This walking tour of Lafayette Square, originally known as Court House Park, reviews Buffalo’s anti-slavery period: the abolitionist lecturers who spoke at the Park, including Frederick Douglass, and the antislavery political conventions that took place there.
The Anti-slavery Buffalo walking tour is part of Explore Buffalo’s Community Cultural Tour Series, presented by Uniland. Explore Buffalo’s walking tours are presented by M&T Bank.
This tour meets at the northwest corner of Lafayette Square, near the Hilton Garden Inn at 10 Lafayette Square. This tour is approximately 60-75 minutes in length. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets, and the Adams Ramp is nearby at the corner of Washington and Eagle Streets. The Lafayette Square Station of the Metro Rail is a short distance away on Main Street.
Walking Tour Prices:
- General Admission: $14
- Children & Students: $7
- Explorer Pass Members: FREE
Tour Procedures & Policies:
- Reservations are required for all tours, including for Explorer Pass members. Walk-ups without reservations cannot be accommodated. Tours are generally limited to a maximum of 18 people per group.
- Reservations close two hours before the tour’s scheduled start time (for example, reservations close at 8am for a 10am tour).
- Reservations can be made online; please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 245-3032 if you need assistance.
- If you have an Explore Buffalo walking pass (orange or blue), please email email@example.com to reserve your tour.
- The Explore Buffalo docent for your tour will have a list of tour reservations for their tour; you do not need to print or bring any tour confirmation.
- Children & Student Admission is for children ages 6-18 or college students with a valid student ID. Children ages 5 and under are free and do not require a reservation.
- Accessibility: This tour is fully accessible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 245-3032 if you plan to attend this tour and will require accommodations or if you have questions about accessibility.
- If you feel ill or suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend any Explore Buffalo tours. We will be happy to refund your reservation or welcome you to join us at a later date.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. In the event of weather that requires a tour cancellation, we will contact registered tour guests in advance of the tour.
- See our FAQs page for our refund policy and answers to other questions.
- By confirming your reservation for any Explore Buffalo tour, you acknowledge and accept Explore Buffalo’s tour policies.