaths or bedazzling everything in sight facilities that we typically think of for displaying art are crafting ways to engage the…

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Our Cayuga - Our Museums

Cayuga County has an impressive history that is kept and protected by the numerous organizations dedicated to running the museums that dot our county. We have the pillars of this historical preservation united under the Historic Sites Commission in Auburn, NY. Names that draw regional and national attention. Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and Theodore Case are names that will bring people to…

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Introducing Cayuga County’s First Annual Hibercation

Here in the heart of NY’s Finger Lakes region, we’re redefining the winter getaway. Treat yourself to guilt-free relaxation and much-needed coziness with a hibercation. Cayuga County’s low-key pace, rich history , homegrown craft breweries , and creative cuisine provide just the right setting for those looking to reconnect, disconnect, or a little bit of both. This getaway is bound to be a bright…

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Schweinfurth Art Center Annual Quilt Show

The 39 th annual “Quilts=Art=Quilts” exhibition is currently on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn. But someone unfamiliar with fiber arts would be surprised by the quilts’ appearance. These are art quilts, a genre of quilts designed to hang on walls instead of covering beds. “This is one of the art center’s signature exhibits,” said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. “Our…

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