School Tours

Step out of the classroom, and into the dynamic learning environment of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Our docent-led tours offer students the chance to explore daily life in the 19th century and make connections between the past and present.  We encourage active learning, with plenty of interactive experiences that enable students to see what it was like to live, work, and play in Western New York in the past. At BNHV, everyone has the unique opportunity to see, hear, feel, smell, taste and experience early American history up close.

The outdoor portion of the tour takes place outside in Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s historic 19th century village. Students will make personal connections with history through participatory and engaging programming. They will be led by a docent through various historic structures from the Western New York area. During this guided tour students will experience childhood, home life, and farm life of the nineteenth century.

Students, K-8, will explore state and local history; time, continuity, and change, the Erie Canal, Civic and Pioneer life.  Our Erie Canal Exhibit and Pioneer Kitchen Exhibit offer enriching experiences that allow students the chance to role play, use their imaginations, and use critical thinking skills as they examine artifacts and compare these items to their modern counterparts.

For more information or to book a tour, please email the Education Department at



Children: $8.50

Adults: $10.00

Teachers: Free



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