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Architecture Tours

From a guided walking tour of Buffalo's historic downtown buildings with Buffalo Tours, to a spooky ghost walk with Mason Winfield, to an exploration of Buffalo's hidden taverns and pubs with Forgotten Buffalo Tours, there are plenty of great ways to tour Buffalo's architecture by foot, boat or bus.

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Buffalo Central Terminal

  • 495 Paderewski Drive
  • Buffalo, NY 14212
  • Phone: (716) 810-3210
  • Visit Website

The Buffalo Central Terminal, built by the New York Central Railroad and designed by architects Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, opened to the public on June 22, 1929. At one time, this…more

Buffalo City Hall Guided Tour

  • 65 Niagara Square
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 852-3300
  • Visit Website

Take a free-guided walking tour of one of the largest City Hall's in the United States, Buffalo City Hall. Built between 1929-1931 by Dietel & Wade with Sullivan W. Jones in Art Deco. Meet inside the…more

Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

  • 65 Niagara Square
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 852-3300
  • Visit Website

To see "Windows on Buffalo", take an elevator to the 25th floor and walk up 3 flights for a spectacular view of the Queen City! Dedicated in 1932, City Hall is an Art Deco masterpiece with outstanding…more

Buffalo on Foot

  • 617 Main Street
  • Market Arcade Building
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Phone: (716) 852-2356
  • Visit Website

A walking tour of Buffalo's historic neighborhoods, including things to see and do and places to eat. With architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson, Richard Upjohn and Eliel…more

Buffalo Tours

  • 617 Main Street
  • Market Arcade Building
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 852-3300
  • Visit Website

Buffalo is nationally known for its rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and architectural gems. We arrange private group tours, step-on guides, and educational field trips on request! Visitors and…more

Buffalo Trolleys

  • 1625 Buffalo Avenue
  • Suite 1A
  • Niagara Falls, NY 14303
  • Phone: (716) 668-6000
  • Visit Website

Buffalo Trolleys goal is to provide you and your guests with the most upscale, professional customer service and transportation available. Buffalo Trolleys has been transporting guests around the…more

Erie Canal Harbor Tour

  • 1 Naval Park Cove
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 852-3300
  • Visit Website

Take a free-guided walking tour of the historic and emerging Canal District along Buffalo's Waterfront. This tour operates Friday-Sunday at 1pm June-September. Meet at the Whipple Truss Bridge just…more

Explore Buffalo

See the work of America's greatest architects, learn about Buffalo's rich history, and visit places you've always wanted to go with Explore Buffalo! Our highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced…more

Forgotten Buffalo Tours

  • 244 Potters Road
  • Buffalo, NY 14220
  • Phone: (716) 833-5211
  • Visit Website

The region's authority on unique landmarks, classic taverns, old world neighborhoods and "Nickel City" oddities presents Buffalo's original "Off The Beaten Track" tours. Tours allow "urban explorers"…more

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

In 1910, at the age of 43, Frank Lloyd Wright traveled to Europe to present what would become his most beloved collection of structure illustrations: the Wasmuth Portfolio. One of these famous…more

Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

Set high on a cliff with sweeping views over Lake Erie, Graycliff stands as an architectural jewel awaiting your discovery. Built between 1926 and 1931, the Graycliff estate was designed by the…more

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex

Constructed between 1903 and 1905 as the home of Darwin and Isabelle Martin, the Martin House exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie House" ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works.…more

Guaranty Building

  • 28 Church Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716)852-2356

From architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the Guaranty Building was built between 1895-1896. Louis Sullivan's most mature skyscraper, its terra cotta facade and clean vertical lines are…more

Historic Buffalo River Tours - Industrial Heritage Committee

  • 79 Marine Drive
  • Erie Basin Marina
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 856-6696
  • Visit Website

The Industrial Heritage Committee present Historic Buffalo River Tours, which provide a sailors eye view of the grain elevators, industries and green space along the shores of the Buffalo River. They…more

Hotel Lafayette Tours

  • 391 Washington St.
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Phone: (716) 222-2432
  • Visit Website

A 45 minute guided tour of the Hotel @ the Lafayette. Tours run every Sunday during the Pan-Am Grill’s Brunch on the hour. On this tour you’ll discover: How the Lafayette was renovated - The…more

Hull Family Home & Farmstead

  • 5976 Genesee Street
  • Lancaster, NY 14086
  • Phone: (716) 681-6451
  • Visit Website

Distinctive c. 1810 Federal-style house is Erie County's oldest home, currently under restoration as a living history experience interpreting WNY's pre-Erie Canal frontier settlement and family life.…more

Market Arcade

  • 617 Main St.
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Phone: (716) 220-8468

Designed in 1892 by Buffalo architects Edward B. Green and William S. Wicks, the Market Arcade is the city's only historic covered shopping arcade. This nineteenth century building type, which first…more

Mason Winfield's Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc.

Take a walk on the spiritual side. Author and researcher Mason Winfield's "haunted history" tours of village streets are good-natured fun and serious research. History, architecture, mystery,…more

Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo

  • 14 Lafayette Square, Suite 1425
  • Buffalo, NY 14201
  • Phone: (716) 854-3749
  • Visit Website

Open air bus tours with 360 degree views of historical and architectural attractions. Campaign for Greater Buffalo offers neighborhood walking and bus tours. Scheduled and group tours by appointment.

Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica

  • 767 Ridge Road
  • Lackawanna, NY 14218
  • Phone: (716) 828-9444
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One of Western New York's most exquisite landmarks, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica attracts visitors worldwide. Rivaling the great churches of Europe, the Basilica was built in 1926…more

Personal Custom Tours of Buffalo

  • Various Locations
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 883-9044

Personal-Guided Tour of Buffalo. Call to reserve and choose what area of interests you want to explore.

Rich-Twinn Octagon House

  • 145 Main Street
  • Akron, NY 14001
  • Phone: (716)542-7022
  • Visit Website

Listed in the National Register of Historic Sites and built in 1849, this is the only octagon house erected in Erie County during the nineteenth century. The Greek Revival home is beautifully restored…more

Richardson Olmsted Complex

  • 400 Forest Ave
  • Buffalo, NY 14213
  • Phone: (716) 849-6070
  • Visit Website

The Richardson Olmsted Complex is part of Buffalo’s reputation as an architectural powerhouse. Formerly the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, the complex was a partnership between noted American…more

Shea's Historic Tours

  • 646 Main Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 847-1410
  • Visit Website

Shea's Performing Arts Center is a major cultural institution that has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. Designed by C.W. and George L. Rapp of Chicago, Shea's features an…more

Shea's Performing Arts Center

Built in 1926 in the style of a European opera house, and one of only four Tiffany-designed theaters still in existence, Shea's Performing Arts Center continues to entertain audiences today with…more


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