Niagara Falls History Museum

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Niagara Falls History Museum

Niagara Falls History Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum is housed within the old Stamford Town Hall built in 1874. The Lundy's Lane Historical Society was given the building in 1971, becoming the Lundy's Lane Historical Museum. On January 1st, 2010, the City of Niagara Falls took direct operation of the museum and it became Niagara Falls History Museum. Housing a vast collection of Niagara Falls history, the Museum provides a showcase for the unique past of the famous city. The Museum's recent $12M renovation and expansion creates a dynamic space to examine and explore our diverse history. It re-opened to the public on July 21, 2012. The renovation and expansion was designed by Toronto architecture firm Moriyama and Teshima, and now features three remarkable galleries telling the most compelling Niagara Falls stories with engaging hands-on exhibitions. The Museum is located within steps of the Drummond Hill Cemetery, the focal point of the Battle of Lundy's Lane, considered the "bloodiest battle" of the War of 1812. The starting point for any trip to this battlefield will be a visit to the Museum.Besure to also check out the Battle Ground Hotel Museum and Willoughby Historical Museum.The Niagara Falls Museums are a municipally-run trio of sites dedicated to preserving the history of the City of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Using both artifacts and text, they highlight the large and small things that made up daily life in the area's rich history. The Niagara Falls History Museum looks at early Black history, the War of 1812, notables like Sir Isaac Brock and Laura Secord, and even historic souvenirs. The Battle Ground Hotel Museum focuses on early tourism, from a time when tourists came to see not just the falls but also the 1812 battlefield. And Willoughby Historical Museum looks at everyday rural life, as well as commemorating the Battle of Chippawa. All three sites offer extensive collections, as well as programs and activities for schools and the public. The History Museum and the Willoughby Museum also offer research opportunities.
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Happy traveller
Ontario, Canada87 contributions
Very interesting!
Sep. 2020
Explore Niagara Fall's history with a whole section on the War of 1812! I spent about 2 hours here. Well worth stopping in! (and it's Free!)
Written October 4, 2020
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Caitlyn
Quakertown, PA7 contributions
Enjoyable and cute museum
Aug. 2019
We try to always make at least one museum trip on every vacation. This one was perfect! We love history and museums that really show the culture of the place we are visiting. This museum had a whole floor of historical information but also an exhibit that had artifacts and family heirlooms donated from local residents with descriptions and stories to go along. It was also quite reasonably priced so over all, the perfect addition to our trip!
Written May 18, 2020
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Obada B
Windsor, Canada5 contributions
Today's visit.
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Niagara Falls museum is great. I recommend visiting. I learned so much from the staff. Ask for Jonathan, he is going to answer all of your questions related to the topic. In both languages; French and English
Written December 28, 2019
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Thanks for the review and glad you had a great visit. Jon is pretty great.
Written December 30, 2019
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happy4travel
Northern California1,291 contributions
Fun place to visit
Oct. 2019
There’s a great place to visit near Niagara Falls. Definitely worth the time, We enjoyed it immensely. Our friends raved about it. Niagara Falls History Museum was really amazing. The arts are very welcoming. We spent about 3 days and totally enjoyed ourselves.
Written December 15, 2019
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pepe574
Metro Minneapolis-saint Paul, Minnesota79 contributions
Great history
Oct. 2019
Three separate areas to view and explore. Admittance fee is $5.00 US money per person .Parking is an additional amount of $1.25 for an hour. I enjoyed this as it gave me the history to the area that I wanted to know.
Written October 13, 2019
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Califanna348
Silver Spring, MD1,314 contributions
Wheelchair accessible through the back entrance.
Sep. 2019
We visited the museum when they were having their Niagara Falls Night of Art which was a 'free night that included live music, art installations created specifically for this show, dozens of artists and artisans selling handmade pieces, food trucks, alcohol, and much, much more'. It ended up being a local community event and not very wheelchair accessible inside due to all the arts and crafts being displayed. However, it did give us a good view of the museum exhibits and the fact that the old building is connected to the new building via a walkway and elevator.

The wheelchair accessible entrance is in the back which means you need to access it via the small parking area off of Sylvia Place. They have one handicap parking spot. The wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main floor of the museum.
Written October 1, 2019
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00Bruce00
Manhattan Beach, CA177 contributions
Southern Ontario History and Culture
Jul. 2019
This museum is not so much about the Falls, but about southern Ontario and the Canadian side of the Falls. It's very engaging and you don't have to be a Canadian to appreciate it. A particular focus is the War of 1812, during which southern Ontario was a major battle-ground; we Americans can learn here that from the British (Canadian) point of view the "red coats" were the good guys, and nobody really won or lost the war. We spent about three hours there.
Written August 27, 2019
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ndragunat
Hartford, CT28 contributions
Great spot!
Jul. 2019 • Family
We really enjoyed this museum. Spent about 1-1.5 hours here with our kids (ages 9, 7, and 4). They have a kids 'scavenger' hunt (finding items throughout the museum) and also 1 page activity sheets for each gallery. Our kids loved this - it was educational and also kept them engaged. First floor exhibit was on the war of 1812 and second floor had a lot of displays and pictures/pieces relating to the falls (if you are pressed for time I would start with this gallery). The last gallery was a visiting artist display (it was a beading exhibit when we were there). They also have a nice gift shop. Well worth a stop here!
Written July 11, 2019
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Mike and Zoe
Montreal, Canada31 contributions
Nice street easy access
Jul. 2018 • Family
Wasn't what I expected but then again Niagra isn't that old to have much of a history . I find in some years there will be history
Written June 30, 2019
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MaksimsDad
Scott Depot, WV206 contributions
Nice Museum
Jun. 2019 • Family
We visited on a Thursday evening when they offered free admission. It was a nice museum that was very informative on the history of the area.
Written June 22, 2019
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Niagara Falls History Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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