Visitors, residents, and students of all ages are invited to experience Buffalo’s unique architectural and historical legacy up-close with the expert volunteers of Explore Buffalo, dedicated to providing the city’s friendliest, most comprehensive, best informed tours. Join us at 10am in Market Square Park for our free tour of the beautiful and historical Black Rock!
Tour of Black Rock Description:
One of the earliest villages established on the Niagara frontier, Black Rock, has a history all its own including its role in the War of 1812, the competition to be the terminus of the Erie Canal, the site of one of the first railroad lines and spring-fed public water systems, and home to a variety of immigrant groups. Our tour includes walking across the International Railroad Bridge to see the Black Rock Lock and a stroll through the area’s residential streets to view some of the oldest housing stock in the city.