Van Horn Mansion




The Van Horn Mansion is a living history museum and event center, first built as a home by the Van Horn Family in 1823. It's located in Niagara County, NY, is noted for being haunted, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's a cultural and historical centerpiece for the Town of Newfane, and offers looks at life around the Victorian age.

The Van Horn family built and shared the home for nearly a century. They contributed immensely to the growth of the area, and their surname has been honored on streets, buildings, and more. Their home was the first brick building in town, and has had many redesigns throughout its life.



Stop in for a complete guided tour of our living museum. From cellar to attic, journey through the mansion while learning history, architecture, and its many former residents, including Malinda and other the resident ghosts!

2023 Visitors Schedule

May 28 to August 27: Sundays, 1-4pm; Public Tours

November & December: Sunday Christmas Tours

For off-day, year-round private tours:
Call Jill at (716) 390-9679. PLEASE NOTE: Tours must be scheduled at least 2 days ahead of time, and are based on our volunteers' availability. 


2159 Lockport-Olcott Rd. Burt, NY 14028
P: (716) 778-7197 - leave a message