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Worth the visit.

This is a spectacular and famous building, so I was looking forward to my visit. I was in Buffalo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gkhubbard
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Los Angeles, California
Historical Treasure

We highly recommend any of the tours offered at the Richardson Olmsted Complex. We have taken the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MsDeb27
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Alfred Station, New York
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One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect. Designed by great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the famed landscape team of...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular and famous building, so I was looking forward to my visit. I was in Buffalo for a conference, but at this hotel, I never felt as though I was part of a huge crowd.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend any of the tours offered at the Richardson Olmsted Complex. We have taken the photography tour twice, and this time our guide, Claudia, was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, interesting, and fun! The glimpse back into another time is enlightening.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

whatever changes have been made are all for the better, food is good building is fantastic some areas evev a little creepy. A must see in buffalo

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went on a general tour. Very, very interesting. Leared a lot about this beauticul jem. We finished by fouring the hotel and restaurant. I plan on going on another tour this fall.

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your tour and exploration of the hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back on-site this autumn!

Reviewed 9 August 2018

The tour was well-organized and the docent was excellent and went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything. The inside architecture is rather plain, which isn't surprising given the purpose of the building. We did see quite a bit of it. And it's...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing, LuAnn! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your tour. All proceeds from your ticket go back into our mission to preserve and rehabilitate this incredible National Historic Landmark -- we greatly appreciate your support!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have visited this location on various occasions. They we hosting a combined, open house & art show on one of those occasions. The facilities were spectacular, the rooms were all interesting, many with pleasant views. The architecture, designed R.H.Richardson provides an environment which you...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, Edward! Thank you for reviewing -- and see you on-site again soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you are staying at the Hotel Henry, or if you're not and just appreciate wonderful architecture and history, you need to take one of the tours offered by the Richardson Olmstead corporation. It's a "behind the scenes" event you won't want to miss. Just...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for reviewing your visit, Brian! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your historical tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, but so sorry you missed out on taking interior photos. Our "no interior photos" policy on tours is in place for safety reasons -- there...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The buildings here were designed to provide people with mental issues in the 19th century a nice environment in which to recover. The nice environment is visible in the hotel Henry which has restored parts of the main castle structure and a wing of rooms...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and reviewing your time at the Richardson Olmsted Campus! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed exploring and taking one of our historical tours -- you've hit the nail on the head with your comments about balancing preservation and funding. We're...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We took a Behind The Scenes tour of the building and it did not disappoint! The centre blocks of the cmapus have been rehabilitated and transformed into the new Hotel Henry - the firt few floors are open to the public to wander around. The...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and reviewing your time at the Richardson Olmsted Campus! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your historical tour as well as exploring the rehabilitated portions of the campus. Hope to see on-site again soon!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Driving up to the building we wondered what we were in for! The restoration was beautiful. We stopped in for a cocktail and viewed the art. Next time we may stay for dinner and get there during business hours to see the architect exhibit on...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for visiting the Richardson Olmsted Campus and Hotel Henry! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed our rehabilitation of the three center buildings -- next up, 10 more! Hope to see you on-site again soon.

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You can take our audio tour by dialing (716) 249-3874 from any phone!
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