newfane historical society


Our Events


Van Horn Mansion Events

Address: 2159 Lockport-Olcott Rd. Burt, NY 14028

candlelight tours

Christmas Tours

Sundays, Dec. 11 & 18
1-4pm

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.

evening tours

After-Hours Tour

Friday, December 16
7-8:30pm

Limited space; pre-register ahead to ensure your spot. Tickets: $5 pp

Enjoy a special evening tour of the Van Horn Mansion. Learn about the home's history, residents, ghosts, and many connections to community history. Visitors will also view the lovely Christmas display. Benefits the Van Horn Mansion Revitalization Project.

paint class

Paint Night 

Sunday, December 18
4:30-6:30pm

$35pp. Paint a pair of wine glasses or 4 ornaments (supplies provided).

Sponsored by Imagine That Studio & Gifts. Class teacher Jessica Malloy will be on hand to help you with instructions and tips. Please dress to work with paint. Water bottles will be available; you may bring drinks and snacks with you (no hard liquor). During free time you're welcome to peruse the mansion; tour guides will be on staff to answer questions and assist with the class. Benefits the Van Horn Mansion Revitalization Project.

oublic tours

2023 Sunday Tours at the Van Horn Mansion

May - August
(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

2023 October Candlelight Tours

Fridays and Saturdays in October

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

2023 Carol Sing Open House

Early December

Visit the beautifully decorated mansion during Christmastime. Enjoy listening to Christmas carols as you peruse various rooms with activities and refreshments. Donations accepted for the local food pantry.


Country Village Events

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

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!

apple harvest

44th Apple Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 24, 2023
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!

We offer private rentals of both our locations!

Enjoy a unique backdrop for your next gathering.