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Whether you’re curious about Buffalo’s presidential, industrial, architectural, military, immigrant, Native American, cultural or natural history, there’s a museum to share that story, from the Buffalo History Museum, housed in a stately building built for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, to the warships at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village and Museum, a living history site that will transport you back to pioneer life.

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Aurora Historical Museum

  • 300 Gleed Avenue
  • East Aurora, NY 14052
  • Phone: 716-652-4735
  • Visit Website

Museum contains the complete history of the town. Presented in sequence through Rex Jennings' murals and Aurora Historical Society collections. Closed holidays. *Part of the Western New York…more

The Benjamin and Dr. Edgar R. Cofeld Judaic Museum

  • 805 Delaware Avenue
  • Buffalo, NY 14209
  • Phone: (716) 836-6565
  • Visit Website

Collection of more than a thousand Judaic artifacts dating from 10th Century to the present, on display in three rooms.

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

This Buffalo waterfront attraction is the largest inland park of its kind in the nation. All branches of the Armed Forces are represented in the park's exhibits. Tour the decks and hulls of a guided…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

Buffalo Museum of Science

The Buffalo Museum of Science offers educational and exciting experiences the whole family can enjoy. From special traveling exhibits to a National Geographic 3D Cinema, collections of over 700,000…more

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Experience 19th Century life on the Niagara Frontier. Tour historic homes, gardens, churches, one-room schoolhouses and visit a working blacksmith shop. Learn about local history through exhibits on…more

Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum

Featuring automobiles made in Western New York including Pierce-Arrow and Thomas Flyer. Cars from 1903 to 1960s, muscle cars, etc. The museum offers a unique venue for parties, business meetings and…more

Clarence Historical Society

  • 10465 Main St
  • Clarence, NY 14031
  • Phone: (716) 759-8575
  • Visit Website

Please visit our Museum and open up your world to include the memoirs of Clarencians who fought in World War II, mined for gypsum rock, and invented the pacemaker. There's more to see and it's all on…more

Cobblestone Museum Complex

  • 14393 Ridge Road
  • (Routes 104 & 98)
  • Albion, NY 14411
  • Phone: (585)589-9013

Seven historic buildings featuring cobblestone masonry from the 1800s. A school, church and parsonage highlight this National Historic Landmark. Seasonal hours: Jun 23 - Labor Day, Tue - Sat 11am-5pm;…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

Desilu Studios

  • 2 W. Third Street
  • Jamestown, NY 14071
  • Phone: (716) 484-0800
  • Visit Website

Desilu Studios is devoted to the 'I Love Lucy' TV series. Inside, you’ll find complete re-creations of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s New York City apartment and the Hollywood hotel suite where Lucy…more

Elbert Hubbard/Roycroft Museum

  • 363 Oakwood Avenue
  • East Aurora, NY 14052
  • Phone: (716) 652-4735
  • Visit Website

1910 craftsmen bungalow containing a collection of books, letters, furniture, metal ware, leather crafts and art glass pertaining to Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft Arts and Crafts Movement. The…more

Erie Canal Discovery Center

A new state-of-the-art interpretive center for the Erie Canal, focusing on the role that Lockport played in canal history, and featuring a 20' x 13' Raphael Beck mural, "The Opening of the Erie Canal,…more

Father Baker Museum

  • 767 Ridge Road
  • Lackawanna, NY 14218
  • Phone: (716) 828-9444
  • Visit Website

Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Institutions in Lackawanna, NY were founded by Father Nelson Baker who has been declared "Venerable." The OLV staff hope that saintly Father Baker will soon be named,…more

Firemens' Memorial Exhibit Center

  • 4141 Seneca Street
  • West Seneca, NY 14224
  • Phone: (716) 712-0413
  • Visit Website

The Firemens' Memorial Exhibit Center of Western New York are tracing the history of fire fighting in this area with a priceless collection of memorabilia and equipment used from the days of the…more

Genesee Country Village and Museum

  • 1410 Flint Hill Road
  • Mumford, NY 14511
  • Phone: (585) 538-6822
  • Visit Website

Genesee Country Village & Museum is one of the largest living history museums in the nation. The museum is uniquely situated between Rochester and Buffalo in the beautiful hamlet of Mumford, New York.…more

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum welcomes the young at heart! Housed in the National Register listed Allan Herschell Carrousel Factory building, this attraction has exhibits, demonstrations, two…more

Holland Land Office Museum

Located in the 1815 office of the Holland Land Company, the museum focuses on the country's rich and diverse history and the Holland Land Company. Group tours welcome.

Iron Island Museum

  • 998 Lovejoy Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14206
  • Phone: (716)892-3084
  • Visit Website

The Iron Island Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of a neighborhood, in this case, the historic Lovejoy district. Displays chronicle the rich railroad history of the neighborhood, as well…more

Jefferson Street Heritage Gallery

  • 607 Jefferson Avenue
  • Buffalo, NY 14212
  • Phone: (716) 854-8392

The Jefferson Street Heritage Gallery is stocked with collectibles, antiques and research papers from eras long past, with a special section on "Black Buffalo."

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.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum North Hall

The Karpeles Manuscript Library is the world's largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. The library was founded in 1983 by California real estate magnates, David and Marsha…more

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Porter Hall

  • 453 Porter Avenue
  • Buffalo, NY 14213
  • Phone: (716) 885-4139
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The Karpeles Manuscript Library is the world's largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. The library was founded in 1983 by California real estate magnates, David and Marsha…more

Knight-Sutton Museum

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

A small history museum owned and operated by the Newstead Historical Society. Exhibit changes annually. Themes are diverse and have included "agriculture", "business", "the 1950's" and more. Please…more

Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society Museum

  • 66 Erie Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 849-0914
  • Visit Website

The museum - the former Howard H. Baker Company's ship chandlery built in 1896 - houses an extensive collection of maritime history relating to the creation of the Erie Canal. Photos, newspaper…more


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