Graycliff Facts

  • Graycliff’s volunteers live throughout Western New York—from Lockport to Batavia; from Grand Island to Maple Springs, NY.
  • Visitation at Graycliff rises by approximately 8% every year.
  • Tourists visited Graycliff from every state in the Union last year.
  • Visitors come from across the globe: Japan, England, Australia, Germany, South America, France, the Netherlands and elsewhere. Last year, Graycliff's visitors hailed from every single continent.
  • Graycliff has received media attention from Town and Country magazine, Arts and Crafts Home Magazine, AirTran magazine, Lake Erie Living magazine, the Boston Globe, the Orlando Sentinel, the Pittsburgh Post, the International Herald Tribune, and newspapers throughout the United States.
  • Graycliff actively seeks and participates in collaborative projects with other organizations and entities, including the Roycroft Inn, the Roycroft Campus, the Darwin Martin House; the Nash House, other Frank Lloyd Wright sites locally and nationally, Buffalo State College, the University at Buffalo, the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Bi-national Tourism Alliance Arts Services Initiative, and area hotels, restaurants, and other regional and national historic sites. Graycliff is a member of the New York Seaway Trail, and on Governor Cuomo's Path Thru History.
  • Members of the Graycliff Conservancy live all over the country, and beyond: from England to the Phillipines. 
  • Since the Conservancy began tracking visitation in 2002, more than 85,000 visitors have enjoyed the Graycliff experience.
  • The Graycliff Conservancy’s restoration has proceeded at a fast pace: we have purchased the property, removed non-original buildings, performed major (and expensive) structural repairs, and completed all exterior restoration of our three buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Graycliff has successfully secured over $4 million towards restoration, including the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, John R. Oishei Foundation, Erie County, New York State, US Department of the Interior and more.
  • Total restoration costs are expected to total approximately $7.2 million.
  • Graycliff has been honored by, with and as: a New York State Historic Landmark (1998); National Register of Historic Places (1998); Preservation Award, Preservation League of New York State (1999); Wright Spirit Award, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (1999); Daniel B. Niederlander Award, The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society (1999); Civic Empowerment Award; Greater Buffalo All-America City Committee (2000) Save America’s Treasures—US Department of the Interior, National Park Service (Sponsored Program, 2000; Award Recipient 2003); Tourism and Economic Development Award Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce (2001); Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, DC (recognition for Graycliff’s historic landscape) (2008)