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Thank you for a wonderful 2022 Season!
Tours will begin again in May 2023. Gifts cards available here.
For private off season tours for 4 or more people
please send us a message here.
Buffalo's Favorite Daughters
This is a three part series showcasing Buffalo's story
through the remarkable women that have lived and worked here. You'll hear stories of early trailblazers in business, art, charity and more. Our tour stars (or Badass Buffalo Babes as we like to call them) include a pioneer of the NAACP, America's 1st professional female architect, the "First Lady of American Theater", Buffalo's 1st WOC business owner, the creator of America's first childcare center, our youngest American First Lady, the author of the First American Best seller, and many more.
There is a 2 1/2 hour full length tour, and two shorter tours at 1 hour (Downtown) and 1 1/2 hour (Allentown).
This tour tells Buffalo's story through the lives of five authors who lived here; how the city helped to shape them and their writing and how they in turn helped to shape the city.
Our stops will tell the story of William Wells Brown's introduction to the Abolition movement and his first forays in writing and lecturing in his nine years in the city and Mark Twain's time with a Buffalo newspaper where he ultimately decided novel-writing was his next step. You'll also hear about Marian deForest's career as one of Buffalo's first female journalists and a popular playwright, Anna Katherine Green's life as America's first best selling author and Mother of the Detective novel and F. Scott Fitzgerald's influential Buffalo childhood. This tour is about 1 1/2 hours.
This October only tour tells the story of Buffalo through its strange and unusual events. We'll tell you the tales of Buffalo's oldest cemetery and the state's only public hanging. You'll also hear about the assassination of one president and inauguration of another as well as the invention of the electric chair and the crime and trial of the first person to succumb to it. There are also two ghost stories and a couple of lighter stops. The tour lasts 2 hours.
Also look out for special events and collaborations throughout the season.
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