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Naval Military Park Buffalo

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Naval Military Park
1 Naval Park Cove
Buffalo
NY
14202
Tel: 716 847 1773

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The Naval & Military Park is located very close to downtown Buffalo, on Buffalo Place at the foot of Pearl and Main streets. You can take any transportation to visit the park with metro rail right outside.

Where are we going today?

The Buffalo and Erie Country Naval and Military Park is ALL about giving kids a chance to really get up close with the USA Naval history, and really gain an understanding and appreciate of the US Armed Forces.

There are a host of exhibit within this naval and military park that will really give kids an experience they won't forget in a long time! 

In fact, it's the LARGEST inland naval park in the entire USA! Now THAT is impressive!

Kids can see real life exhibits, and see what life really would have been like for those that served. They can see the Destroyer USS The Sullivans, as well as the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Little Rock.

Have you ever been face to face with a real life WWII submarine? You can now when you see the USS Croaker! A fascinating experience!

The park also features and outdoor area, as well as the museum building indoors. Here, you can see a number of artifacts that all relate to the numerous branches of the Armed Forces. 

Galleries range from things like Women In The Military and Model Military Aircraft displays, which are suitable to all ages to sterner stuff like the collections of POW possessions. 

You can see models of military vehicles, and even see displays on the US Cold War and WWII. 

Other vehicles on display include military helicopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat, so there is plenty to occupy the younger crowd's attention if you're keeping it light.

An eye opening and fascinating experience at this New York State naval park - learning has never been so fun!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$6 (Ages 6 - 16)
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 5pm March 26 - Oct 31. Weekends and limited opening November.

Open March 26 - November.

Teachers corner

Give them a call to discuss group visit!.

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places to grab something to eat in the nearby area before or after your visit!.

Any Top Tips?

Bring a camera!.

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call about the accessibility of the exhibits.

Can I get one of those?

They have a great gift shop where you can pick up merchandise, historic and educational items, and fun for kids! Bring that pocket money!.

More information

They offer overnight stays! From the first weekend in April to second weekend in June you can stay overnight in this amazing park!.

What people are saying?

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    Outstanding museum! Kids and I loved it. Would be back again. So much to see. I recommend to have *at least* 3 hours to enjoy it.

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    The people of Buffalo have done an outstanding job taking such good care of these ships. I am a military historian and get chills (good ones) down my spine when walking through these warships. Every school within 200 miles should schedule a visit so the students could experience by seeing, touching and just feeling the history there. My father has long passed away, but would loved to have walked back into the 6" triple gun turret on the USS Little Rock as he was a gun captain on the USS Birmingham CL-62. Thank you for a wonderful experience,...Read More

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    It's a must-see they got free. Both and a submarine you really enjoy of s***

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    Few places in the WNY community can compare with the history, the patriotism and the heroism recognized both in the Park itself and in the monuments that trail along the Walk of Heroes where veterans of wars dating back to the Civil War and extending to the Iraq-Afghanistan Wars are commemorated.

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    Escorted a class tour here and we were very happy with everything. The docents are extremely knowledgeable vets who bring these ships to life. You cannot appreciate the bravery and sacrifices of our troops until you see the conditions under which they went to sea. Excellent for all ages, should be mandatory for all school field trips.

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by Tony Corrao

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The people of Buffalo have done an outstanding job taking such good care of these ships. I am a military historian and get chills (good ones) down my spine when walking through these warships. Every school within 200 miles should schedule a visit so the students could experience by seeing, touching and just feeling the history there. My father has long passed away, but would loved to have walked back into the 6" triple gun turret on the USS Little Rock as he was a gun captain on the USS Birmingham CL-62. Thank you for a wonderful experience, I can't wait to come back!

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