Buffalo Presidential Center

1 Lafayette Sq., 2nd Floor


Event Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Last admittance: 3:30pm
Filming, photography, tripods permitted.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Public Restrooms: Yes
Social Distancing Required

Visitor Experience: Buffalo has the richest presidential history of any city in the US outside of Washington DC. Learn about 208 years of presidential history dating back to William Henry Harrison’s visit in 1813 as a a general in the War of 1812 before he became president in 1840. See original artifacts and hear the stories of the Presidents who began their political careers here; the female candidates for president who have connections to Western New York; the 36 U.S. Presidents who visited before, during or after their presidencies and learn the story behind donkeys and elephants becoming the iconic symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties.

Building Description: We are located inside the Buffalo & Erie County Library’s central branch.

As for our space-we opened in late 2020…closed for Covid…reopened in April 2021!