Niagara Falls History Museum, Niagara Falls

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Take a break from the commercial side of Niagara Falls with a stop at Niagara Falls History Museum. Aiming to create an inclusive, informative, and interactive experience, the museum displays a vast collection of items related to Niagara Falls history, and offers playful activities such as tightrope walking and practical bridge-building exercises. While here, step back into the War of 1812 and try on replica military outfits for a fun photo op. Using our international travel planner, Niagara Falls attractions like Niagara Falls History Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 3, 2017
    There are 3 galleries to explore in a self-guided tour. Helpful staff answered our questions. It is a concise and interesting look at the history of the area. There is a display on the war of 1812. Th...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    This was a great find and well worth the $5 dollars each to get in. It was really interesting, well laid out, with a range of exhibits, plus an exhibit room dedicated solely to the little known 1812 G...  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    The museum was a pleasant surprise. They have their own parking lot in the back. It is metered parking, and free on Sunday's. They also have First Friday events that are worth checking out. We spent a...  more »
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  • March 5, 2017
    Very kind staff. Small museum but interesting exhibits. Kid friendly with a few interactive leanring experiences. There's a movie room where films can be played.
  • September 9, 2016
    Excellent history of the War of 1812 and some history of the Falls themselves. Also has a great, ever-changing program of local-oriented events (from yoga to film nights).
  • April 30, 2016
    Interesting place. Very nice and small but it has very limited exhibition
  • October 10, 2016
    Great place to visit, very informative, clean location
  • December 9, 2014
    Great museum to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the Falls! A must see for history buffs or anyone interested in how Niagara Falls arrived at where it is now! Go check it out and be pleasantly surprised!

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The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
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