How long does it take to tour the Museum?
Because the Museum is self-touring and self-paced, visiting times will vary. For those interested in a quick visit to the Museum, our feature galleries can be viewed in as little as an hour. You may want to allow extra time if you plan to go through our special exhibitions. Most visitors spend between one to two hours. For visitors wishing to spend an entire morning or afternoon exploring the history of our region- the artifacts, engaging information, cell-phone information access stations, hands-on activities, and unique shop merchandise all combine to fill your time.

Do I need reservations to tour the Museum?
No reservations are necessary.  Walk-up visitors may purchase tickets any time during Museum hours. If you have a group of 10 or more, please make a reservation with our Group Tours department by calling the Education Assistant at (716) 873-9644 ext. 304.

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building.jpgIs the museum wheelchair accessible?
The Museum is accessible. A wheelchair is available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.There are designated handicap parking spaces in the Museum parking lot, along the front sidewalk.

Is there a place to eat at the Museum? 

The Museum does not have a restaurant or café. However, the grounds and portico are perfect for picnicking. There are also tables indoors to accommodate visitors when the weather doesn’t permit outside dining. Plus, there are plenty of great places to eat near the Museum. Inquire at the front desk or see our Local Dining options.  

Am I able to leave the Museum and return later that same day?
Yes. Your admission is valid until the Museum closes and will allow you to return to the Museum any time on that same day.
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Is the Museum appropriate for young children?
The History Museum welcomes children of all ages. Our galleries include a number of hands-on activities for children. Children particularly enjoy our Museum treasure hunt and our Rail Baron’s model railroad. Strollers are allowed in all of our galleries. More fun for families.

Does the Museum have parking?
Yes. Parking is available in front of the Museum. All parking is free.

Please Note: The Museum's Portico is currently undergoing some construction and will be inaccessible through August. Making history can be a messy process and we appreciate your patience! We invite you to take your prom and wedding photos in the beautiful surrounding Japanese Garden!