This comprehensive outdoor walking tour highlights some of Downtown Buffalo’s architectural
wonders. Our Queen City Downtown tour covers approximately 2 miles on well-paved ground.
Join us on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am, between March and November. Meet in the lobby of the Market Arcade for the beginning of each tour.
Current PBN members: FREE
The Queen City Downtown Tour is a guided walking tour that takes you through the history and architecture of the downtown portion of the city. Our beautiful downtown landmarks provide a stunning backdrop for Buffalo’s most important stories, including the Erie Canal, several presidents, master architects like Sullivan, Burnham, Upjohn, and Green. See these stories come alive on this two-hour walking tour! The tour meets in the lobby of the Market Arcade building (617 Main Street, Buffalo) at 10 am…Find out more »
Originally built in 1896, this Adler & Sullivan designed structure is a highlight of Buffalo’s downtown architecture. Come see the beautiful terra cotta tiles on the exterior, the incredible mosaic work on the interior, and learn the history of this building, including what makes it a great preservation story. Preservation Buffalo Niagara is the exclusive provider of tours of the Guaranty Building. Pre-registration is required. Register online today or call (716) 852-3300. https://d1aqhv4sn5kxtx.cloudfront.net/actiontag/at.jsFind out more »
Terra cotta is one of the oldest ornamental building materials and since the 19th century it’s been used on many of Buffalo’s iconic downtown buildings. Join PBN for a jam-packed, magical terra cotta mystery tour where we’ll hear all about the technology and methods used to not only build but preserve these terra cotta landmarks over the years. PBN’s Christiana Limniatis will be your terra cotta spirit guide as you see extraordinary examples like the Guaranty Building, Electric Tower, and…Find out more »