Scandalous Buffalo

Date/Time

Sep 13, 2020
09:45 AM until 11:30 AM

Description

oin us for a tour of the scandalous side of Buffalo history! On this downtown walking tour, you’ll learn some of the darker stories of the Queen City’s past. Stops included on the tour include the site of a triple hanging in 1825 and the former location of a Ku Klux Klan office. You’ll also find out what happened to the assassin who shot President William McKinley at Buffalo’s 1901 Pan-American Exposition.

On this tour, you’ll learn about the role some of Buffalo’s lawmen played in maintaining civil order, including a popular anti-Prohibition Mayor and the Erie County Sheriff who became the only American President to have executed a prisoner by hanging. The architectural landmarks of downtown Buffalo provide a magnificent backdrop for these stories, many of which sound straight from a movie script – but they’re all true!

This tour meets outside Spot Coffee at 227 Delaware Avenue, at the corner of Chippewa Street. Two-hour metered parking is available on Delaware Avenue and other nearby streets, or private parking lots are available – the closest is on Delaware Avenue, next to Spot Coffee. The nearest MetroRail station, Fountain Plaza, is three blocks away. Street parking downtown is free on weekends and after 5PM. This tour is approximately ninety minutes in length. 

Cost

General Admission - $15 Student - $5

Location

View map Spot Coffee
227 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202
Buffalo, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Explore Buffalo

Phone

716-245-3032

Contact email

explore@explorebuffalo.org

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