Architecture of Change Tours

Throughout its existence, Auburn, NY has served as a hub of social change. From storied change makers such as Harriet Tubman, William and Frances Seward, and Theodore Case, “History’s Hometown” has long produced reformers who fought towards equality and a new tomorrow. With staff from the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, and the Seward House Museum, explore this history through an outdoor walking tour! Guides will lead you through the stories of Tubman, the Sewards, Case, and other activists and innovators in Auburn and Fort Hill Cemetery, exploring their stories and the changing community around them.

These tours are rain or shine and will proceed regardless of temperature, so participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and prepare appropriately in anticipation of 90 minutes of walking through city neighborhoods and cemetery pathways. Masks are required.


Tour Schedule:

Saturday, September 12 11AM-12:30 PM SOLD OUT!

Saturday, September 19 11AM-12:30 PM SOLD OUT!

Saturday, September 26 11AM-12:30 PM

Saturday, October 3 11AM-12:30 PM

Saturday, October 10 11AM-12:30 PM SOLD OUT!


$20 – General Admission
$15 – Members of the Cayuga Museum or Seward House Museum

Tours depart from the Equal Rights Heritage Center. Tour capacity is 10 people per group, so make your reservation today by calling either the Cayuga Museum (315-253-8051) or Seward House Museum (315-252-1283).