Leading Ladies: Downtown Women’s History Walking Tour


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

Upcoming Dates:

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This tour is made possible with the generous support of the Junior League of Buffalo.

Join us for a downtown walking tour devoted entirely to the contributions of Buffalo women! While walking by many of downtown Buffalo’s architectural attractions, learn about the significant role women have played in Buffalo history, including establishing and supporting many of our community’s institutions. Buffalo women have also had a major impact on American history, as the home of two First Ladies and America’s first professional woman architect, among many others. In addition, Buffalo has been home to many prominent women artists, authors, and actresses, and women have been leaders of the local architectural preservation movement including the saving of the Old Post Office.

Meet at the Visit Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center in the Brisbane Building, at the corner of Washington and Clinton Streets across from the Hotel Lafayette. Two-hour metered parking is available on Washington Street and other nearby streets, or the nearest public parking ramp is the Adam Ramp at Washington & Eagle Streets, one block away ($2 per hour). The nearest Metro Rail station, Lafayette Square, is one block away.


  • Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
    • All credit card payments must be made in advance.  Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
    • If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
  • This tour is between ninety minutes and two hours in length.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • Cameras are encouraged!