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The Buffalo History Museum

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Address: One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216 (Formerly Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society)
Phone Number: +1 716-873-9644
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
PaulaLavocatCovial
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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101 reviews
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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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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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North Greece, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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La Verne
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was at the location for a wedding. Nice venue for a small to medium sized event. Park and lake surrounding it.

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Thank mans265
Sendai, Japan
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Even though I was pressed for time I enjoyed the museum, which had some interesting exhibits about quilts and trains. The staff was friendly and informative.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This museum gives you a good overview and history of Buffalo and the surrounding Erie County. This is worth seeing if you like to know the past development of the city and how it grew into NY's Queen City. Lots of interesting things to see and some hands on exhibits for children. Love the stories and history of the various... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Nice museum but it really is quite small and does not take very long to go around We did like the content on the whole but you can get through this in an hour or so It could do with more features on the local area Japanese Gardens at the rear are not worth bothering with as all we saw... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This great gem is a quick drive north of Buffalo. Great exhibits and artifacts. The building itself is wonderful and gives it a great feel.

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