The Museum is open with pay what you wish admission, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Uncovering history kicks up some dust! Due to ongoing historic restoration, parts of our lower level and our accessible entrance will be temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to call (716) 873-9644 ext. 309 for updates on construction and access.
Later this year, you can look forward to the grand reopening of the Museum’s lower level, restored to the original vision of architect George Cary! Learn more from our press release.
The Buffalo History Museum admission is Pay What You Wish.
Guests can experience Buffalo’s unique history with new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all who enter the Museum’s buildings.
Advanced registration is available to the public. The maximum group size that can register through Eventbrite is 10. If you would like to attend the Museum with a group of more than 10 individuals, you must contact the Museum in advance by calling (716) 873-9644 ext. 309 or emailing email@example.com. We will discuss alternative options to ensure the safety of guests and staff, but keep in mind that indoor group tours are not allowed in New York State at this time.
Starting October 5, 2020 registration for a visit to the Museum will now include a timed start for your visit. This means if your ticket indicates 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., you should arrive within that time to begin your visit. You may visit the Museum as long as you would like until 5 p.m. The change is made to ensure all guests have the easiest check-in experience possible.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please consider staying home, seeking medical advice, and rescheduling your visit:
Our Reopening Plan details safety measures in accordance with New York State’s Phase 4 Reopening Standards and the New York State Department of Health.
New procedures include, but are not limited to, the following:
View our full Pandemic Aware Procedures below. Procedures were last updated February 9, 2021.
The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.
The Resource Center at 459 Forest Avenue, which features the Spirit of the City exhibit, will be open for M&T Third Fridays.
The Research Library is accessible by appointment only.
Guests are highly encouraged to pre-register on Eventbrite for general admission to the Museum. Virtual appointments are offered by the Research Library and must be booked in advance through Eventbrite.