Canalside Walking Tour

African American Veterans Monument - 236 Erie St.
44 Prime Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

April 6, 2024

Starting: 10:00 AM

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Buffalo grew from the water’s edge, as the Erie Canal and later the railroads brought unprecedented commerce and industry to the city. This waterfront walking tour will explore the area of the Erie Canal’s 1825 western terminus, which is known today as Canalside and the site of ongoing development as the city returns its focus to the water. The redevelopment of Canalside and new waterfront attractions are featured in this tour, along with the history of the Erie Canal and development of the grain elevator and other waterfront industry.

This tour meets at the African American Veterans Monument, at the corner of Erie Street and Marine Drive (use 236 Erie Street, Buffalo NY 14202 in Google Maps). The African American Veterans Monument is next to the 100-foot tall Rotary Flagpole.