453 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 885-4139



Tue: 11am - 4pm
Wed: 11am - 4pm
Thu: 11am - 4pm
Fri: 11am - 4pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Porter Hall

The Karpeles Manuscript Library is the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. The library was founded in 1983 by California real estate magnates, David and Marsha Karpeles, with the goal of stimulating interest in learning. Buffalo is the only city with two museums. There are now 10 museums in 9 cities across the United States.

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  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Group Limit: 101-200
  • Tour Length: 1-2 hours