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What is a Food & History Tour?

This tour will provide you with a history of Oswego through time while admiring the many historic structures on our walk. You will also enjoy many edible samples of privately owned restaurants and businesses.


What is a Short-Cut Tour?

Much less walking but the same amount of tasting with Historical
& local stories along the way.


Tour Information

  • When: Thursday, Friday, & Saturdays
  • Cost: $45.00
  • What's included: All food tastings and guided tour
  • Who: Participants must be comfortable walking 1.5 miles over a 3 hour period of time
  • Capacity: 12
  • Wear: Comfortable clothing & shoes. If rain is forecasted bring rain gear. If snow is forecasted or on the ground wear boots and snow gear.
  • Weather: Tours take place rain or shine. If it snows heavily or ices, a tour can be cancelled by the guide. If the guide cancels due to extreme weather you will receive a full refund.

The Short-cut Tour

The tour starts in the parking lot at the corner of West 1st & West Cayuga Street.  

Our Historic Walk

We walk towards CupCakers and cross West 1st to walk to the Oswego River where you will hear about Oswego hey-day. Then we have several tastings and walk back to West 1st for more viewings & tastings. Walking between tastings is minimal.


The Food & History Tour

The tour starts in the parking lot next to Pontiac Apartments.  

Our Historic Walk

We walk towards Utica St. Bridge to the train bridge, then backtrack thru the municipal buildings and down 1st Street. After LaParilla we walk up Bridge St. to 5th St. across the top of Historic Franklin Square and down W. 1st St. for the rest of our tastings and a peek at the historic light house.

Our Tasting Menu of Possibilities

  • Taste the World -  Specialty foods coffee shop
  • Man in the Moon Candies -  Quality candy for today's generation
  • Dino's House of Burgers -  A family run quick service, child friendly restaurant
  • The Cutting Board -  Specialty sandwich shop
  • Maria's Family Restaurant -  Family diner
  • Coffee Connection -   Great coffee, teas treats
  • LaParrilla -   Quaint Mediterranean-style bistro with a selection of farm-fresh fare
  • Oswego Bagelry  -   Bagel creamcheese
  • The Cellar Door Brewing Co. -   Micro brew
  • Water Street Cafe -   Sassy menu with ecletic atmosphere
  • Cupcakers -   Gourmet cupcakes
  • Chelle's Bake Shop -   Savory sweet delites
  • Red Sun -   Wood fired kitchen with chef prepared meals

****Please note that substitutions can be made depending upon restaurant availabilty****

Experience the tastes of Oswego while learning about what
makes our area so special


Upstate New York food Tour Trail

Explore the bountiful food and drink of the Empire State through immersive walking food tours in nine Upstate New York cities. After your first tour, enjoy 10% off any other tour in the Trail!

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