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Historic Sites

Stand where Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office, discover Underground Railroad stops, visit the gravesite of Millard Fillmore, hang out in a jazz club that brought in legends like Billie Holiday and Count Basie, and learn how the Erie Canal turned Buffalo into an industrial powerhouse. You’ll find important historical sites seemingly anywhere you turn in Buffalo Niagara.

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Buffalo River History Tours

  • One Naval Park Cove
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 796 - 4556
  • Visit Website


Take a cruise through history and join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience…more

Forest Lawn


Breathtaking historic 269-acre cemetery in the heart of Buffalo, NY. Founded in 1849, Forest Lawn contains outstanding examples of funerary art, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Blue Sky…more

Vidler's 5 & 10


Perhaps the largest 5 & 10 in the world, Vidler’s is much more than a store – we’re shopping entertainment at its best! Relax and enjoy a trip back in time as you stroll through our amazing five and…more

Broadway Market

  • 999 Broadway
  • Buffalo, NY 14212
  • Phone: (716) 893-0705
  • Visit Website


Celebrate the Broadway Market's 125th anniversary this year! Since 1888, the Broadway Market has been known for unique products and personal service. The market is famous for its family owned…more

Buffalo Fire Department's Historic Fireboat

  • 155 Ohio Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Phone: (716) 846-4265
  • Visit Website


A National Historic Landmark, the E. M. Cotter, is the oldest active fireboat in the world. It was built in Elizabeth, New Jersey and arrived in Buffalo November 6, 1900. Built and commissioned during…more

Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum

  • 1850 William Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14206
  • Phone: (716) 892-8400
  • Visit Website


Dating from the 1850s, exhibits include an 1850 hand-pumper; 1865 soda/acid cart; 1907 hose wagon and steamer; 1919 Ahrens-Fox pumper. Closed holidays. Group tours by appointment. Firefighting…more

Canalside


This summer, over 800 events and activities will encompass a wide range of programming including regularly scheduled family programs featuring Explore & More...a children's museum, Buffalo Museum of…more

Chautauqua Institution


Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith…more

Cobblestone District


Historic district in downtown Buffalo with a wide variety of nightlife entertainment for live comedy acts, live music, great restaurants, bars & lounges in some of Buffalo's oldest and coolest…more

Colonel William Bond House

  • 143 Ontario Street
  • Niagara County Historical Society, Inc.
  • Lockport, NY 14094
  • Phone: (716)434-7433
  • Visit Website


This 1824 National Register Home was constructed one year before the opening of the Erie Canal and stands as one of the oldest houses in Lockport. It has 12 furnished Empire style rooms. Closed…more

Colored Musicians Club Museum

  • 145 Broadway
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Phone: (716) 842-0969
  • Visit Website


The Colored Musicians Club is the only remaining African American club of its kind in the United States. In 1999, it was designated a historical preservation site. Currently, the Club is promoting…more

Concordia Cemetery

  • 438 Walden Avenue
  • Buffalo, NY 14211
  • Phone: (716)892-2909
  • Visit Website


Founded in 1859, the 15 acres of Concordia is the final resting place for over 17,000 residents of Buffalo, including over 450 war veterans of which 132 are Civil War soldiers including members of the…more

Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

  • 51 Queens Parade Road
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
  • Phone: (905) 468-6614
  • Visit Website


Built over 200 years ago by the British Army, the buildings of Fort George have been reconstructed to commemorate the important history represented by the site. Visitors can experience every day life…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

Historic Palace Theatre


A proscenium-arch space built in 1925, designed with a mix of art deco and Italian Renaissance styles complete with beautiful wall and ceiling murals. In 1999, Curtain Up Productions became the…more

Jell-O Gallery and Leroy House

  • 23 E Main Street
  • Le Roy, NY 14482
  • Phone: (585) 768-7433
  • Visit Website


An exhibit of America's Most Famous Dessert that was introduced in LeRoy in 1897, and a 19th century home built by the LeRoy family in 1822. Open year-round. Closed holidays.

Kenan Center


Campus includes the 1850s Kenan House, a historic residence that serves as a regional community center providing arts, education and recreation programs. Facilities and amenities include a year-round…more

Lafayette Square

  • Main @ Court Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202


Lafayette Square (formerly Court House Park or Courthouse Square) is a park in the center of downtown Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States that hosts a Civil War monument. The block, which…more

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Memorial

  • Rath Building
  • 95 Franklin Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202


The enemy nicknamed Lt. Col. Matt Urban "The Ghost" during World War II because although they wounded him, they could never kill him. He led his troops through six campaigns in North Africa, Sicily,…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

Millard Fillmore House

  • 24 Shearer Avenue
  • East Aurora, NY 14052
  • Phone: (716) 652-2621
  • Visit Website


A National Historic Landmark house, which President Millard Fillmore helped build and lived in from 1826-1830. It contains furnishings and artifacts connected with Millard Fillmore's life. Beautiful…more

Niagara Square

  • One Niagara Square
  • Buffalo, NY 14202


Niagara Square is a public square located at the intersections of Delaware Avenue, Court Street, Genesee Street, and Niagara Street in Buffalo, New York. It is the central hub of Joseph Ellicott's…more

Old Fort Erie

  • 350 Lakeshore Road
  • Fort Erie, ON L2A 1B6
  • Phone: (905) 871-0540
  • Visit Website


Award winning attraction and beautiful historic site overlooking Lake Erie and the Niagara River. See website for complete list of events, such as the Siege of the Old Fort Re-enactment Weekend and…more

Old Fort Niagara

  • 2 Scott Avenue, Fort Niagara State Park
  • PO Box 169
  • Youngstown, NY 14174
  • Phone: (716) 745-7611
  • Visit Website


Three-hundred years of history, just minutes from the Falls. The site of historic battles and sieges, trading and conquest, Old Fort Niagara is an exciting place where the past comes to life.…more

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