New to or visiting the Rochester area? Been here a while but still interested in learning more? It’s a great city, but to truly sleuth out the clues to its rich history, architectural styles and attractions, you’ll need a guide. That’s where we come in.
is a free guided walking tour of Rochester, NY that encompasses approximately 2 ½ miles of two of Rochester’s most popular cultural areas. In addition to walking through the grounds of the George Eastman Museum, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center, you’ll discover the history of Rochester’s urban forest, its reputation as the World Image Center, and learn about some famous (and infamous) Rochesterians. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a variety of architectural styles, visit a church, and wander through beautiful urban neighborhoods featuring unusual shops and restaurants.
Our goal at is to acquaint new residents, visitors, and all who desire, with what The Flower City has to offer. If you haven’t a clue about what to expect or just want to investigate Park Avenue and NOTA, please join us as we detect !
There are no up-front charges - we follow a “pay what you may” model. Why do we do it like this? Elementary! You get to determine what, if anything, a tour was worth, thus ensuring that we give our best on every tour. That makes it more challenging for us and more fun for all.
Sprawling collection from medieval to contemporary works, with paintings by Rembrandt & Monet. Centennial Park on grounds features sculptures by Tom Otterness, George Rickey, Albert Paley and other world-renowned artists. Half-price admission on Thursdays after 5PM.
Village Gate is home to various independent shops, restaurants, salons, offices, and loft residences. Regional artist studios and workshops. Not far behind the Village Gate is the Legal Wall, a popular graffiti spot named for the fact that the landlord has granted permission for it to be tagged.
School of the Arts is a progressive alternative public middle school and high school.
The Rochester Museum & Science Center is dedicated to community education in science, technology and local history. Discount admission with Some Things Afoot business card.
Known for both its technical and programming innovations, our Planetarium's 65-foot diameter dome seats 225. Telescope is open to public by appointment on Saturdays. Discount admission with Some Things Afoot business card.
One of the world's leading institutions in photographic preservation and conservation. Discount admission with Some Things Afoot business card.
A welcoming urban congregation with broad services for members and the community.
A unique gallery housed in a Victorian Era firehouse, with a selection of handmade jewelry, home décor and gifts.
Family owned and in same location since 1945. Little on the outside, big on the inside.
Family owned since 1946. Unique recipes and homemade candies.
Start and finish at Park & Berkeley — where X marks the spot. Your guide, Patrick Adams.