A Walk Through History


Meet characters from the past – Some you know, while others are little known, but all had a story.  Hear compelling tales — stories of people who had an impact on the development of Western New York and who shaped our history.

Erastus Granger – appointed by President Jefferson as Indian Agent, defended Black Rock along with Red Jacket and the Seneca’s in the War of 1812 including Joseph Ellicott, agent for Holland Land Investors; Cyrenius Chapin, defender of Buffalo that fateful day in December 1813; Mrs. Saint John, who stood up to the British that cold December night in 1813 pleading to be spared; Jesse Hawley, with his vision of a grand canal across New York State and others! First tour at 2:00 PM.  Pre-paid reservations at 716-579-2666

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