Eastern Walk of Rochester, Rochester (Self Guided)

The city of Rochester can boast many interesting and worthwhile places that reflect beauty, history, culture and nature, each of them able to impress and teach something new. Take this guide in order to discover entertaining offers within the city.
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Eastern Walk of Rochester Map

Guide Name: Eastern Walk of Rochester
Guide Location: USA » Rochester (See other walking tours in Rochester)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Author: Linda
Blue Cross Arena

1) Blue Cross Arena (must see)

If you are looking for some entertainment, check out the The Blue Cross Arena's program. The spot is a multifunctional venue that hosts a lot of different events such as live concerts, a circus, ice shows and sporting events. It was opened on October 18, 1955, as the Rochester Community War Memorial. After being closed for some renovation works, the arena received its present name and reopened on September 18, 1998, with a capacity of about 120,00 seats.
Geva Theatre Center

2) Geva Theatre Center (must see)

Geva Theatre Center has something to offer to everybody, catering to different tastes and preferences, from classic plays, adopted to contemporary world and musicals, to comedies and profound dramas. Since its establishment in 1972, the theatre managed to become one of the most appreciated ones in the state and attract a lot of visitors, thanks to its aspiration to perfection and development.
Oxford Gallery

3) Oxford Gallery

For more than 40 years, the Oxford Gallery has shown off the most beautiful contemporary artworks. More than 60 artists, famous in the region or state, collaborate with the gallery, hence offering collectors the opportunity to purchase artists' fine works. The gallery's collection includes paintings, sculptures and prints, and also works dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 pm.
Craft Company No.6

4) Craft Company No.6

Craft Company No.6 allows you to experience an unique pleasure and joy by admiring and buying original and beautiful handmade objects. It is bustling with creativity, reflected not only in the things one can buy, but also in the decor and arrangement. The gallery offers unique jewellery, furniture, woodcrafts, pottery and much more, and has nine rooms and courtyards for you to discover. Located in the historic building of the Victorian firehouse engine, Craft Company is an important part of the cultural heritage.
Asbury First Methodist Church

5) Asbury First Methodist Church

Asbury First United Methodist Church is located on East Avenue in Rochester. It traces its heritage to several Rochester congregations dating back to the 1820s. In its current form, it is the result of a 1934 merger of First Church and Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. With a congregation of 2,300 people, it is the largest United Methodist church in the Rochester area.

Asbury First presents an annual concert series featuring regional musicians and national touring groups. The Asbury First Dining and Caring Center serves meals to the homeless, the Asbury First Storehouse provides donated clothing, kitchenware, and bedding. The church also supports a Grocery Bag Ministry, Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network, School 41 tutoring and outreach, and projects in India, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

The present church building was constructed in 1953-55 in the American Gothic style. The education wing was added in 1961. The stained glass windows were designed by George Haushalter. The construction and style owes much to the dedication of Dr. Weldon Crossland, minister for 28 years. Two mansions are also part of the campus. 1050 East Ave is considered one of the most important 19th century houses surviving in Rochester; it was built in 1890. The building now houses the church’s administrative offices.

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Rochester Medical Museum and Archives

6) Rochester Medical Museum and Archives

Rochester Medical Museum and Archives stores a huge collection of hospitals archives, reflecting the growth of Rochester's General Hospital since 1847 till the present as well as the development of medicine in the city. It provides important information about Rochester’s healthcare and its history, including a total of nineteen collections. Here you can find a gallery, comprising photos, arts and vignettes, and a gift shop, which helps to maintain and develop the archives programs with the money it makes.
Artisan Works

7) Artisan Works

Those who love art will be delighted by more than 40,000 pieces of art, including sculptures, paintings, cartoons, prints and even furniture, as well as other interesting works by local and world famous artists. All this is arranged on 40,000 sq. feet of art related space. A memento of your visit can be bought in the gift shop and if you are hungry, a self-serve snack bar is available. You are welcome Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Walking Tours in Rochester, New York

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Create Your Own Walk in Rochester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rochester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Overlooking Lake Ontario from the American side, Rochester, NY is one of the "most livable" cities in the U.S. Apart from the Genesee River’s High Falls, downtown Rochester abounds in many other, man-made attractions: cultural spots, historic and architectural landmarks. Among them the Kodak Tower, the National Museum of Play, the Memorial Art Gallery and more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Brown's Race Historic District Tour

Brown's Race Historic District Tour

Brown's Race area is one of the most valuable districts in the city, illustrating the inceptions of many important brands and inventions. The area comprises historic buildings, which houses valuable factories, and gives you the opportunity to get familiar with Rochester's industrial history. Take this tour and discover the wonders of Brown's Race district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester

Neighbourhood of The Arts Tour in Rochester

One of the most interesting and worthwhile visiting areas of Rochester is The Neighbourhood of the Arts, a place vibrating with creativity and talent. It includes valuable museums, galleries, artist studios and other cultural institutions that can be discovered by taking this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Religious Tour of Rochester

Religious Tour of Rochester

The city of Rochester's community is diverse and thus many religions are observed within its borders. The spiritual attitude is reflected by the historic churches, their congregations and architectural elements. Take this tour and discover the most interesting and beautiful religious venues.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Rochester for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Rochester has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Rochester, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.