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.

       "Christmas Tea"
                 ...and Open House

         Sunday  - Dec. 7  

    Reservations Now Open

          Call 741-7032



This site helps to tell the story about how we got here, 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.


Hull House Foundation is the 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. 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, now part of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, 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: The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, John R. Oishei Foundation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation and the WNY State Legislative delegation, Preservation League of New York, New York Council on the Humanities, Conable Family Foundation of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, M&T Bank Foundation, Baird Foundation, Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation, Erie County Cultural Funding, Give For Greatness, Barbara & Gerald Kelly, and the Town of Lancaster. Donations to the Hull House Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.