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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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444 Forest Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213-1209
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So interesting to hear the history of this great institution. Beautiful hotel and restaurant located here along with the rest of the property which is being renovated. A must see.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NancyK1021
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting, Nancy! We're so glad you enjoyed stopping by with City of Light tours. We also offer historical tours of our abandoned buildings (May through September) -- hope we can welcome you back for an even deeper look at our...More

Reviewed August 4, 2019

In Depth tour is fantastic with great docents taking inside the complex where no one goes. Excellent presentation of mental health history in the only Kirkbride Whole health complex left standing. State money to build this complex was enormous and you will see Richardsons skills...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bill L
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Thank you so much, Bill, for visiting and reviewing your In Depth tour at the Richardson Olmsted Campus! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your guided tour and our free cell phone audio tour. Thank you so much for visiting and we look...More

Reviewed August 1, 2019

Eerie and fascinating. Eating at Hotel Henry was really good! We walked around, but I think they give tours, too.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Elyse H
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing, Elyse! Next time, we look forward to showing you around on one of our historical tours, offered May through September every year. Glad you enjoyed your meal at Hotel Henry, too!

Reviewed July 10, 2019

The landscape is peaceful and beautiful.. The buidings on the grounds remind you of days gone by but many of the buildings need rehabed.More

Date of experience: July 2019
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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting the Richardson Olmsted Campus and enjoying our greenspaces! You're absolutely correct: we are still in process of rehabilitating all of the historic buildings on-campus -- as of 2019, we still have 350,000 square feet to go! Stay tuned for...More

Reviewed June 24, 2019

A fascinating two hour photography tour with our own docent who took care to make sure we were able to spend as much time as we needed. The premises and the story behind the Asylum were well worth exploring. The Hotel Henry is also worth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting and reviewing your tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus. We're so glad you enjoyed your one-on-one photography tour and look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon!

Reviewed June 17, 2019

We will definitely repeat! My husband and I created a little "stacation" last week at the Henry Hotel and it was just what the doctor ordered! First a wonderful dinner in the 100 Acres Restaurant. I had the salmon and it was delicious. Then grabbed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

The main building is gorgeous and has been turned into an upscale hotel. You can walk around and there’s lots of artwork. Good for a quick stop.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2019

Thank you for visiting the Richardson Olmsted Campus and reviewing! Next time you're on-campus, perhaps you can join us for one of our many historical walking tours -- we go inside the buildings that have not been rehabilitated and talk about the history and future...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

I would highly recommend the photography tour!!! I heard about this through a friend who had done it, so I decided to make the drive down. The photography tour is absolutely amazing. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with others and I was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing your time at the Richardson Olmsted Campus! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your photography tour so much; we love opening up our abandoned buildings to photographers a few times a year. Hope you'll be able to...More

Reviewed May 13, 2019

Amazing property of beautiful architecture with a fantastic hotel now occupying 1/3 of the old mental institution. Gorgeous and stunning!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Streiner
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting the Richardson Olmsted Campus! We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your time on-campus and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

The Olmsted campus now home to the Henry hotel. Reasonable cost. great accommodations. The fact that it used to be an insane asylum should not deter one from staying. Just adds to the mystic. Going back this summer when the Buffalo Philharmonic plays during a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brady B
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting and reviewing your time at the Richardson Olmsted Campus and Hotel Henry! We look forward to welcoming you back on-campus sometime soon.

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Response from RichardsonCtr | Property representative |
You can take our audio tour by dialing (716) 249-3874 from any phone!
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