Event Date
October 13, 2019
From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Richardson Olmsted Campus
444 Forest Avenue
Entrance on Richmond Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14213



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Patient Life Tour

What was it like to live at the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane (now known as the Richardson Olmsted Campus)? Go behind-the-scenes and back in time to when the Richardson was home to thousands of people: patients, doctors, nurses, attendants, and staff.

Please Note: This is a 2 hour historical tour of 2 abandoned buildings yet to be redeveloped by the Richardson.

What to Expect:

– For your safety, sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. We reserve the right to turn away anyone without appropriate shoes.  Under no condition will sandals or high heels be allowed. 

– Photography is not allowed inside the historical buildings on this tour. For those interested in taking photographs, please check out our photography tours.

– Hard hats will be provided. It is imperative that you stay with the tour group in the designated areas  there are very unsafe areas within the Richardson. 

– This tour requires the ability to walk for the full duration of the tour as well as climb multiple flights of stairs.

– Prepare to get a little dusty during your time on-site. If youre concerned about having an adverse reaction to the dust because of asthma or allergies, we recommend bringing a face mask or scarf.

– You are strongly encouraged to bring bottled water as it can get warm inside the building in the summer.

– Tours are rain or shine.