Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
This tour was developed by Historic Ithaca Inc.
The Village of Dryden, settled in 1797, is a vibrant rural community in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Located at the center of the Town of Dryden, the village was established at the crossing of two main roads, one running north to Cortland and the other running east to Virgil. Today, this historic crossroads remains at the core of downtown Dryden. The village boasts a charming business district, while the surrounding countryside is dotted with small farms and forests.
This brief tour features some of Dryden's noteworthy historic and architectural landmarks, including eight structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each site highlights a unique aspect of Dryden's development, a story that has been unfolding for over 200 years. Join us!
Please use discretion when approaching private property. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the Village of Dryden Tour!