Columbus Parkway


General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $5
Explorer Pass Holders: FREE

Upcoming Dates:

Our neighborhood walking tours will return for a new season in spring 2018 – sign up for our email newsletter for schedule updates!




The Columbus Park area of the Prospect Hill  neighborhood is rich in history and architecture with a spectacular view of Lake Erie and wonderful lake breezes.  The elegant homes that line the entrance to the Peace Bridge tell the story of some of Buffalo’s wealthiest citizens in an area defined by the Erie canal, Olmsted’s Front Park, and Fort Porter.  Hear about the healing spring waters that ran through the area causing it to became a travel destination for many and the beautiful hotels that catered to those travelers. Known as Doctor’s Row, this neighborhood became home to generations of Italian-American families including the founder of our Columbus Day holiday.    Come stroll the area and learn about its incredible history and the current challenges the neighborhood faces to preserve its heritage in face of the Peace Bridge expansion.

This tour meets at the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Park, on Porter Avenue. Ample on-street parking is available on Columbus Parkway or other nearby streets.

Tour Details:

  • Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
    • If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
  • This tour is approximately two hours in length.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • Cameras are encouraged!