The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village features indoor and outdoor tours of local historic buildings and hands-on exhibits about life in previous centuries.
For an institution devoted to preserving the history of the Queen City, visit The Buffalo History Museum. Even the building is an artifact—it’s the only remaining permanent structure from the Pan American Exposition in 1901. And don’t miss the eew exhibit of Tim Russert’s office.
Any WWII buffs on board? Don’t miss the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, the largest inland park of its kind in the nation.
Few inventions have impacted our lives as much as the automobile. The Buffalo Transportation/Pierce Arrow Museum features a number of automobiles manufactured right here in Buffalo.
The automobile wasn’t the only form of transportation that changed lives. Take a two hour boat ride along the Erie Canal, a national historic landmark, with Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises. Then visit the interactive exhibits at the Erie Canal Discovery Center.
History comes alive at Old Fort Niagara, featuring a real 18th century fortress with original stone buildings and fortifications. While you’re there, participate in a musket demonstration, or be recruited to King George III’s royal army.
More than one hundred years ago history was made on Delaware Avenue. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site is a must-see site in Buffalo.
Plan to stop at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum to see a number of historic documents from the world’s largest private collection.
The Buffalo Central Terminal, an art deco style train station was completed in 1929.
The Buffalo Niagara region played a vital role in the escape of former slaves. Learn all about it with the Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara exhibit at the Castellani Art Museum.
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was once a working factory and leading producer of carrousels and children’s rides. Now, it is a tribute to the industry, with an original, antique Herschell Carrousel visitors can ride on-site.
The Rev. J. Edward Nash helped to organize the Niagara Movement, a forerunner to the NAACP. See his home and a collection of artifacts and papers at the Nash House Museum.
Tour the one hundred year old Original American Kazoo Company and make your very own kazoo!
The recently renovated Riviera Theater and Performing Arts Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Don’t miss the 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer organ.