Explore Buffalo lists upcoming inside tours

For more information or to book your tour, please visit explorebuffalo.org.

Inside tours aplenty highlight the Explore Buffalo calendar during the months of November and December!

Inside Downtown – North
Dates: Nov. 28, 30 @ 10:30 a.m.; Dec. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 @ 10:30 a.m.
Place: Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

Join Explore Buffalo for a winter tour of downtown landmarks, focusing on interior spaces to stay warm! This tour covers a variety of architectural styles and successful adaptive reuses of buildings in the northern part of downtown Buffalo. Buildings featured on this tour include Goldome Bank, Market Arcade and the Electric Tower. There are short outdoor walks to get from building to building, with the tour designed to allow tour takers to spend most of the time indoors. 

This tour meets at Spot Coffee at 227 Delaware Ave., at the corner of Chippewa Street. Two-hour metered parking is available on Delaware Avenue and other nearby streets, or private parking lots are available – the closest is on Delaware Avenue, next to Spot Coffee. The nearest MetroRail station, Fountain Plaza, is three blocks away. This tour is between 90 minutes and two hours in length.

Inside Downtown – South
Dates: Nov. 29 @ 10:30 a.m.; Dec. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Place: Buffalo Harbor Museum, 66 Erie St., Buffalo
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

Join Explore Buffalo for a winter tour of downtown landmarks, focusing on interior spaces to stay warm! This tour covers a variety of architectural styles and successful adaptive reuses of buildings in the southern part of downtown Buffalo. Buildings featured on this tour include St. Joseph’s and St. Paul’s Cathedrals, Ellicott Square Building and the Old Post Office. There are short outdoor walks to get from building to building, with the tour designed to allow tour takers to spend most of the time indoors. 

This tour meets at the Buffalo Harbor Museum at 66 Erie St., near the corner of Franklin and Swan streets (Erie Street has been converted into a park). Street parking in downtown Buffalo is free on weekends. Private paid parking lots do require payment on weekends. The nearest Metro Rail stop is the Swan Street station, approximately two blocks away. This tour is between 90 minutes and two hours in length. 

Looking Up: Downtown Ceilings & Skylights
Dates: Nov. 30 @ 1 p.m.; Dec. 14, 28 @ 1 p.m.
Place: Western New York Books Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo
Cost: General $15, Student $5, Explorer Pass Holders Free

Come ready to look up on this downtown walking tour! This tour will reveal the ornate ceilings and skylights found in many buildings throughout downtown Buffalo. While many people walk underneath them on a daily basis, the ceilings of many of Buffalo’s buildings are often their least-noticed feature. Join us on this tour to discover these beautiful works of art, many of which are hiding in plain sight!

This tour meets at the Western New York Book Arts Center at 468 Washington St., Buffalo, at the corner of Washington and Mohawk streets. Two-hour metered parking is available on surrounding streets, and the Mohawk Parking Ramp is on the opposite corner. The Lafayette Square Station of the Metro Rail is around the corner on Main Street. This tour is approximately two hours in length. 

Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for these tours. All credit card payments must be made in advance. Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour. If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather; tours will proceed rain or shine. Cameras are encouraged! Please note that tours will be cancelled if there is a Travel Advisory in place in the City of Buffalo.

For more information or to book your tour, please visit explorebuffalo.org.

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