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The Historic Buffalo River Tour Begins Its 29th Year!
The Historic Buffalo River Tour Begins Its 29th Year!

The Historic Buffalo River Tour Expands Its Schedule for 2014

     The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in its 29th year! These tours continue in 2014 starting on July 4th, and offer the best, most comprehensive information regarding Buffalos waterfront and the Grain Elevators, out there today. We are expanding our schedule from five to seven tours for the 2014 season. What is new and different is that on August 2nd and September 1st, Labor day, we will have two tours going out each day. The first tour will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and the next tour will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc. developed the first organized regularly scheduled Grain Elevator tours nearly 30 years ago attracting tens of thousands from around the world to Buffalo.  The tour is continually upgraded and each one is never exactly the same as the last. The Historic Buffalo River Tour is in co-operation with Buffalo Harbor Cruises, operators of the Miss Buffalo II and leaves from their dock at Erie Basin Marina, Buffalo NY.

   From your experienced guides, you will learn about the Erie Canal, the architecture, technology and general history of the elevators, flour mills, and other industry along the Buffalo River and the City Ship Canal, while taking in the green space and natural beauty of the area. Learn about the many re-use projects already done with grain elevators around the world. On board will be numerous photographs, maps, a grain scooper highlight video and other information to fully involve you in this unique educational experience suitable for all ages. 

    So come on board, relax, take pride in your local heritage and learn things you never knew about Buffalo.  These tours go out rain or shine and always sell out, so please plan ahead.


For the complete Schedule, ticket and reservation information, visit The Industrial Heritage Committee website.   www.buffaloindustrialheritage.com



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