Buffalo offers a huge range of history and wonderful places to visit….so much to see and do
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Replete with knowledge of the who, what, when and where of the region, The Mansion's Butlers are your 24-7 resource for everything Buffalo/Niagara. A sampling of the best of Buffalo has been curated by The Butlers of The Mansion on Delaware Avenue. Allow us to assist with reservations, tickets or additional information.

Historic Sites in Buffalo

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

A neighboring mansion on Buffalo's Delaware Avenue, coined Millionaire's Row for its profusion of wealthy residents and residences, Theodore Roosevelt began his presidential journey here. All new state-of-the-art exhibits and a dramatic guided tour offer a museum experience unlike any other.

Forest Lawn Cemetary

Breathtaking historic 269-acre cemetery in the heart of Buffalo, NY. Founded in 1849, Forest Lawn contains outstanding examples of funerary art, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Blue Sky Mausoleum. On the New York State and National Register of Historic Places, it includes the graves of President Millard Fillmore, Seneca Nation Chief Red Jacket and the Blocher Memorial.  Click to learn more.

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

This National Historic Landmark building, built in 1901 during the Pan-American Exposition and now housing the History Museum, is on a beautiful lakeside setting. The museum features exhibits and an extensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, books and photographs chronicling the development of Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier. Click for more information on Buffalo Segway tours featuring this site.

Canalside and Naval & Military Park

The Erie Canal Harbor was the bustling western terminus of the historic waterway during the 19th and early 20th centuries.  View the refurbished "Commercial Slip," "Central Wharf," "Whipple Truss" foot bridge, cobblestone "Commercial Street", and the largest inland naval park of its kind in the nation. Today Buffalo's waterfront is resurging with historic attractions, museums, restaurants, kayaking and boat tours.

Grain Elevators of Buffalo

Buffalo, New York was the world’s largest grain port from the 1850s until the first half of the 20th century & once had the nation’s largest capacity for the storage of grain in over thirty concrete grain elevators located along the inner and outer harbors.

The Grain Elevators of Buffalo are prized historic structures for the city, with tours available by both water and land.  Click to learn more.

Architectural Sites

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex

Buffalo is known for its' many intact original, historic neighborhoods and the Darwin Martin home is situated in the National Historic Parkside neighborhood, bordering the historic Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and Parkways.  Constructed between 1903 and 1905 as the home of Darwin and Isabelle Martin, the Martin House exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie House" ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. 

Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building

When the Guaranty Building was finished in 1896, it was ranked not only as Buffalo’s finest advanced-design office building, but one of the finest in the country as well, and today is considered by architectural historians to be one of the  greatest architectural achievements in office buildings designed by one of the most important architects of the 19th century, Louis Sullivan of Chicago. 

The Richardson Olmsted Complex

A partnership between noted American architect H.H. Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to create the former Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. The complex of buildings and grounds, with its signature Gothic towers, is a National Historic Landmark.  The complex was ultimately the largest building of his career and is internationally regarded as one of the best examples of his signature Richardsonian Romanesque style.

Frederick Law Olmsted's Parks and Parkways of Buffalo

The pre-eminent 19th century landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York City's Central Park, created the nation’s first interconnected system of parks, parkways and tree-lined avenues in Buffalo, NY,  linking 1,200 acres of parks with one another and downtown. Click for more information on tours through the Olmsted Parks.

Eliel and Eero Saarinen's Kleinhans Music Hall

Designed by the Finnish-American father and son team in what has been called a modern, neo-expressionist or International style; this National Historic Landmark has an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the United States and is considered one of the most acoustically perfect halls in the world.  Home to the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Buffalo Museums

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Outstanding center of modern and contemporary art; collection belongs among the world's top international surveys of 20th c. painting & sculpture. Creative exhibitions and installations change regularly.  The popular M&T First Fridays series is held on the first Friday of each month.

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Located on the Buffalo State campus, the museum's permanent collection spans the late 19th century through today and is dedicated to the art of master watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield, and to artists of the region. 

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

Located just steps from The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, in an 1876 church that Buffalo songwriter Ani DiFranco restored and reused, this artist-run space was formed in 1974 by a group of young visual artists that included Charles Clough, Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman. Its focus is interdisciplinary, featuring visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and video and performance artists.

First Fridays Allentown

The Mansion on Delaware Avenue is located in the midst of the Allentown Art District where, on the first Friday of each month,  art galleries, restaurants and businesses welcome visitors to enjoy a variety of rich cultural attractions that include art, artists, music, performances, food and more.


Shea's Performing Art Center

A National Historic site, this theater featuring touring Broadway performances was built in the style of a European opera house in 1926.  Public tours of this ornate and beautiful theater are offered - ask The Mansion's Butler for details.

Road Less Traveled Productions

The Mansion on Delaware Avenue is a supporter of this professional theatre company  which attracts actors and playwrights such as Alec Baldwin and A.R. Gurney, who are also National Advisory Board Members for this company dedicated to the development and production of new theatrical works by Western New York playwrights, as well as presentations of esteemed modern dramas of outstanding literary merit.

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Presents outstanding productions at the Andrews Theatre, the area's only true theatre-in-the-round, where you're never more than twenty feet from the stage.  Founded by Dubliner's, brothers Chris and Vincent O'Neill, the theatres mission is "To present the greatest works of dramatic literature:  international classics; modern plays of exceptional merit; and Irish plays, both traditional and contemporary".

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Allow The Mansion's Butlers to pack a bottle of wine and a bit of a nosh for a summer evening performance at one of the largest free outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the country, staged in the beautiful Frederick Law Olmsted designed Delaware Parks.

University at Buffalo - The Center for the Arts

A unique, non-profit cultural institution presenting a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the University, the State and the region.  Home to the esteemed UB Distinguished Speaker series with lectures by former President's, First Ladies, dignitaries, authors and artists.


University at Buffalo

The Mansion welcomes distinguished guest speakers and educators as well as UB families and alumnae who would like to experience the best of Buffalo from our centrally located hotel.

Buffalo State College

This SUNY campus is just a Butler driven Range Rover ride away, in the eclectic Elmwood Village. Make The Mansion on Delaware Avenue your 'home base' for your Buffalo State visit.

Canisius College

Prospective students and their families, visiting parents and alumnae of this Jesuit, Catholic college often choose The Mansion on Delaware Avenue as their 'home base' for their Buffalo visit. 

Located just 2 miles from the hotel, between the historic Hamlin Park neighborhood and Delaware Park, with theater district, art galleries and museums all within minutes of the campus.

Family Friendly

Buffalo Museum of Science

Dedicated to its mission of "Inspiring curiosity through exploration", with permanent interactive exhibits such as 'Explore YOU' and 'National Geographic 3D Cinema', as well as traveling exhibits such as 'The Science of Sports'. Journey through the world of natural and physical sciences with its extensive collections of over 700,000 specimens and artifacts.

Buffalo Zoo

Summer or winter, sunshine or rain, the Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and several unique areas in which to enjoy an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history.  Founded in 1875, The Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. 

Canalside and Naval & Military Park

The Erie Canal Harbor was the bustling western terminus of the historic waterway during the 19th and early 20th centuries.  View the refurbished "Commercial Slip," "Central Wharf," "Whipple Truss" foot bridge, cobblestone "Commercial Street", and the largest inland naval park of its kind in the nation. Today Buffalo's waterfront is resurging with historic attractions, museums, restaurants, kayaking and boat tours.

BFLO Harbor Kayaks

Single, Double or Stand Up - experience the sights of the Buffalo waterfront and waterways by kayak or board.

Buffalo Touring Company Segway and Bicycle Tours

Tour by bicycle or Segway through Buffalo's Olmsted Parkways and the grounds of many attractions and historic sites such as Hoyt Lake, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Forest Lawn Cemetery and Richardson/Olmsted Complex.  Segway tours are perfect for teens 16 and older.

Niagara Falls Discovery Pass with Maid of the Mist

A day full of fun at a substantial savings, featuring admission to popular park attractions including the Cave of the Winds Tour, Maid of the Mist ®, Niagara-Legends of Adventure Movie, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, the Aquarium of Niagara and one day of unlimited transportation on the Niagara Scenic Trolley! The Butlers will assist you with details.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

A tip from The Mansion's Butlers: Wear colorful clothing on this outing to attract the butterflies!  Self guided tours viewing over 2,000 colorful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.

Whirlpool Jet Tours

Witness the whitewater spectacle of the Niagara River Gorge up close and personal!  Departures from both the U.S. and Canada.

Sports Venues

Buffalo Bills

The Bills annually entertain approximately 750,000 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium, produce the region's number-one rated sports TV programming, have one of the NFL's largest fan clubs (Bills Backers), and host the most visited team website in WNY. 

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have been one of the National Hockey League’s premier franchises since their inception in 1970. Perennial playoff contenders, the Sabres play their home games at First Niagara Center to routinely sold out crowds.

Buffalo Bisons

The Buffalo Bisons, Triple A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, play at the finest ballpark in the minor leagues - Coca-Cola Field.

Buffalo Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits are the second longest tenured team in the National Lacrosse League and they often play to record attendance at First Niagara Center to a high energy crowd.

Buffalo Bulls at University at Buffalo

NCAA Division I men's and women's sports are played in the Town of  Amherst fields and venues.  Bulls Football is a member of the Mid American Conference.

Within Comfortable Reach

Located within the Allentown Art and Theatre District, in the heart of historic Buffalo, on majestic Delaware Avenue, adjacent to the Buffalo Club. Within walking distance to shops, galleries, theatres and restaurants, The Mansion’s Butler driven Range Rover transports guests to countless businesses and historic, cultural & entertainment attractions within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

Canalside & Waterfront   

1 Naval Park Cove  Buffalo, NY 14202

Historic Erie Canal Harbor bustling with historic attractions, museums, restaurants, kayaking and boat tours.

Guaranty Building

140 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

This architecturally significant building is home to one of the nation's oldest law firms, Hodgson Russ.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Parkway  Buffalo, NY 14214

One of his finest residential works, borders the historic Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.

The Richardson Olmsted Complex

400 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213-1207

This complex of buildings and grounds by H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted is a National Historic Landmark.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222

Outstanding center of modern and contemporary art; collection belongs among the world's top international surveys of 20th c. painting & sculpture.

Kleinhans Music Hall & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

3 Symphony Circle  Buffalo, NY 14201

Considered one of the most acoustically perfect halls in the world, home to the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Forest Lawn

1411 Delaware Avenue  Buffalo, NY 14209  

Breathtaking historic 269-acre cemetery in the heart of Buffalo, NY.


475 Ellicott Street  Buffalo, NY 14203

Artfully prepared and presented sushi, sashimi, maki and composed plates, artfully prepared.

Trattoria Aroma

307 Bryant Street, Buffalo,New York 14222

Traditional Regional Italian cuisine with an extensive all-Italian wine list.

Rue Franklin

341 Franklin Street  Buffalo, NY 14202

Classic, seasonal French cuisine from one of the undisputed leaders in Buffalo fine dining.


581 Delaware Avenue  Buffalo, NY 14202

Upscale Tuscan Italian with extensive wine list located in a beautiful, converted historic house just a block from The Mansion.

Anchor Bar

1047 Main Street  Buffalo, NY 14209

The Original!  Frank and Teressa's 'Best Wings in the World'.

Shea's Performing Art Center

646 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14202

Built in the ornate style of a European opera house in 1926; featuring  touring Broadway performances.

Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14211

"Inspiring curiosity through exploration", with permanent and traveling interactive exhibits.

Canisius College

2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208-1517

Jesuit, Catholic college located just 2 miles from the hotel.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

The Mansion continues to welcome visiting researchers, lecturers, doctors and scientists to the region's premier health sciences consortium.

Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214-1999

Summer or winter, sunshine or rain, the Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits and naturalistic wildlife habitats.

New Era World Headquarters & Flagship Store

160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202

International sports cap maker and the official supplier of uniform caps for Major League Baseball and National Football League.

First Niagara Center

1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza  Buffalo, NY 14203

Located on Buffalo's waterfront and home of National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres; Western New York's premier sports and entertainment facility.

The Buffalo Club

388 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14202

Direct neighbor of the hotel, founded in 1867 by President Millard Fillmore and the city's most influential leaders. 

For a comprehensive list of Buffalo/Niagara Attractions explore

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