Historic Sites

Historic Sites in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Historic Sites Events

Bluebird Nest Box and Squirrel Corn Cob Feeder Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Build a Bluebird Nest Box with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a squirrel corn cob feeder or BOTH!  Birding expert Tim Baird will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals.  Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead th

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Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Lockdown at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York!

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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Saturday Feb 24th. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!

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Ghost Hunt with Psychic Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour featuring International Psychic Chelsea Gill on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. Your experience will include a tour of the Grounds along with the historic building.

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Allegany Area Historical Association presents businesses of Main St.

Allegany Heritage Center presents businesses of Main St.
Sun, 03/11/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

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Overnight Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Ghost Hunt at the Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca
Fri, 03/30/2018 - 8:00pm - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Para Expeditions

Old picture of the haunted house in Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).

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Overnight Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Ghost Hunt at the Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side.

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Great Valley Bicentennial

Great Valley Bicentennial
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:00pm

2018 marks the Great Valley's Bicentennial celebration.  Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year:

Town Birthday Party

April 15, 3-5 PM

Presentation of Pioneer Certificates. Tour of the Evergreen Tea Room, former Plank Rd. House. Call or appointment or tours will be available on a First come, first serve basis.

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2018 Rock City Park Season Opening

2018 Rock City Park opening
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!  You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

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2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Opening

Griffis Sculpture Park opens 2018
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park!  The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.

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Investigate with Dustin Pari at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Dustin Pari at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00pm

The Hinsdale House Restoration Project presents this once in a lifetime chance to join this ghost investigation with Dustin Pari from GHOST HUNTERS tv show on the SYFY Channel, at

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2018 St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2018 St. Mary's Basilica Fest
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017.  We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days!  Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000

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Ghost Hunting Evening at The Hinsdale House with Coyote Chris Sutton and Chuck Banks

Coyote Chris and Chuck Banks at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Investigate the Spiritual Side of The Hinsdale House with Shaman Chris Sutton and Psychic Medium Chuck Banks. Both are from the Midwest. They will be making a once in a lifetime stop in WNY for one night only.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House 2018

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed! 

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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First NASCAR points champion

Did you know that the very first NASCAR points champion began his career at the Penny Royal Race Track in Leon?

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