Old and New Buffalo Tour

Additional Information

Experience Buffalo's grand homes, Allentown and the stunning Richardson Complex, formerly known as the Buffalo Asylum for the Insane.  Our 90 minute tour covers:

  • Mansions of the city's rich and famous
  • How whiskey saved the Hotel Lafayette
  • Secrets of the Psych Center
  • How did Allentown get its name?
  • Buffalo's hanging sheriff
  • Buffalo's best building

Tickets are $23 per person.  Tours operate May through October.  More information and ticket reservations are available by clicking the RESERVATIONS button or by downloading this document.



Mon.-Thurs.: 6 PM

Saturdays 1 PM

Sundays: 11 AM 


Some Thursdays 4 PM

Click on RESERVATIONS button for schedule, occasionally start times differ from above schedule.

$23 per person

Tour Highlights

Your Guide

Canalside Tour. Buffalo sightseeing tour. Louise Bethune Hotel Lafayette Tour.

Your guide for this Buffalo tour is Louise Bethune, the world's first female architect.  She built the Hotel Lafayette in 1904 and knows Buffalo's best stories.

Richardson Complex

Richardson Complex tour.  Buffalo Psych Center bus tour.

Tour includes a brief walking tour outside the Richardson Complex, formerly known as the Buffalo Psych Center.  Hear stories about the residents and staff the worked, lived and died here.

Hotel Lafayette


Appreciate Louise Bethune's 1904 masterpiece, The Hotel Lafayette. Hear inside stories about this amazing building's renaissance and ask about its resident ghosts! 

Mansions of Buffalo

Buffalo mansion tour.  Bus tour Buffalo's millionaire row.

Experience the stories of Buffalo's Gilded age while viewing the amazing homes of our city's prominent citizens during this Buffalo sightseeing tour.

New Buffalo

Medical Corridor tour.  Buffalo bus.

See what's new in town!  Our double decker bus passes through the new Medical Corridor and highlights Buffalo's renaissance.

Where Does The Tour Start?

Look for our Bus at the Naval Park Entrance

Buffalo Naval Park bus tour.  Tours departing from Canalside.

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 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.