Iron Island Museum

998 Lovejoy Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 892-3084


The Iron Island Museum is in a building that was a former church, built in 1883. The church closed in the late 1940s and it sat empty until 1956, when it was purchased and turned into a funeral home. In August of 2000, it was donated to the Iron Island Preservation Society of Lovejoy, Inc. for its museum. This building is loaded with history from the Iron Island neighborhood, City of Buffalo, the railroad, the military and much, much more. Its history is what makes it so haunted. Once you come visit the museum for the spirits, you end up appreciating its amazing history.

The building is haunted by many spirits, some we’ve been able to identify, such as Edgar Zernicke, whose cremated remains went unclaimed in the basement and two 6-year-old boys who were both waked out of the funeral home in the 1960s. Spirit voices have been recorded along with pictures and video’s of the spirits that haunt the building. Many different spirits seem to come and go, but many stay to visit with the guests.

Opportunities for visitors:

Public ghost hunts, private investigations by appointment, guided haunted history tours (no minimum, up to 50 participants).

Days/times of operation:

Thursdays 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and by appointment.   Investigations can be booked six nights a week, all overnight information is on the website.


Tours are $5 per person. Overnights range from $105 to $175, depending on which night and how many people.

Handicap Accessible:


TV shows aired on:

Ghost Hunters – Season 4, Episode 14

Ghost Lab – Season 2, Episode 6

My Ghost Story – January 2011


A Halloween Haunting & Gallery Reading with Chip Coffey

Hotel deals or packages:

If you are coming to Buffalo to visit the Iron Island Museum, check out the great deals at two local Holiday Inns and one local Holiday Inn Express for a special Iron Island rate!

Holiday Inn Downtown

Holiday Inn Airport

Holiday Inn Express Airport

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