The Whitney Mansion at 335 Buffalo Ave. is a significant historical site in downtown Niagara Falls. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Historical walking tours in a section of downtown Niagara Falls are being offered Wednesdays by the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society.

Dubbed the "Legacy Tour: Powerful People, Powerful Places," the 90-minute tours of the Buffalo Avenue area depart from the Niagara USA Visitor Center, 10 Rainbow Blvd. at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at the society's website,, or by calling 807-6754.

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