Join Explore Buffalo on the first Saturday of autumn to tour home interiors on one of Buffalo’s most beautiful streets, Lafayette Avenue! In the heart of Elmwood Village, Lafayette Avenue is lined with spectacular homes in a variety of architectural styles, most from the late 19th century. A variety of these wonderful homes will be open for tour patrons from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
At 11 a.m., a lecture on neighborhood history and architectural style will be presented by Chuck LaChiusa, Explore Buffalo’s master docent and creator of the website buffaloah.com. The lecture will take place inside Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 875 Elmwood Ave., which will also be the ticket pickup location. The interior of Lafayette Presbyterian Church will be open for the entire tour — even the basement log cabin that is home to Boy Scout Troop 2, the second-oldest Boy Scout troop in America!
Advance reservations are strongly encouraged but not required. Interior photography is not permitted in the homes on this tour. This tour is rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. All of the homes are within moderate walking distance of one another on Lafayette Avenue. Driving from house to house is not recommended. Restrooms are available at Lafayette Presbyterian Church.
Your ticket will list all of the open homes and include a map to guide you to each one. Pick up your ticket beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Lafayette Presbyterian Church. Note that while the neighborhood history and architecture lecture at Lafayette Presbyterian is at 11 a.m., the homes will not open until noon.
Visit explorebuffalo.org to purchase tickets. The cost is $25 for Explorer Pass holders and $30 general admission. You may also call (716) 245-3032 for tickets or more information.