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Black Friday Downtown Tours

For a
family-friendly activity the day after Thanksgiving, especially for
out-of-towners who want to reconnect to the city, Buffalo Tours is conducting
tours and a special event during the long Thanksgiving weekend. There’s a good
reason to avoid those frenetic trips to the mall! 

Black Friday
is also an ideal day to explore Downtown Buffalo; almost everything will be open,
but with less traffic and plenty of parking.      

Queen City Downtown – Friday, 11/27  10AM – Noon

This tour
will follow an “Inside Downtown” route, moving from the lobby of one
downtown landmark to another, keeping tour goers warm even in cool weather. 
Tour assembles inside the Market Arcade at the Visitors Center, 617 Main
Street. $10 or $5 for students.  No reservation is needed. 

City Hall – Friday, 11/27 at Noon

Visit this
Art Deco masterpiece and get the best views of the city from the Observation
Deck.  This hour-long tour is free to the public; meet in the City Hall

the Guaranty Building – Friday, 11/27 from 2 – 4PM

Buffalo Niagara with the generous help of Hodgson Russ is sponsoring this very
special event. Tour the 1st, 2nd, and 13th floors of this famed building
designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan. The event includes remarks from
architectural historian Martin Wachadlo. Refreshments will be served. Nearby
St. Paul’s will also be open for brief tours.  The Guaranty Building is at
the corner of Pearl and Church streets. $20 per person; $10 for PBN members.
Join PBN as a new member and receive 2 free tickets!  For reservation or
membership info, call 852-3300 or visit   

Lincoln Parkway – Saturday, 11/28 and Sunday, 11/29 at 10AM

One of the
most beautiful avenues in Olmsted’s park system, Lincoln Parkway was a magnet
for lavish homes built by many prominent Buffalonians. John Larkin, founder of
the Larkin Soap Company, bought an entire square block as an estate called
“Larkland” for himself and his children.  Join us as we explore
this storied neighborhood.  Meet at the Lincoln Statue by the Rose Garden
in Delaware Park; $10 or $5 for students.

Tours is an educational program of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, whose mission is
to identify, preserve, protect, promote and revitalize historically and
architecturally significant sites, structures, neighborhoods, commercial
districts and landscapes in Buffalo-Niagara.  For further information,
visit or call (716) 852-3300.

Image: County Hall, St Paul’s and the Guaranty, from the top of Old County Hall – ECB 



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