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Historic Buffalo: 5 Spots Beyond the City

If you were to ask the average Buffalo resident to name a landmark in Erie County, most people would name somewhere in the city. While the city does contain many historical landmarks, the rest of Erie County also has plenty of its own. Evan Wright, who is the Community and Academic Engagement Manager at the Castellani Art Museum, spent three year as Director of Operations for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and currently works with the Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Niagara Falls. Wright recommends several visit-worthy historic locations around Buffalo. Here are five to explore!

1. Das Haus Museum Niagara Falls

Celebrating the early Prussian immigrants who settled, Das Haus Museum in Niagara Falls is part of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York. In the 1840s, hundreds of Prussian Lutherans settled what was then the Niagara frontier. An original 1843 cabin, part of Das Haus remains preserved as part of the museum complex. Visit Das Haus May through October on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. There is no charge for visiting; however, a donation is encouraged. Guided tours are available upon special arrangement. Please contact (716) 795-2890 to schedule your tour.

2. Roycroft Museum East Aurora