1 News Plaza
Last admittance into building: 3:00 pm
Photography and filming permitted; Tripod prohibited
Masks Required for All Visitors
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Public Restrooms: Yes
Free Public Parking: Yes
Timed tickets are required for the guided tour of The Buffalo News, including the presses. Timed tickets will be for a 30-minute guided tour of the building. Tours will be begin every 30 minutes from 10:00am to 2:30pm.
Lobby open to all visitors.
Visitor Experience: View our lobby that includes historic front pages from the past. Tour the plate making room to see how the plates are produced as part of the “offset printing” process. Also tour the press room were you can view the two printing presses that were manufactured in Germany and installed in 2004. These two KBA presses produce our daily newspaper and much more.
In 2020, The Buffalo News celebrated 140 years of journalism. In 1973, The News moved from their Main St. location to the current location at Washington & Scott Sts. Acclaimed architect Edward Durrell Stone designed the Brutalist building at the direction of Kate Butler, then owner of The News. The Buffalo News has only had three owners during the entire history serving Western New York. The Butler family’s ownership spanned 97 years. Warren Buffet bought The News in 1977 adding a chapter to the legendary investor’s affinity for newspapers. In early 2020, Buffet sold The News to Lee Enterprises. Lee operates newspapers in 77 markets nationwide including St. Louis, Omaha and Richmond. Each ownership transition has opened a new chapter of innovation for The News, but our commitment to this community and our values remain stronger than ever.