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Buffalo History Tours

76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4106
+1 716-997-2245
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Historic Tour of Buffalo, NY

Buffalo did not make the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal made Buffalo. Our trip started on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wrberube33
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Northport, New York
Amazing boat tour and history lesson on Buffalo

This was great. A lesson on the growth of industry on Buffalo's waterfront. Our guide was very... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Bettine31
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New York
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Humorous, historical tours of Buffalo provided by a stand-up comic. Mostly accurate.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotel lafayette” (31 reviews)
“pub crawl” (25 reviews)
“buffalo history” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffalo did not make the Erie Canal, the Erie Canal made Buffalo. Our trip started on the waterfront on an openside bus. Our guide was the owner Officer O'Conner. He proved to be very entertaining and informative. Our trip started on the waterfront and with...More

Thank wrberube33
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was great. A lesson on the growth of industry on Buffalo's waterfront. Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke clearly and was easy to understand (Don? Dan? Ken? - so sorry I cannot remember his name!). The combination of being on the water, incredible things...More

Thank Bettine31
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My sister, visiting from Texas, and I took this tour during Friday's " monsoon" weather event. "Officer O"Connor" was very patient and safety oriented while deciding whether or not to begin the tour. The bus driver was amazing as visibility was non existent as we...More

Thank jpilato39
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This was a very fun tour. The laughs started at bus entry and were almost nonstop throughout the trip. Despite what "officer O'Connor" said, there was much to be learned of 19th century Buffalo and surrounding area. Don't miss this gem. You'll have a great...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A 90-minute float down the Buffalo river with narration describing the 175 year history of the river, including the world-famous collection of grain silos. The boat was large, clean and comfortable; the crew was extremely helpful and the narration was first-class. These folks love what...More

Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This tour by Mr. Dombrowski is Top Notch! I highly recommend this delightfully entertaining tour of the Hotel Lafayette- the Hotel is gem- great piece of Buffalo History and Renaissance.

Thank 259cheryle
NiagaraGuideGuy, Owner at Buffalo History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review. The Hotel has a wonderful story to tell, indeed!

Reviewed 17 November 2016

On November 15th Officer O'Connor gave a talk on the history of the Canal Side area. He was exceptionally good. I would highly recommend any tour he does. WONDERFUL! He seasoned the talk with lots of humor a great Irish accent.

Thank DragonBoater43
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Took their " haunted pub crawl " on 10/22/16 and can't understand why they call it a pub crawl, the only"pub" we visited was the tent at Canalside where it starts. I mistakenly told my friends we would be walking from bar to bar when...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I participated in the Haunted Pub Crawl that began in the Canalside District. Our tour guide was named Joel and was dressed in 19th century attire. We started at the Pavilion at Canalside and Where they served a 2 for 1 Lobatts...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Joel Dombrowski did a wonderful job describing the history of the Buffalo waterfront as our group toured the major sights. I especially enjoyed our short walk along the Erie Canal and his description of the submarine and battleships on display. He is both entertaining and...More

Thank tholcomb1949
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Kortney S
21 July 2016|
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Response from Maggiej1975 | Reviewed this property |
For our dinner there was a beef, chicken, potato, vegetable, salad and breadstick.
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Eileen S
28 August 2015|
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Response from NiagaraGuideGuy | Property representative |
I am a walking tour provider, I do not do boat cruises. You may have me confused with somebody else.
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h0tr0dders
9 August 2015|
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Response from NiagaraGuideGuy | Property representative |
call (716) 222-2432.
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