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Preservation Buffalo Niagara now offering Queen City Downtown Tours through Fall

 Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) will be offering their long-running Queen City Downtown tour through the fall. This architecturally focused tour highlights the best of Buffalo’s downtown, including the Electric Tower, the Ellicott Square Building, and Lafayette Square, among others. The tour also explores some of Buffalo’s most important stories, including the Erie Canal, several presidents, and the area’s master architects.

“Queen City Downtown is one of our most popular tours,” according to Jessie Fisher, PBN’s Executive Director. “It’s a great way to get a history and architecture lesson, all while getting to explore Buffalo’s downtown. This is one of our longest running tours and we’re always so proud of the great reviews we receive from participants.”

PBN has been offering this tour since 2008 and usually draws both locals and visitors to the area. Queen City Downtown begins at the historic Market Arcade (617 Main Street in Buffalo) and travels a well-paced two-mile route. The tour meets on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am, March through November; the cost for the tour is $10 for adults, $5 for students/children, with free admission for current PBN members. PBN also offers this tour for school and private groups of 15 or more.

PBN also offers tours of City Hall and the Guaranty Building. More information on all of PBN’s upcoming tours, workshops, and other events may be found at Questions about the tour may be directed to PBN at (716) 852-3300,

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