Finally, a Buffalo tour designed for grand parents, parents and children to share! The tour is a one hour exploration of Buffalo's historic highlights --taking families to where history actually happened. The tour is geared to appeal to kids of all ages. Our storytelling approach is engaging and entertaining and NEVER boring! Download an informational brochure here.
The tour blends driving aboard our authentic double decker bus with brief walking demonstrations that challenge children to 'imagine local history'. Perfect for adults who want to engage kids to understand our community and its importance.
Tour will operate most weekdays at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM mid June through August. Adults 18 and over are $15 pp, children aged 4 to 17 are $10 pp, those three years or under are free.
Mid June through August, runs most weekdays starting at 1:30 PM.
Adults (18 and over) $15
Children (4-17) $10
Infants (3 and under) Free
Your guide for this tour is Officer O'Connor an Irish cop who has been patrolling Buffalo's notorious waterfront since 1860. Expect Irish wit, storytelling and a bit of blarney.
Families lived on Canal boats. Find out how children helped out, earning a hard scrabble living on the Erie Canal.
See the church where escaping slaves were reported to have sought refuge from bounty hunters.
There are a few free parking spots located in the lot across the street from the Naval Park. The spots have signs indicting they are reserved for Buffalo Family Tour Naval Park guests. Feel free to use them (see above image). Paid parking is found on the surface lot accessed from Commercial St., under the Skyway. Using GPS to find our location? Enter "Buffalo Naval Park" into your GPS device (Cell phone or navigation system) and you'll find us.