Explore Buffalo to present Doors Open Buffalo on June 15

Doors Open Buffalo, a self-guided and self-paced tour inside 36 downtown Buffalo buildings, will take place on June 15.

Doors Open Buffalo, a self-guided and self-paced tour inside 36 downtown Buffalo buildings, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Begin your day at the main information hub at the Central Library or choose any of the participating buildings as your starting point! You can pick up a map at any of the participating locations, all within a one-mile radius of the Central Library. 

Enjoy sweeping views of the city and Lake Erie from the observation deck of City Hall and take backstage tours in the Theatre District. There’s something for everyone downtown!

Participating Buildings

Alleyway Theater

Avant Building


BECPL Central Library

Brisbane Building

Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo Harbor Museum

Delaware North

DL&W Railroad Terminal

Dun Building

Electric Tower

Ellicott Square Building

Full Circle Studios

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute

Hotel at the Lafayette

Hutch Tech High School

M&T Bank’s Gold Dome Branch

Market Arcade

Michigan Street Baptist Church

Nash House Museum

Old County Hall

One M&T Plaza

Road Less Traveled Theater

Shea’s 710 Theatre

St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral Rectory

St. Michael’s Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

SUNY Erie County Community College – City Campus 

The Historic Colored Musicians Club

The Hyatt Regency

The Irish Classical Theatre Co.

The Mansion on Delaware

The Marin Building

The Webb Building

Trinity Episcopal Church

Visit Buffalo Niagara Offices & Visitor Center

Western New York Book Arts Center


Doors Open Buffalo inspires greater appreciation for Buffalo’s unique history and architecture through free public access to significant building interiors. The event is made possible by the generous support of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Fund at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Wells Fargo Center,  Seneca Gaming Corporation, 12 Grain Studio, WGRZ, The Buffalo News, C-SAAHN, Full Circle Studios, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc. 

Explorer Pass holders will received VIP access to buildings starting at 9 a.m. Explorer Pass card required for VIP access. For more information, please visit explorebuffalo.org.