The best way to get to Auburn is definitely by car, though visitors can also take one of five city bus routes via Centro bus system. Auburn has a population of 29,581 people according to the 2000 U.S. Census, and is 25 miles west of Hancock International Airport in Syracuse.
- Ithaca Tompkins County Regional Airport (ITH IATA), 1 Culligan Drive, Ithaca, ☏ .
- Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR IATA), Colonel Eileen Collins Blvd. Syracuse, ☏ .
- Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC IATA), 1200 Brooks Av, Rochester, ☏ .
- New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), Exit 40. Route 34 South to Auburn.
The nearest Amtrak station is in Syracuse at the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center, located at 131 Alliance Bank Parkway just north of downtown Syracuse.
- Amtrak. Syracuse is served twice daily in each direction by the Empire Service (New York City to Niagara Falls), once daily in each direction by the Maple Leaf (New York City to Toronto, following the route of the Empire Service up to Niagara Falls), and once daily in each direction by the Lake Shore Limited (New York City or Boston to Chicago, following the route of the Empire Service up to Buffalo-Depew).
The nearest bus station is also in Syracuse at the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. Please note that Greyhound, Trailways and Megabus do not go into Auburn. You will have to then take a Centro bus into Auburn.
- Greyhound. Service from New York City (via Scranton, Binghamton, and Cortland), Boston (via Worcester, Springfield, Albany, Schenectady, and Utica), and Cleveland (via Erie, Buffalo, and Rochester).
- Trailways of New York. Service from Buffalo (via Rochester) and New York City (via Scranton, Binghamton, and Cortland).
- Megabus. Service from New York City and Rochester.
- Any Taxi Service, ☏ .
- Deluxe Taxi Cab, ☏ .
- JMJ Taxi, ☏ .
- 1 Auburn Historic Sites Commission, 131 Genesee Street, ☏ .
- 2 Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, ☏ . Visitor information and services
- 3 Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab, 203 Genesee Street, ☏ . Housed in the Willard-Case mansion (built in 1836), the museum offers exhibits on local figures, events and items pertinent to the development of Cayuga County. The Case Research Lab is the site where the first successful system of sound on film was invented. Theater Mack, located in the historic carriage house, hosts lectures, events and Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival productions. Gift shop offers local memorabilia.
- 4 Fort Hill Cemetery, 19 Fort Street, ☏ . Set on a hill overlooking Auburn, this site was used for burial mounds by Native Americans as early as 1100 A.D. It includes the burial sites of William Seward, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, Col. Myles Keogh who fought with Gen. Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and a monument to Indian orator Chief Logan.
- 5 Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South Street, ☏ . Known as "The Moses of Her People," Tubman settled in Auburn after the Civil War and operated this home for the aged and indigent blacks. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad - a network of abolitionists that helped slaves escape to freedom - she made a dozen trips south over a period of 11 years. Tubman died in 1913 at her South Street property, and is buried at the Fort Hill Cemetery.
- 6 Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, ☏ . For over 50 years, the Seward House was the home of William Henry Seward (1801-1872), Governor of New York, United States Senator, Secretary of State to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson, and a leading figure in the Republican Party and the purchase of Alaska. Guided tours through all 17 rooms at this registered National Historic Landmark are available.
- 7 Seymour Public Library, 176-178 Genesee Street, ☏ . On the National Register of Historic Places, this monumental stone building was designed by the New York City firm, Carrere and Hastings, designers of the New York Public Library.
- 8 [dead link] Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, ☏ . Designed by Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., one of the few unaltered Tiffany chapels known to exist. Available year-round for weddings, concerts and special events. Adults $8.
- 1 Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange Street, ☏ . At Genesee, A presenting and production company offering plays, comedy acts, fine arts shows, dance, film and musical productions. The space includes a main stage, cabaret stage and cinema.
- 2 The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd, ☏ . Bills itself as Broadway in the Finger Lakes. Located in Auburn's Emerson Park.
- 3 Highland Golf Course, 3068 Franklin Street, ☏ . Road, 18 holes, pro shop, carts, lessons, food, 7am - 9pm, par: 71, yards: 6400.
- 4 Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Road, ☏ . Emerson Park includes 135 acres located at the northern end of Owasco Lake with one mile of lake front and two miles of river front. The park features boat launches, boat slips, a disc golf course, playground, and picnic shelters. Activities include strolling along the waterfront and restored seawall, swimming, picnicking and dog walking in designated areas. Emerson Park is the home of Auburn Little League, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, the historic Emerson Park Pavilion and many annual events.
- 1 10 Fitch, 10 Fitch Ave, ☏ . Luxurious, romantic, inn.
- 2 A Wicher Garden Bed & Breakfast, 5831 Dunning Ave, ☏ . Road.
- 3 Days Inn, 37 Williams Street, ☏ .
- 4 Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State Street, ☏ . In downtown Auburn.
- 5 Holiday Inn, 75 North Street, ☏ .
- 6 Inn at the Finger Lakes, 12 Seminary Ave, ☏ .
- 7 [formerly dead link] Lakeside Bed and Breakfast, 79 Lakeshore Dr, ☏ .
- 8 Sleepy Hollow Motel, 3401 E. Genesee Street, ☏ . Road.
- 9 Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd, ☏ . On the North end of Owasco Lake. They have newly renovated rooms and a restaurant.
- 10 Super 8, 19 McMaster Street, ☏ .
- 11 Tuxill House, 5 Tuxill Square, ☏ .
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|Buffalo ← Seneca Falls ←||W E||→ Syracuse → Utica|