A place like no other in Upstate New York.

How to Get in Touch!

The Tompkins Center for History & Culture is home to over a dozen separate organizations. Depending on who you are trying to reach, you will need to contact different staff from each organization.


Downtown Visitors Center

OPEN 10am-5pm – Monday – Saturday


For visitor information, please call 607-209-0008, or chat with us at www.visitithaca.com.


The History Center in Tompkins County

Exhibit Hall

OPEN 10am-6pm – Wednesday – Saturday

CLOSED Sunday-Tuesday

Open February-December annually. Closed in January for new exhibit installation.

Archives & Research Library

Currently open by appointment. Contact archives@thehistorycenter.net.

**Hours may vary for special events. Visit www.thehistorycenter.net/events for details.

Contact community@thehistorycenter.net if you’d like to visit outside our regular hours.

For inquiries about renting spaces at the Tompkins Center please contact director@thehistorycent.net


CAP ArtSpace Gallery – Exhibits & displays

OPEN 10am-5pm – Monday – Saturday


**Hours may vary for special events. Visit www.artspartner.org for details.

Contact – info@artspartner.org


OFFICES IN THE BUILDINGAppointments encouraged, hours vary by organization

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Discover Cayuga Lake

The Dorothy Cotton Institute

Discovery Trail & Kids Discover the Trail Ithaca!

Gayogo̱hó:nǫˀ Learning Project

Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning 

Center for Transformative Action

Tompkins Chamber

Wharton Studio Museum

This website made possible by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. ©Copyright 2019-2022 Tompkins Center for History & Culture. All Rights Reserved.