Nightly, as the sun is going down... thousands upon thousands of crows stream into the downtown area, most to the Fort Hil Cemetery. Through the winter months (November through April) they roost in the tall trees nightly, making them almost black with the dark foreboding of the loud constant cawing of the dark birds. It's like an odd, National...more
A National Historical Landmark since 1964 with two acres of gardens and trees surrounding the house - a mix of Federal and Tuscan design. Four generations of Sewards lived here from 1816 to 1951. Many pieces of fine art are displayed on the walls including pieces by Henry Inman, Thomas Cole, Chester Harding, Emanuel Leutze and Daniel Chester...more
Leon Frank Czolgsz was the 50th man to die in the electric chair in New York State. The electric chair had been developed in 1890 by a Buffalo dentist to offer a more humane execution method than hanging. Czolgsz was the son of an immigrant Polish family from the Michigan and later Ohio area. He became interested in the ideas of anarchists as a way...more
Fort Hill Cemetery is the final home for some of the most illustrative of Auburn’s long past. Dominating the entry as you come into the large burial ground is the 56 ft/17 m high obelisk memorializing Chief Logan on which the end of the Iroquois orator’s Logan’s Lament is carved on the monument, “Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one.” Logan...more
If you drive into Auburn from the south on NY 34, you are coming into town on South Street and it is hard not to be impressed with the collection of magnificent old homes you pass coming in. The same local group that gathered together to save the Willard Memorial Chapel from potential demolition has also put together a small booklet that describes...more
The Willard Memorial Chapel is thought to be the only surviving chapel boasting of a complete Tiffany interior. Louis Tiffany did produce other chapels during his years but those have been destroyed over time. The Chapel was completed in 1894 with the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company being responsible for the interior work. Given by two local...more
Located a few miles south of the main part of Auburn is this home that served as Harriet Tubman’s last home. She was one of the best known figures of the Underground Railroad - an informal network which helped to spirit escaped slaves away from the South to Free States and Canada. Tubman, herself an escaped slave, made some 11 to 13 trips to the...more
VISIT THE CAYUGA WINETRAILThere are many,many nice wineries all around the lakes. Rent a limo and tour them. Or have a designated driver. The setting is very picturesque with the the countryside,farms and vineyards on the lakes. Most of the wineries have fine restaurants too.The Fingerlakes Region of New York is the second largest producer of wine...more
THE GREAT RACE ( also known as 'Captain Myles Keogh Paddle,Wheel and Run ) will be in its 25th year this year. It is a huge race in which a team of four participates(One runner,one cyclist,and two canoeist) There are 2 different races. The traditional course has a 10K run,17K cycling course and 4 miles of canoeing. The short course has a 5K run,a...more
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I stayed at this Holiday Inn recently, and my experience would have been wonderful if it were not...more
DOWNTOWN DELI This deli has the BEST sandwiches in town! Great soups too! Average price for a whole sandwich is about $6 and they are HUGE! Definately enough for 2 people. 'Old Blue Eyes' sandwich Grilled portobello mushroom caps with roasted red peppers and bean sprouts with pesto on herbed focaccia bread! Delicious!!!!Also try 'California Veggie...more
SWABY'S KANGEROO COURT. This bar is very unique for its decor which consists of thousands of different and unique posters,statues and knickknacks from all over the world. You could be in there a couple of hours just looking at this stuff ( some of it is kind of wierd...but that is what makes it interesting. This bar is so unique....there was an...more
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Since Auburn is located in the Fingerlakes region, we get tons of lake effect snow....a 4 wheel drive vehicle is very useful.They are extremely popular here.
Auburn has several ethnic neighborhoods incuding Polish,Ukrainian and Italian. Since people have been moving more to the suburbs and out of the city,these neighborhoods have become much less defined, but they are still present. A PBS special 'Neighborhoods' featured a look at Auburn's Ukrainian Catholic community. This is SS Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Auburn is a small city...so there really aren't any dangers! Just stay warm and drive carefully in the winter!The only warning....is you may get a bad case of Cabin Fever in the Winter...but the summers are very nice! :-)
Boots,gloves,scarfs in the winter. It gets very cold. In the summer, be sure to bring a bathing suit to swim in one of our many nice lakes.
Photo Equipment: Bring your camera The area around the lakes is very beautiful with wineries,farms,vineyards and historic homes.
CROWS Every winter, 35,000 to 70,000 crows flock nightly to Auburn's downtown. This is very unique and a documentary on the 'Auburn Crows' was featured on an episode of 'National Geographic Explorer'. There is a big controversy over these crows. Many downtown business owners find them a nuisance. There is also a group working to save the crows. Their site is www.savethecrows.org