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Interesting but on the pricey side

The tour was well-organized and the docent was excellent and went above and beyond to make sure we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LuAnn O
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Milton
A Historic Architectural Gem

I have visited this location on various occasions. They we hosting a combined, open house & art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edward K
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Buffalo, United States
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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 6 days ago

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

Thank LuAnn O
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Edward K
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Meg W
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Rebecca S
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looks gothic. It looks foreboding. Wait'll you get inside. It's open, light, and airy, with wide galleries, high ceilings, and lots of light. There are a variety of events there, an excellent bar, and a fine restaurant with very nicely prepared local foods. Tables...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I wouldn't recommend the hotel here--it needs some work yet--I think the restaurant is good and a little old-world unusual. But just go in and walk around (in the public-access parts) and just think: This palatial building was originally erected for the mentally ill....More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting, Max! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring the Richardson Olmsted Campus -- and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

John did a fantastic job in leading our tour of the abandon facility. It was very enlightening to learn about what was considered a mental illness in the 1880's. This is a great tour for history buffs and those interested in Architecture.

Thank loriward1960
RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing your tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus! We're so glad to hear you had a great tour with John -- I'll be sure to pass along the compliment. :) Thanks again for visiting!

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The group leader, John , gave an excellent tour and descriptive review of this century-old facility. We’ve seen the outside of the complex numerous times driving by it and always referred to it as the “insane asylum.” But now that we’ve heard the details and...More

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RichardsonCtr, Manager at Richardson Olmsted Campus, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing your visit! We love sharing the complex story of the Richardson Olmsted Campus' past, present, and future with visitors like you. We also offer private tours if you ever want to bring your friends and family back on-site! I'll...More

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