newfane historical society


Our Events


Van Horn Mansion Events

Address: 2165 Lockport-Olcott Rd. Burt, NY 14028

oublic tours

2022 Public Tours at the Van Horn Mansion

Sundays, May 22 - Aug. 28
(excluding holidays)
1-4pm

The mansion is open to the public for guided tours of all four floors and the estate. Average time: 90 minute tour; $5 donation per person/ free for society members.

candlelight tours

2022 October Candlelight Tours

Fridays and Saturdays in October: 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29;  7-11pm (last tour leaves at 10pm)

Guests are led through the spooky halls and grounds of the infamous haunted Van Horn Mansion. You’ll be entertained by amazing ghostly legends and eerie stories from all over the estate, and enjoy plenty of chances for feeling and even seeing the supernatural! Come if you dare...

candlelight tours

Christmas Tours

Sundays, 1-4pm
Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 11, 18

Explore the Van Horn Mansion while it's decorated for Christmas in a Victorian/ Vintage style. Tours feature a look back at Christmases of yesteryears. Open to the public, 90 minute tours. Cost: $5 per person. Reservations not necessary, we start tours as groups arrive.

carol sing

Carol Sing Open House

Sunday, December 4, 2022
1-4pm

Free admission & parking
Please bring a donation for the local food pantry.

Visit the beautifully decorated mansion during Christmastime. Enjoy listening to Christmas carols as you peruse various rooms with activities and refreshments. Special performances from the McClure Handbell Choir.


Country Village Events

Address: 2685 West Creek Rd. (corner of Ide Rd.) Newfane, NY 14108

apple harvest

43rd Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2022
10am to 4pm

Free admission & parking
rain or shine | no pets

Honoring the annual local harvest, enjoy amazing local vendors and products. Includes food, music, performers, crafters, exhibits and hands-on fun. Come early before popular items and food sell out!

apple blossom

45th Apple Blossom Festival

Sunday, May 21, 2023
10am to 4pm

Free admission & parking
rain or shine | no pets

Join our annual spring gathering and celebrate everything the planting season offers. Includes food, music, performers, local products, crafters, exhibits and hands-on fun. Come early before popular items and food sell out!

We offer private rentals of both our locations!

Enjoy a unique backdrop for your next gathering.