FAQs

Q. What is Doors Open Buffalo?

A. On September 25, 2021, Explore Buffalo will present Doors Open Buffalo. This event grants FREE public access to the interiors of downtown Buffalo’s most significant buildings. Whether it’s your first time touring downtown or you’re a seasoned Explore Buffalo tour-goer, this will be a unique occasion to see downtown as you’ve never seen it before: beyond the doors! Behind the scenes tours and buildings you may not have known that you can visit: it’s all free! Explore Buffalo will be following CDC, New York State and Erie County Covid-19 safety guidelines. We will continue to post Doors Open updates throughout the summer! Stay tuned for more information on separate offerings on September 26!

3,800 visitors attended the inaugural Doors Open Buffalo in 2019 with 34,000 visits across all 40 participating locations.


Q. When is Doors Open Buffalo?

A. Saturday September 25, 2021.
Public hours: 10am – 4pm*

*Be sure to check each building’s event guide listing for specific hours and final admittance times.  Not all buildings will be open for the entirety of the event.


Q.  Where is Doors Open Buffalo? How do I navigate the tour? 

A. Doors Open Buffalo is a self-guided and self-paced tour of 25 downtown Buffalo buildings.  Visit 3 buildings or visit all 25!  Begin your day at our 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 these locations, or you can use the Buildings On Tour section of this website as your guide! All participating buildings are within a one-mile radius of the Central Library.  Be sure to check back often on our Where to Begin page to learn about parking and different options for getting around downtown.