What to do and see in Cortland, New York: The Best Places and Tips

Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, United States of America. Cortland is in New York's Southern Tier region. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 19,204. It is the county seat of Cortland County.

1. The 1890 House Museum

37 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-2772 Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

The 1890 House Museum

Explore 15,000 square feet of four floors within the Wickwire Residence in Downtown Cortland, NY. The grand limestone Chateauesque style mansion, built by industrialist and local philanthropist Chester F Wickwire and designed by architect Samuel Burrage Reed, features parquet floor, jewel-like stained glass windows, oak and cherry woodwork, and ornate decorative stenciling. The 1890 House Museum is part of the Historic District in the City of Cortland and ongoing restoration projects are returning this architectural treasure to its historic splendor. Come visit us and wander through our restored period rooms, view our changing exhibitions, and attend our special programs and events.

Reviewed By Melissa W - Bensalem, PennsylvaniaBensalem, Pennsylvania

Beautiful Old Home

Online it mentioned a guided tour at 1230, but when we got there we were given the tour booklet to do at our own pace. It ended up being fine though as the booklet was informative. A couple of the rooms, as well as the basement were closed off for renovat

2. CNY Living History Center

4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-1039 Museums, History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums More
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

CNY Living History Center

The CNY Living History Center is a museum complex that consists of three different museums all pertaining to three different aspects of history. The Homeville museum focuses on military and local history, the Brockway museum focuses on Brockway Trucks and their history here in Cortland, and also the Tractors of Yesteryear museum focuses on agricultural history. Three museums for the price of one!

Reviewed By carolfrench227 - Cortland, New YorkCortland, New York

Work in Progress

A little pricey for what we got. We hope that they continue to grow and offer a little more that they have. I felt that most of the stuff was for the adult mind and they need to give it a little more kid friendly.

3. Lime Hollow Nature Center

338 McLean Rd, Cortland, NY 13045-9225 Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Lime Hollow Nature Center

Reviewed By Bob H - Cortland, New YorkCortland, New York

Youth and Adults

Whatever your age, if you like nature or simply want to take a walk on a beautiful trail, this is a great local spot to venture to. The youth camps they do in the summer are top notch, kids outdoors in nature, what an idea!

4. Cortland Repertory Theatre

24 Port Watson St, Cortland, NY 13045-3602 Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Mortfam

Amazing shows with amazing talent

Cortland is an extremely well run theatre and attracts truly exceptional talent. The acting, directing, choreography, sound, costumes, and sets are top notch. We just saw West Side Story and cannot provide enough superlatives. The theatre is very well man

5. Cortland Rural Cemetery

110 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-2429 Sights & Landmarks, Cemeteries
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4 based on 12 reviews

Cortland Rural Cemetery

Located just moments from the heart of the Cortland, NY, the Cortland Rural Cemetery gently rises northward from historic Tompkins Street. The site features 50 acres of winding drives, walking trails, interpretive signs, and labeled trees ~ amid islands of individual graves, family mausoleums, and monument groupings, and honoring the original, 19th century concept of a "rural cemetery."

Reviewed By Ted_and_Laura - Cortland, New YorkCortland, New York

Beautiful, historic self-guided tour material and markers

Cortland Rural Cemetery is a vibrant resource for Cortland and New York State history. It's beautiful and provides many resources for exploring and learning: self-guided tour map, educational signs about historic "residents", a broad variety of trees--man

6. Suggett House Museum and Kellogg Memorial Research Center

25 Homer Ave, Cortland, NY 13045-2018 Museums, History Museums
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5 based on 5 reviews

Suggett House Museum and Kellogg Memorial Research Center

Reviewed By Pam P - Johnstown, New YorkJohnstown, New York

Excellent Historic House Museum and Gift Shop

Each year the room settings change for this fine historic house museum and gift shop. Research your family ancestors here also! Free admission for ALL children and members! (Become a member on the spot!

7. Cortland Country Music Park

1824 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045-9612 Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Cortland Country Music Park

Country Music Venue, Campgrounds and New York State Country Music Hall of Fame.Welcome to the Country Music Park and Campgrounds. We are located in beautiful Cortland, New York; 1 mile east of Rt. 81 at 1824 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045.

Reviewed By Neverhome55 - Martville, New YorkMartville, New York

Very long day - Good Food - Mixed ratings on music

Went to the Country Music Park with a Senior Citizen group - 1st hour is for dancing - would begreat if there were partners so everyone could dance. Because there aren't, most people just sit for an hour. Then we had a very nice chicken bbq dinner - then

8. Hoxie Gorge State Forest

Hoxie Gorge Freetown Rd, Cortland, NY 13803 Nature & Parks, Forests, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By edgelea21 - Old Lyme, ConnecticutOld Lyme, Connecticut

Cortland n y

Great place to visit. Central New York is a wonderful place. The lakes, mountains, and things to see and do. Visit the Village of Homer. Like stepping back in time.

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