Pocket Parks of Allentown

Upcoming Dates:

There are no dates available for this tour in 2018. New dates will be available in spring 2019 for our 2019 tour season. Check our Calendar for currently available tours! 


General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $5
Explorer Pass Holders: FREE
TR Site Members: FREE

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The western part of Buffalo’s historic Allentown neighborhood, where the northern edge of Buffalo’s original border meets the old New York State Reservation line, is a neighborhood of small parks and secluded enclaves. Grand and humble Victorian homes grace these neighborhood greenspaces, including Days Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1887, and Arlington Park, where Olmsted lived while designing Buffalo’s park system. Symphony Circle, a key link in Olmsted’s park and parkway system, is the starting point for this tour. Join us for a walking tour of this charming area of Buffalo to learn more about its history while admiring its parks and homes.

This tour meets in front of First Presbyterian Church at One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201. Parking is available in the church parking lot or on surrounding neighborhood streets.

Tour Details: 

  • 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!
  • See our FAQs page for our refund policy and answers to other questions.

This tour is part of the Allentown Tours presented in collaboration by the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and Explore Buffalo with support from the Allentown Association