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Cortland Curiosities

Quirky, whacky and occasionally spooky, the Cortland Curiosities Strange and Forgotten History Trail is your ultimate guide to exploring the bizarre side of Cortland County, New York. Explore our county’s weird and magical past, and get to know many of its larger-than-life historical characters along these fascinating stops that will take you through all things unusual about our little corner of New York.

Cortland Rural Cemetery

Established in 1853, this open-air museum is a beautiful 19th-century Victorian garden cemetery is 50 acres and is the final resting place for 18,000 people. Walk the cemetery yourself with an interactive cemetrail tour and admire the beauty of the headstones and the impressive diverse species of trees to discover those who helped shaped Cortland history.
110 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Experience Cortland GeoTour

Experience the history and beauty of Cortland County by embarking on our GeoTour. Travel across the rolling hills of the eastern Finger Lakes and learn about a Civil War encampment, Cortland’s connection to major league baseball, the most unusual grave marker you will ever see and more.
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