newfane historical society


Our Events


Van Horn Mansion Events

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

oublic tours

Sunday Tours at the Van Horn Mansion

**The Van Horn Mansion is closed until further notice due to precautions for COVID-19. 

Sundays, April to November
(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

October Candlelight Tours

October 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31
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...

carol sing

32nd Christmas Carol Sing

Sunday, December 6th
1-4pm

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

Visit the beautifully decorated mansion during Christmastime. Enjoy singing (or listening to) Christmas carols with pianist Missy Coleman, along with a lovely spread of refreshments. Experience performances from the McClure Handbell Choir.


Country Village Events

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

apple harvest

42nd Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 27th
10am to 4pm

Free admission & parking
rain or shine | no pets

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

apple blossom

44th Apple Blossom Festival

**We canceled our 2020 festival due to precautions for COVID-19.

Sunday, May 16th, 2021
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.