Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday happenings in the Buffalo area: Darwin Martin House and RiverWorks Hard Hat Tours

If shopping isn’t your forte, you might think the whole Black Friday thing is kind of boring. But you’re in Buffalo – we don’t do boring. Check out these tours this weekend for some of the area’s finest architecture and see where the waterfront is heading in the future.

Darwin Martin House - 2014
The Darwin Martin House will be open for tours Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th. Located at 125 Jewett Pkwy. in Buffalo, visitors will see the improvements made to the estate during additional tours for the holiday weekend. The Martin House tour is offered both days at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – tour cost is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and free for members. The Martin House Plus tour is offered both days at 1 and 2 p.m. – tour cost is $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $27 for students and members. Find out more at

One of the cooler tours in the area is bound to be the Buffalo RiverWorks Hard Hat Tour on Saturday, November 29th and Saturday, December 13th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The tour meets at 359 Ganson St. off Michigan in downtown Buffalo, near the home of the former GLF grain elevators and the new home of the Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament. Tour the multi-use development known as “the Ruins” and learn about the vision for the area, including a restaurant, roller derby track, two rinks for curling and hockey and more. Tickets are $25 for the tour or $40 for the tour and lunch at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery. Purchase tickets at

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