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ITHACA, NY — An architectural tour celebrating the architectural heritage of Trumansburg will showcase several unique properties on Saturday, June 18, giving participants a rare glimpse into some of our region’s most notable older homes.

In its 7th annual “That Old House Tour” Historic Ithaca offers visitors the opportunity to tour various house in styles that range from Italianate to Gothic Revival and Colonial Revival. A property associated with the Biggs family, Juniper Hill, will be on the tour, as well on properties associated with several of Trumansburg’s early residents.

The First Presbyterian Church on Main Street will also be open during the tour and visitors will have a chance to admire its interior.

“Historic Ithaca is delighted to offer our annual “That Old House” tour in the village of Trumansburg,” says John Lewis, executive director for Historic Ithaca. “Participants will have a wonderful experience exploring this historic village while seeing selected examples of its residential architecture.” Michele Mitrani, the Trumansburg Village Historian, and John Wertis, the Town of Ulysses Historian, have assisted Historic Ithaca in preparing this tour.

Tickets for the self-guided walk/drive can be purchased at, in person at 212 Center St., or by calling (607) 277-3450, or on the day of the tour. General admission is $15; $12 for Friends of Historic Ithaca, seniors and students; $10 per person for groups of 4 or more. Children under 12 are free.

Registration and tour map pick-up is at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts at 5 McLallen Street in Trumansburg from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on June 18. The tour runs from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Historic Ithaca, including its job training program, workshop series, and library. Sponsors helping to make the tour possible include: Falls Restaurant and Tavern, Good to Go!,Lindsay Hart, realtor, Hazelnut Kitchen, Juniper Hill BnB, Maguire Cars, and Sundrees.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Kati Smith at (607) 273-6633 or at

The programs of Historic Ithaca are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

ABOUT HISTORIC ITHACA: Historic Ithaca is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the value and enhancement of historic buildings and neighborhoods in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County through education, advocacy, and action.

Jennifer Wholey

Jennifer Wholey is a feature writer and Head of Dining Partnerships for the Ithaca Voice. Contact her at