What's Happening at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead!

               OPEN FOR VISITORS:

              May 6 & 27    Saturday  12-4 PM
            June 3             Saturday  12-4 PM
            July 8 & 22     Saturday  12-4 PM
            August  5        Saturday  12-4 PM
              Sept.   9        Saturday  12-4 PM

   Regency Day     Sept 24

   Civil War Lantern Tour   Sept 30

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                 ...to see details and whats coming soon

                                                         Americana At Its Best! 

Visit the circa 1810 Hull Family Home & Farmstead, built by Warren Hull, a Revolutionary War veteran who traveled west from New England with his wife Polly and their children. From this site, the only fully restored stone dwelling of  the early 1800's in Erie county, 200 years of history can be told – the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 & the burning of Buffalo, the opening and impact of the Erie Canal, early pioneer life, the Abolitionist movement, and much more on into the 20th century. Archaeological digs have revealed clues to how  the family lived, worked and played, and have led to plans to reconstruct out-buildings and the farmstead. Open for scheduled events and by appointment.


The c.1810 Hull House -- the oldest stone dwelling in Erie County, NY-- is a rare piece of early American architecture in western New York.  Located on Genesee Street in the Town of Lancaster, the Hull House is currently being restored by the Hull House Foundation as an educational and interpretive center for early 19th century life in the Western New York frontier. It is a rare surviving example of Federal style architecture in the Niagara Region and is purported to be the oldest substantial stone dwelling in Erie County. Nothing as substantial as this house has survived from any settler who came to our area before Warren Hull. It is an extraordinary landmark.



"Hull House Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization formed in 2006 to research, restore and operate the Hull Family Home & Farmstead site as a Living History interpretive experience on the lives of the Hull Family, representative of the earliest settlers of the Western New York region. "


This site  tells the story of the earliest years of western New York. How we grew and developed, and about who we are as a community. The Hull House harbors the story of the multifaceted cultural heritage of the Niagara Frontier. It is the story of the early settlement of Western New York, the westward migration of Americans and the Erie Canal. Here, you will find links to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and consequently, to the tragic burning of Buffalo by the British in 1813. It is an account of early pioneer farm life and agriculture, and the saga of Warren, Polly and the 12 Hull children – on into the American Civil War. Such a historic home deserves to be preserved, interpreted, and celebrated for its own sake and for all the residents of our community and across the state.

The Foundation

Designated as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, Hull House Foundation had its origins in the former Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier, when the Hull House was purchased in 1992 for protection and preservation.

Hull House Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support and partnership of its donors, members and friends including: 

Baird Foundation
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Conable Family Foundation 
Erie County Cultural Funding
The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
The East Hill Foundation
Give For Greatness 
Hodgson Russ, LLP 
Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation 
Barbara & Gerald Kelly   
M&T Bank Foundation
National Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation &           
  Historic Preservation 
New York Council on the Humanities
John R. Oishei Foundation  
Preservation League of New York 
Town of Lancaster 
War of 1812 Legacy Council 
WNY State Legislative Delegation

Donations to the Hull House Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.