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.