Syracuse Landmarks Tour, Syracuse

Syracuse Landmarks Tour, Syracuse
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "GPSmyCity: Walks and Articles with Offline Maps" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Syracuse Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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The area where the city of Syracuse today stands was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century. Over the years, the city has grown rapidly, as it is located on the Erie Canal and at the junction of several major highways and railroad lines. The city has many well-preserved buildings that represent a variety of architectural styles. Take this tour to visit some of the most interesting landmarks in Syracuse.

Syracuse Landmarks Tour Map

Guide Name: Syracuse Landmarks Tour
Guide Location: USA » Syracuse (See other walking tours in Syracuse)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: AlexanderA
New York Central Station

1) New York Central Station

The first New York Central Railroad (NYC) station was erected in the middle of Vanderbilt Square. The original station was demolished in February 1870, and a new depot was built on Franklin and West Fayette Streets at the edge of Armory Square. The second NYC station was in use until 1895 when a third station was constructed at the corner of Montgomery and Fayette streets.

Major renovation of the third station took place in 1910, which included the installation of a "huge electric...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Columbus Statue

2) Columbus Statue (must see)

The idea to erect a monument to Christopher Columbus in Syracuse came from a group of Italian-Americans. Initially the statue was to modeled after one of Columbus located in Florence, Italy, but this idea was later set aside. In 1928 a contest was organized to select a design for the monument. After a few years of deliberation, it was decided to build the monument at St. Mary's Circle between the courthouse and the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. The monument was finally built in...   view more
Onondaga County Courthouse

3) Onondaga County Courthouse

The Onondaga County Courthouse, built from 1904 to 1907, was designed in the Neo-Classical style by architect Archimedes Russell. This style was typical for government buildings of this era. The courthouse is located in the historic area of the city, near the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. It was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1980. Today it serves as the Onondaga County and New York State 5th Judicial...   view more
Syracuse City Hall

4) Syracuse City Hall (must see)

Syracuse City Hall has an unusual design for a civic building. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by architect Charles E. Colton and was built between 1889 and 1893 using Onondaga limestone. The building has a 165-foot-high bell tower. There was some controversy regarding the bell, as the mayor wanted to use the bell from the original city hall that was demolished in order to make room for the new building. The architect opposed this idea, and the mayor decided to fire him. The...   view more
State Tower Building

5) State Tower Building

The State Tower Building is a high-rise building. Completed in 1928, at a cost of $1.5 million, the building remains the highest in Syracuse to date. It has 23 floors and rises 95.4 meters (312 feet) into the air. The building was designed as a large office building with the first 10 floors being large, and the top floors being setback and smaller such that one entity might occupy an entire floor. On the roof of the tenth floor was a deck on which there was a full service restaurant.

The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Hanover Square

6) Hanover Square

Hanover Square is a triangular-shaped public park located at the intersection of Warren, Water, and East Genesee streets. The triangle was originally named Veteran's Park. It was renamed to Hanover Square after the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument was dedicated in Clinton Square in 1910 and the function of commemorating Syracuse's war dead was shifted there.The trianguler shape of the park came as a result of the city's new grid street system in the early 19th century...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Niagara Mohawk Building

7) Niagara Mohawk Building

The Niagara Mohawk Building is an art deco classic building. It is a building of the Niagara Mohawk power utility company that is now a division of National Grid plc. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Niagara Hudson Building in 2010.

The Niagara Hudson Building in Syracuse is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture and a symbol of the Age of Electricity. Completed in 1932, the building became the headquarters for the nation’s largest electric utility...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Jefferson Clinton Hotel

8) Jefferson Clinton Hotel

The Jefferson Clinton Hotel was built in 1927. During the Great Depression, the hotel was taken over by the City of Syracuse and was renamed the Dome Hotel. This hotel closed in 1986 and remained vacant until 2001 when it reopened as Hawthorn Suites. The hotel has since won several awards, the most notable being 'Hotel of the Year' in...   view more


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