About Historic Lewiston

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Known as the last stop to freedom on the Underground Railroad and the area that pioneered commerce on the Great Lakes, you are sure to enjoy Lewiston’s rich and fascinating history. In addition to the area’s historical features and proximity to the majestic Niagara Falls, Lewiston boasts many activities and events. This quaint and vibrant village is home to some of the best restaurants and unusual retail shops in Western New York. Fishing is great and historical buffs will find early history of New York, and Underground Railroad trails.

The Village is home to many festivals celebrating food, fine arts, gardens, historic houses, jazz, harvest, musical concerts during the summer in the village and at Artpark. and the Annual Peach Festival

Audio Walking Tours of Historic Lewiston

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Barton Hill Hotel & Spa offers self guided Audio Walking Tours of Historic Lewiston to all of our guests. Historically rich in facts and legends, the square mile that is the Village of Lewiston boats beautiful architecture, breathtaking views and historic sites along the edge of the mighty Niagara Gorge. This delightful narrative leads you through Lewiston's history, which President Jimmy Carter called "America's most historic square mile". From the first explorers, to the first Battle of the War in 1812, to the courageous acts of selfless heroism of the Underground Railroad. These powerful and amusing insights will make your visit to Lewiston memorable.

"Ask " for your audio guide at the front desk.  These walking tours are compliments of Barton HIll and the Lewiston Historical Association.

More Information about Lewiston near Niagara Falls

The Historic Village of Lewiston has a lot to offer during your stay.  We have many state parks, outdoor activities, and cultural entertainment to keep you busy while you visit.   Please see our Location Page for further information.