Tour the Richardson Olmsted Campus

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

September 23, 2023
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

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Our expert docents will guide you through the former Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane, and you will be able to explore vacant sections of the campus. Tours last about two hours and focus on the campus’s architecture, mental health history, and present-day reuse. Plus, you’ll learn about the philosophies of mental health advocate Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride and how his ideas influenced architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux who applied those principles