The Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Gardens

Buffalo History Museum

We had a chance to visit Buffalo this summer, as we had an afternoon where we needed to find something to do, and decided to check out the Buffalo History Museum.  The third Friday of the month happened to be free, as well.

Buffalo Museum of History

The museum is easy to get to, and I used Google Maps to get there without any problems, and parking is free.

There are a variety of exhibits within the museum, which spans three floors.  The museum itself is beautiful!

Buffalo Museum of History

While the museum isn’t particularly large, there is a lot to explore.

Buffalo History Museum

There is even an exhibit about local sports figures over the years.

Buffalo History Museum

There are more exhibits downstairs, and I think the kids were most interested in this era.

Buffalo History Museum

After checking out the museum, we headed outdoors to check out the Japanese Gardens.  You can access these public gardens from the parking lot or by exiting the back of the museum.

Buffalo Museum of History and Japanese Gardens

While small, the gardens are relaxing to walk around and check out.

Buffalo Museum and Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

Buffalo History Museum Japanese Garden

Buffalo Museum of History and Japanese Gardens

The lake is very pretty, although there is a busy road across the lake.

Buffalo Museum of History and Japanese Gardens

We had a nice time visiting the museum and learning some new things about the area and lots of great historical details.  I would recommend visiting during nice weather, if you can, and checking out the gardens and perhaps bringing a picnic snack or lunch to enjoy on the grounds.


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By | 2018-10-01T12:27:20+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Travel|7 Comments

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  1. Stacie September 21, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I would love to see that one day! Those grounds and the museum itself are so beautiful!

  2. Tami September 21, 2018 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    My husband would enjoy the Buffalo History Museum. I would tag along of course. I’m sure we will visit within the year, now that we are aware of it.

  3. sara lafountain September 22, 2018 at 12:54 am - Reply

    This looks like a great museum. I love to visit the Japanese Gardens and this one is particularly beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Ruth I September 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    The Japanese Garden is so pretty and calm. I’d love to spend a whole day walking around and just relaxing.

  5. Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 22, 2018 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    This looks like such a beautiful destination. I love seeing gardens like this with my family. I bet my kids would really enjoy visiting all the exhibits here!

  6. Lynndee September 23, 2018 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    We love visiting historical places and checking out museums. I hope we get to visit this one someday. The Japanese Gardens look beautiful.

  7. Rachel September 24, 2018 at 3:08 am - Reply

    I have never been to Buffalo. I really do enjoy checking out the local museums when I travel though.I find history to be so interesting.

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