Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and numerous other Auburn notables are buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery (19 Fort St., 315/253-8132, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri.), on a hill to the west side of State Street. Native Americans used the site as burial grounds as early as A.D. 1100.
A large stone fortress-gate marks the cemetery entrance, while inside towers the 56-foot-high Logan Monument. Erected upon a mound believed to be an ancient Native American altar, the monument pays homage to Logan, or Tahgahjute, the famed Cayuga orator born near Auburn  in 1727. Logan befriended the European settlers until 1774, when a group of marauding Englishmen massacred his entire family in the Ohio Valley.
In retaliation, he scalped more than 30 white men. Later that same year in Virginia, at a conference with the British, he gave one of the most moving speeches in early American history. “Logan never felt fear,” he said. “He will not turn his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one.”