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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Open Now: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Found this hidden gem after using 'google' for historic places. Was very impressed with the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Overall a good place for people interested in (local) history

I have taken my children here in the past and have also taken teacher groups for in-service... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Heidi Z
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is the premier living history museum in the Buffalo Niagara Region and features a 25,000 square foot museum open year round and 35 acres of historic grounds with 11 historic structures which are open during the...more
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3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228-1563
+1 716-689-1440
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Found this hidden gem after using 'google' for historic places. Was very impressed with the buildings that were open. We were able to take our time with the help of a complementary wheelchair. Relatives living in the area have never been here and were encouraged...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We went for Maple weekend. The food was plentiful and the servers on top of things and friendly. What we did see for exhibits was pretty cool but there were a number of them that you could not go inside to see. I did like...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mjw9326
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I was shocked to find out few people in the area have actually visited this wonderful place. The docents are excellent and the buildings varied and representative of an upstate village of the era 19th century. I attended the Highland Games here and spent quite...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

I have taken my children here in the past and have also taken teacher groups for in-service teaching. The staff are generally very nice and helpful and the grounds are quite impressive for the really limited budget they operate with. There is the main building...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Heidi Z
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This museum is a great place to visit with young kids. The exhibits are kid friendly and very informative. It was like stepping back in time!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BuffaloBird
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We attended the Scottish Festival in August. Had a very nice time. It was well organized and efficiently laid out on the grounds. The museum was also open for browsing. Always enjoy myself there.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Terri B
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We went here because I wanted to see my Great Grandmother's home which is the home my Grandfather grew up in - the Lavocat House. My family donated the house decades ago to the then Amherst Museum. I was pleased to see that the home...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank PaulaLavocat
Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is the second consecutive year we've traveled to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to experience the Victorian Séance Series. On various evenings throughtout the Autumn, the Heritage Village hosts talks by Mr. Joel Dombrowski of Buffalo History Tours. Mr. Dombrowski begins the program with an...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Magic_Travelers
Reviewed August 21, 2016

I visited this museum/village for the first time for the SCOTTISH FESTIVAL. The festival was great!!! The buildings were open and I went into many of them. They are well kept up, have good informational signs and at least one of them had a docent...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank JuneNY
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

They have several buildings to represent the history of the area. It was interesting for a small local attraction. With more funding, they could make it more interactive. Would still recommend for a couple hour activity.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jjhartwig
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