City of Light Bus Tour


Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 24, 2018
12:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday.


At the end of the nineteenth century, Buffalo was a major American city in the forefront of technological progress.  It was a busy inland port and a railroad hub with heavy industry and state-of-the-art electricity – all of which brought great wealth to the city.  These economic and technological developments culminated in 1901 when Buffalo hosted a spectacular world’s fair: the Pan-American Exposition.

Experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, City of Light, which is set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century. Join us on this three-hour bus tour to see many of the locations featured in the novel, including the site of the Pan-American Exposition grounds, historic mansions, and downtown landmarks.

The tour makes several stops to visit building interiors, including Hotel Henry at the Richardson-Olmsted Campus. Each stop includes a short distance of walking and some stairs, including getting on and off the bus.


General Admission $40 or Explorer Pass Holders: $35


View map Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY

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