The Buffalo Maritime Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and, on Thursday, we are open until 9:00 p.m. We are also open on Saturdays when events are scheduled. We are closed on Federal Holidays. Projects, volunteer groups, workshops, and special events may be scheduled at other times during the week.
The Buffalo Maritime Center is located at 90 Arthur Street, Buffalo, NY 14207. Call us at 716.881.0111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a tour.
Experience authentic maritime history, boatbuilding, and seamanship as you've never done before! Visit the Buffalo Maritime Center today!
It is the mission of the Buffalo Maritime Heritage Museum to bring to life the compelling story of Buffalo’s maritime history from the Erie Canal to the boats that filled our waterways.
The Buffalo Maritime Center’s boat shop houses community as well as personal boat building projects. Here we hold our educational programs as well as workshops, a speaker series and historic conservation and restoration projects.
The Buffalo Maritime Foundry was originally established to meet the needs of boat restoration and student boat building projects here at the Buffalo Maritime Center. The Center casts bronze marine hardware and offers metal arts classes to students as well as the local arts community.
The Buffalo Maritime Center is a part of the excitement, offering free rides on its four boats, the Scajaquada Lake Erie shallop, the O.K. Clark, the Electa, and a rowing batteaux. For more information see our Sailing Excursions.
Boat Rentals at Hoyt Lake
The Olmsted Parks Conservancy maintains rowboats at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. The boats, built for the Conservancy by students in the Hand to Hand Program at the Buffalo Maritime Center, are available for rental Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to an hour before sunset, and weekends and holidays, 1:00 p.m. to an hour before sunset. For more information, please contact Captain Ray Nowak at (716) 440.6358