The public is invited to experience the grandeur of Buffalo Central Terminal. Guided tours of this unique historic site are scheduled for: July 17th , July 31st, August 14th , August 28th , September 4th , September 18th and October 9th.
When it opened in 1929, Buffalo Central Terminal was one of the largest and most modern railroad terminals in the world. Known for its grand art deco architecture, towering office building and cavernous internal spaces, the last passenger train to depart the Terminal was in 1979. The guided tours include access to areas of the Terminal not open during special events, insight into the Terminal’s colorful past and the opportunity to learn about the restoration and development of the Central Terminal complex.
“As seen on TV,” Buffalo Central Terminal was recently the subject of the Travel Channel’s Off Limits program and has appeared as on the Syfy television channel’s Ghost Hunters.
Tours depart from the Terminal Store in the building’s entrance lobby, 495 Paderewski Drive.
Unless noted, all tours begin promptly at 11am and last two hours. Cost is $10 per person. Advanced reservations are recommended by emailing questions@BuffaloCentralTerminal.org. Groups of 15 or more are asked to schedule their tour in advance. All tour dates and times are subject to change. For updated information or questions call 716-810-3210.
The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York. The Terminal complex includes an 18-acre site that hosts an art deco office tower, passenger concourse and four-story baggage building. In 2011 the CTRC released its master plan that outlined various infrastructure needs and development opportunities. The mission of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation is to ensure that the original grandeur of the Terminal is available to current and future generations.