We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Buffalo History Museum

1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160
+1 716-873-9644
Review Highlights
You'll surprised what's in the Museum

It's been many years since I visited the Buffalo Museum and I was pleasantly surprised New... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buffalo, New York
Terrific museum to visit on a rainy day

The rains were pouring and we needed something to do. Big plus, the museum was open to 5 p.m... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen P
Belmont, United States
Read all 50 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216-3160
+1 716-873-9644
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 50 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 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 26 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

1  Thank smithnewland
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...More

Thank Iris W
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank OrionOctober
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank PaulaLavocatCovial
Nearby Restaurants
Pano's Restaurant
367 reviews
.98 km away
Oliver's Restaurant
138 reviews
.97 km away
Coles Restaurant
135 reviews
.92 km away
Vino's Italian Restaurant
94 reviews
.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
432 reviews
.41 km away
Richardson Olmsted Campus
41 reviews
.84 km away
Burchfield Penney Art Center
57 reviews
.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Buffalo History Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines