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Stewart Park Then & Now - Guided Walking Tour of Stewart Park and Wharton Studio History

  • Stewart Park 1 James L Gibbs Drive Ithaca, NY, 14850 United States (map)

From its earliest use by the Cayuga Nation, the beautiful lakeside site that is now Stewart Park has a fascinating history. Originally known as Renwick Park, its main pavilions date back to the late 1890's. Soon thereafter, the park became a private amusement park featuring dance and picnic pavilions, a bandstand, and a beautiful water tower. In the 1910's a booming movie studio produced scores of silent films there. Explore the buildings and sites that capture the history of the park—and hear plans for its ongoing revitalization—on a guided walking tour led by Friends of Stewart Park’s Executive Director Rick Manning and Board Chair Diana Riesman, who is also Executive Director of the Wharton Studio Museum.

Meet at the Picnic (Large) Pavilion. Tickets $10; students/seniors $5; children under 12 free.

Proceeds benefit the work of Friends of Stewart Park. 


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