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The Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160
+1 716-873-9644
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A terrible museum but a beautiful building

We hoped to get great insight into the history of Buffalo with a visit to the History Museum. Were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
Toronto, Canada
Nice little museum

The building is quite pretty on the inside. The exhibits are well thought out. My main reason to go... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Takoma Park, Maryland
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1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160
+1 716-873-9644
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hoped to get great insight into the history of Buffalo with a visit to the History Museum. Were we ever disappointed! While there were some interesting exhibits on the lower level, the upstairs galleries contained a dated exhibit on Tim Russert, the local boy...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The building is quite pretty on the inside. The exhibits are well thought out. My main reason to go was to see the Apostolic Clock they have. The clock took 30 years for the guy to make. An amazing piece of engineering. It activates every...More

Thank 245randallc
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is lovely local museum - on the smaller side, but with lots of great local history to give you a great feel for the city. I learned a lot while I was there - got to see some Tim Russert memoribilia, First Nations history,...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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 16 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 12 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 26 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 2 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 1 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 25 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

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