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The Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160
+1 716-873-9644
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Local History Museum

A beaux arts building from the 1901 World's Fair, this museum gives the more than casual visitor an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
This is a WONDERFUL museum!!!!!!

This was my first time here, and I went on the third Friday of the month which is always FREE... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160
+1 716-873-9644
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beaux arts building from the 1901 World's Fair, this museum gives the more than casual visitor an in-depth introduction to Buffalo history. Start upstairs with the Native American exhibit and Tim Russert's office, enjoy the changing exhibit on the ground floor, and head downstairs...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was my first time here, and I went on the third Friday of the month which is always FREE!!! (Thank you M & T). I loved being in the NEW YORK BUILDING, which was built for the l901 Pan Am Exhibition. All three floors...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 13 May 2017

It's been many years since I visited the Buffalo Museum and I was pleasantly surprised New exhibits yet you have the feeling of being set back in time. The building is old but the treasures inside are worth seeing. Plan on spending a whole day...More

Thank dphoser
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The rains were pouring and we needed something to do. Big plus, the museum was open to 5 p.m. This museum has three levels. It is chock full of Buffalo history. On the 3rd floor there is a tribute to Tim Russert. On the lower...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The last remaining building from the Pan American expo. It's important as a physical building as well as the collection. You can spend an hour there or longer if you linger at the exhibits. We enjoyed visiting. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Linda147
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great little museum however I do not believe it is of sufficient interest for children under the age of eight to be kept entertained. There were a few exhibits that were aimed for younger children but they either weren't working or the...More

Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is the only building that still remains from the Pan- American exhibition of 1901. As city museums go (as opposed to state museums) this is fairly impressive, and it is located near Delaware Park ( a Frederick Law Olmstead creation - the same guy...More

1  Thank smithnewland
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The history museum is located in a spectacular building that was erected during the Pan American Exposition of 1901. Having said that, many of the exhibits on the lower level were dusty and unkempt looking and left us very disappointed. By comparison, the displays on...More

Thank Iris W
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My parents and I visited here just a few weeks ago, and for a small museum focusing on local history, I was really impressed! First, we were warmly greeted by the gentleman at the front desk who asked my Dad if he was a veteran...More

Thank OrionOctober
Reviewed 4 January 2017

In a building, the ONLY building left from the 1901 world Expo...such a gorgeous building! Staff were helpful and cheerful. Loved the apostolict clock. Wonderful quilt exhibit and trains; so much to see and in a very well laid out order, too.

Thank Scouternurse S
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