Exterior Welcome Tour (with ASL Interpretation)
Length: 1 hour
Untouched Buildings Accessed: 0
Explore the past of the Richardson Olmsted Campus during this one-hour guided tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Visitors will be introduced to the genius of architect Henry Hobson Richardson, landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and mental health advocate Dr. Thomas Kirkbride, whose work collectively built the 145-year-old former state hospital facility.
During the tour, visitors will experience the healing landscape designed to serve as a therapeutic environment for patients.
This is an exterior-only walking tour. No buildings will be accessed.
Please Note: This is a historical tour of the Richardson Olmsted Campus grounds. This is not a tour of Hotel Henry. For information about seeing the hotel, stop by the Front Desk or call 716-882-1970.
What to Expect:
This is an exterior-only tour.
Photography is not allowed during this tour. You're more than welcome to photograph the exterior of the site before or after the tour.
This tour requires the ability to walk for the full duration of the tour. There are no stairs, but there are some inclines and limited seating opportunities.
Tours are rain or shine.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is provided on this tour by Deaf Access Services. Interpretation services are funded through a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.