About Buffalo

History and Museums

Stand where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office. Gaze at the terminus of the Erie Canal. Wander through a fort that played a pivotal role in the French and Indian War.

Exterior shot of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

Western New York’s rich history is told at heritage sites throughout the region. These include:

Site of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.

A 300-year old National Historic Landmark.

Incomparable beauty and the final resting place of some of Western New York’s most notable citizens.

The Greek revival mansion where Roosevelt was sworn in as President after William McKinley’s assassination.

The nation’s largest inland floating history museum.

This major shipping portal was a principal force that transformed Buffalo from a frontier village into a thriving commercial and industrial metropolis.