Welcome to Auburn! Located on the former site of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center welcomes visitors to History’s Hometown. The Center features a state-of-the-art exhibition titled “Seeing Equal Rights in NYS” where New York State’s progressive history supporting equality comes to life through interactive displays. Experience the creative ways New Yorkers organized to stand for justice, and learn about the key contributors from the 1800s to modern day. Think: songs, speeches, portraits, posters, and videos that prompt visits to interpretive centers statewide.

The family friendly facility also offers free Wi-Fi, public restrooms, and regionally sourced products in the Taste NY Market. Guests can relax and unwind on the green space or admire the bronze statue of Harriet Tubman in the courtyard—a photograph opportunity not to be missed—and find all travel resources like paper guides, maps, brochures, and I Love NY trip-planning kiosks at this one-stop tourist hub.

Courtney Rae Kasper,
Visitor Experience Manager

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center
25 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 258-9820

Equal Rights Heritage Center  January – April 2019 Hours: Open 7 days a week 10am-4pm
Taste NY Market, Winter Hours  January – March 2019 Hours: Open Thursday – Sunday 10am-4pm

In the News

Biggest Local Stories of ’18 – Equal Rights Heritage Center opens in downtown Auburn ~The Citizen, Auburn, NY December 30, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn ~Office of the Governor, NY.gov

$10 million Auburn Welcome Center opens; Harriet Tubman statue unveiled ~News Channel 9 Syracuse, NY

Five things you might not know about Auburn’s Equal Rights Heritage Center ~by David Wilcox, The Citizen, Auburn, NY

Taste NY at the NYS Equal Rights
Heritage Center

25 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Market Manager: Heather Ward
Phone: 315-258-9820
Email: hab27@cornell.edu
Web: https://taste.ny.gov/store/equal-rights-heritage-center-auburn