Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM EDT

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Webster's Bistro 
102 Webster St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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Barbara Hughes 
Webster's Bistro 

Tour The Tonawandas and Cruise aboard the Queen of Peace

Tour Details:  2019 Thursday Departures

July 11; August 8, September 12; October 10
10:30am – 2:30pm

• Transportation from the Carnegie Art Center 
• Three course luncheon including taxes and gratuities at Webster’s Bistro
• Admission to the Carnegie Art Center, Carrousel Museum & the Long Homestead
• Guided tours on both the coach and the Queen of Peace
• Commemorative Canal Guide book 

All applicable taxes and fees
Cost per person $75.00

At Registration - Choose your Lunch - Pick 1 from the four choices

For more information or questions contact Barbara Hughes at 
716-264-4314 or email bhughes@webstersnt.com

Hear some fascinating history about North Tonawanda and its location on the Erie Canal on this special tour followed by a cruise on the Erie Canal aboard the Queen of Peace. How did we become associated with lumber? And what years did it surpass Chicago as the Lumber Capital of the World?

Walk streets named after early land owners and influential citizens. Pass late 19th-century and early 20th-century homes with interesting architecture, and learn a little about their former residents.

Admire the stained-glass skylight at the Carnegie Art Center. View the graves of the Herschell Family in an historic cemetery, and stop inside the Allan Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. Also stop at the earlier Herschell-Spillman Motor Company Complex, now transformed into the 21st-century canal-side residential Remington Lofts. Our tour will take us to the six buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places in North Tonawanda, with other places of historic significance along the way. 

After our tour we will stop for lunch at Webster’s Bistro followed by a transfer to the Western Gateway of the Erie Canal to board the Queen of Peace. Trained historians will inform you about the area’s earliest pioneer settlers and the associated rush of immigrants that poured into the area establishing the Twin Cities of Tonawanda  and North Tonawanda. Back on shore enjoy a guided tour through the gracious 10 room homestead of pioneer Benjamin Long built in 1829

This tour meets at the Carnegie Art Center - 240 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Parking is available on the surrounding side streets.