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The Buffalo History Museum

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Address: 1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160 (Formerly Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society)
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+1 716-873-9644

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A good couple of hours

It's very much a social history museum which focuses on local history in a bubble rather than in a broader national context. However, the exhibits are interesting and broad and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Keith T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 who designed central park in NYC), and has a small Japanese garden of its own.... More 

Thank smithnewland
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 the upper floor were interesting and informative although the few interactive displays were all broken.... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 (Dad was wearing his Air Force hat). Dad said yes, Dad got in for free.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

It's very much a social history museum which focuses on local history in a bubble rather than in a broader national context. However, the exhibits are interesting and broad and worth a visit.

Thank Keith T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for a football game and went to the museum on a Saturday afternoon. We are both originally from Buffalo and have never been. While the exhibits were just ok, the staff at the front desk and research library were excellent. We made a few purchases in the museum shop and they made sure... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Took my ten year old grandson to The Buffalo History Museum on a Tuesday in October. The group of retired train men meet in the basement and all trains were running ! Very knowlegeable men who like to answer kid's questions. The Apostle Clock never disappoints and my grandson was entranced. Tim Russert's office is fascinating. So much more. Don't... More 

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Webster, New York
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

while a bit light on the amount of exhibits, it was, nonetheless, interesting, especially the quilts and Tim Russett's office exhibit. The admission was reasonable with all of the discounts offered. A pleasant 1-1.5 hour stop.

Thank jbmalinchak
North Greece, New York
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Buffalo Historic Museum has a collection of historical artifacts and displays about the history of Buffalo from its founding to modern day. It is situated on the site of the 1901 Pan American Exposition and the beautiful grounds created for that fair. Though most of the buildings are gone from that exposition, the museum building was a permanent structure... More 

Thank Charles W
Buffalo, New York
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Occasionally, we get to spend time with three of my young former neighbors. We have taken the kids to the science Museum, Forest lawn Cemetery, City Hall, and the botanical gardens, but this time we wanted to go someplace different. The history Museum was a great choice. My husband and I were interested in a lot of the posted literature,... More 

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