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AuburnUnited States of America

Explore the history of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War in this beautiful small town in the Finger Lakes.

Auburn is a small town with a big history waiting to be explored. Start your day visiting the Harriet Tubman House museum to learn more about the life and achievements of this great American abolitionist, nurse and suffragette. Tubman lived in Auburn for the last half of her life, turning her home into a safe haven for fugitive slaves and their families and founding the Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly. Tour the small museum, which focuses as much on Tubman as a woman as a public figure.

Continue your tour of “History’s Hometown” at the Seward House Museum. William Henry Seward, who served as Lincoln’s secretary of state, and his wife, were staunch abolitionists who made Auburn a stop on the Underground Railroad. Their home, filled with artifacts and staffed by enthusiastic and well-trained volunteers, offers a little-seen, fascinating perspective on 19th-century America. See the future at the Schweinfurth Art Center, with revolving contemporary art exhibits from renowned artists. During the summer, delight in the annual Quilting by the Lake festival.

The Finger Lakes are perfect for lovers of beer and wine. For a perfect afternoon, enjoy a local craft beer while gazing at beautiful Owasco Lake. The second weekend of August, watch thousands participating in the Great Race, one of the largest relay races in America. Walk down the South Street Area National Historic Register District, appreciating scores of national historic buildings and beautiful architecture. Downtown Auburn is fairly small, so park your car and explore the charming streets on foot.

Reach Auburn in 40 minutes by car from Syracuse, New York, where airport, rail and bus connections take you to regional, national and international destinations.

Whether you are new to the study of the past or a Civil War history buff, Auburn is the perfect place to deepen your knowledge while enjoying the beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes.

Top hotels in Auburn

Skaneateles Suites
Skaneateles Suites
3.5 out of 5
4114 East Genesee Street Road, Auburn, NY
The price is Rs7,225 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Situated in Auburn, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Skaneateles Historical Society and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from John D. Barrow Art Gallery. Charlie Major Nature ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (303 reviews)

"During the Covid 19 pandemic, it was a nice feature to offer contact free arrivals and departures. It convinced us that they are serious about keeping their patrons safe. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary and would definately come back."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2020

Skaneateles Suites
Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
3 out of 5
75 North St, Auburn, NY
The price is Rs5,517 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

Located in the heart of Auburn, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Auburn Public Theater, Willard Memorial Chapel and Seward House Museum. Auburn Community ...

3.9/5Good! (197 reviews)

"Very clean, polite and quiet in a great location! Staff (Nikole) was exceptionally helpful. Hotel is very quiet and comfortable plus pillowtop beds"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Holiday Inn Auburn-Finger Lakes Region
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn
3 out of 5
74 State St, Auburn, NY
The price is Rs6,639 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in the heart of Auburn, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Auburn Public Theater and Seward House Museum. Willard Memorial Chapel and Cayuga Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (460 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly! The room was nice and very clean."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn
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Top Holiday Rentals in Auburn

Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra
Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra
3.5 out of 5
439 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY
The price is Rs7,227 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Situated in Liverpool, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Hopkins Road County Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Destiny USA. Sainte Marie among the Iroquois and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (306 reviews)

"my daughter and i liked the big parking lot to walk. we definately enjoyed the 2 bdrm room we had. my son has an interview in a couple of weeks so we will be staying with you again. your front desk clerk on 2nd shift on 9/20/2020, was great. he was very polite and helpful with directions outside ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Staybridge Suites Liverpool Syra
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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