DMH-Barton-House

Through September

Martin House offers all tours

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House (125 Jewett Parkway)

martinhouse.org, 856-3858

Historic sites such as the Martin House were the last to fully open for tours, but finally all restrictions have been lifted and mixed groups can once again explore the fully restored property. Consider a landscape tour; the original Wright-designed landscape, including the distinctive Floricycle, has been replanted throughout the grounds.

 


 

Through September

Preservation Passports

A new program from Preservation Buffalo Niagara includes five historic district tours: the Hamlin Park Historic District in Buffalo, the Sweeney Estate Historic District in North Tonawanda, the Park Place Historic District in Niagara Falls, the Broadway Historic District in Lancaster, and the Jamestown Downtown Historic District. Purchase a booklet and all five travelog or invest in a starter kit which includes the booklet, a tote, the travelog, and more.

preservationbuffaloniagara.org, 852-3300

 


 

 

September 4–5

War of 1812 Encampment

Learn about life at Fort Niagara during the War of 1812. Includes tactical demonstrations, uniform programs, living history programs, and a lecture by noted War of 1812 historian Richard V. Barbuto. 

Old Fort Niagara

(102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown)

oldfortniagara.org, 745-7611

 

September 18–19

Raid and Retribution

A grand encampment of the American revolution takes place all day.

Old Fort Niagara

(102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown)

oldfortniagara.org, 745-7611

 

Through September

Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours

A wide range of themed tours are offered, including Best of Buffalo, Murder Mystery, Queen for a Day, and more.

(1 Marine Drive)

buffalodoubledeckerbus.com, 246-9080 

 

Buffalo History Museum

Guests should pre-register on Eventbrite for general admission to the museum. Enjoy free admission to both the museum and the Resource Center (459 Forest) on the monthly Third Friday, September 17; check website for programs. Exhibits at the museum include Fifty Years of Conservation, Icons: Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports, Inside Tim Russert’s Office, and more. 

(One Museum Court)

buffalohistory.org, 873-9644

 

Buffalo Science Museum

Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar is now open, along with ongoing permanent exhibits. Please note that pre-purchased tickets are required for nonmembers. 

Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

(1020 Humboldt Pkwy)

sciencebuff.org, 896-5200 ext. 345

 

Explore Buffalo

In-person touring is back, including American Masters, Silo City Ground/Vertical, Best of Buffalo, Downtown Murals, and many more, including bike tours. Check the website; reservations must be made in advance. Mask-wearing and social distancing required. 

explorebuffalo.org, 245-3032

 

Herschell Carrousel Museum

Adults can ride the “Big” 1916 Number One Special Carrousel; there is also a Kiddie Carrousel. Check the website for special events. 

(180 Thompson Street, North Tonawanda)

693-1885, carrouselmuseum.org

 

Martin House Tours

The Martin House campus is considered one of the great achievements of Frank Lloyd Wright’s career. With the lifting of all state restrictions, docent-led tours, including the second floor, are being offered, as well as twilight behind-the-scenes and photography tours. Also new: landscape tours. Register online.

(125 Jewett Parkway)

martinhouse.org, 856-3858

 

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site 

Visit the house where Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office, where the modern presidency began, and where a legend was introduced to the world.

(641 Delaware Avenue) 

TRSITE.ORG, 884-0095

 

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