Plan Your Visit
The Buffalo Naval Park is a top family destination in Western, New York, located on the waterfront in downtown Buffalo. The military park is the largest inland naval park in the United States. Explore the grounds, board the historic ships and enjoy historic exhibits and displays commemorating the sacrifice and history of our Armed Forces.
How to Get Here
We are located in downtown Buffalo’s Canalside district, within Lake Erie’s Inner Harbor at the foot of Pearl & Main Streets. We are right in between the Key Bank Center and HarborCenter hockey complex and the Erie Basin Marina. There is ample free parking available for Park guests.
From the North: Take I-190 South into downtown Buffalo. Take the Niagara St. exit. Turn right on Niagara St., and right again on S. Elmwood, which turns into Lower Terrace after the Church St. intersection.
From the South/West; Take I-90 East to I-190 North into downtown Buffalo. Take the Church St. exit. Turn right on Lower Terrace (first intersection) and right again on Pearl St.
From the East: Take I-90 West to Route 33 (The Kensington Expressway). Take Route 33 into downtown Buffalo and exit to Goodell St. Bear left on Pearl St. and continue until it ends at the park.
The Inner Harbor and Canalside District host hundreds of events throughout the year, from A-list outdoor concerts to cultural/heritage festivals to kid-friendly activities. Buffalo’s inner and outer harbor also offer trails for hiking, biking and birdwatching, and both host bustling marinas for avid boaters. There’s also a national test garden and an observation tower with fantastic views of the city and Lake Erie.
In addition, not only can you tour WWII warships, but you can learn how Buffalo helped shape the country as the western terminus of the Erie Canal.