Tour Schedule 2015

Graycliff welcomes your visit. Enjoy what Frank Lloyd Wright referred to as the "repose" of Graycliff...the tranquility of a lovely estate on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie, with sweeping views to Canada beyond. Just a short 20 minute drive from downtown Buffalo, NY, Graycliff awaits your discovery

Tours at Graycliff are docent-led, and begin in the M&T Pavilion.  There is ample free parking in front of the Pavilion. Graycliff tours are appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Basic Tour is handicapped accessible; we encourage those with any difficulty walking to reserve our covered golf cart.

If you are interested in Group or School tours, we are happy to arrange a special tour for you.  Please contact us for options.

See Tour Descriptions for full descriptions, including dates and times for Specialty Tours, which are not included below.

No high heeled shoes or boots are permitted on any Graycliff tour.

 Reservations are necessary. Please call to reserve 716-947-9217 or email us to RSVP. In your email, please request the date and time of the tour you prefer.  We will confirm via email.  Please note that if you wish to reserve a tour less than 24 hours in advance, please call (not email) to reserve.

 

Graycliff Tours 2015

 

WINTER (Jan 2 - April 4) 

 Valentine’s Tour:  

                       Saturday, February 14 at 10:30 am (Two hour tour)

                 Sunday, February 15 at 1:30 pm (Two hour tour)

 

   Cabin Fever Tour: 
                      Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 pm (Basic one hour tour)
                      Saturday, March 14th at  11:00 am (Basic)  and 1:00 pm (In-Depth)

                      Saturday, March 21st, at 11:00 am (Basic)  and 1:30 pm (In-Depth)

 

Master Architectural Tour: (2 ½ hour tour led by architect)   

                           Saturday, Feb 14th at 1:15 pm                            

                           Saturday, March 14th at 1:15 pm 

Easter Weekend Tours

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:30 am (In-Depth) and 1:30 pm (Basic) 

Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Basic) 

 

SPRING    (April 12- May 24, 2015) 

 

         Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri     (closed Wed)        

               In-Depth Tour 10:30 am
               Basic Tour: 2 pm
              Victoria Day: Monday, May 18:  In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                           Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

               Memorial Day:  Monday, May 25:  In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                           Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

        Saturdays:    

                In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
                Master Architectural Tour: 1:15 pm April 18  & May 9 (pre-paid only)

         Sundays:

                In-Depth Tour: 1:30 pm  
                Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

 

 SUMMER-EARLY AUTUMN (May 25 – Oct 12, 2015)

         Monday thru Friday

               In-Depth Tour: 10:30 am
               Basic Tour: 11 am, 11:30 am,  2 pm 
               Fridays: Additional Basic: 2:30 pm

       Saturdays

               Basic Tour: 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
               In-Depth Tour: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

        Sundays:

                Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
                In-Depth Tour: 1:30 pm
                          (except Sept 27 & October 4 at  11, 18, & 25  at 2:15 pm)

 

Holiday Schedules:
               Memorial Day: Monday, May 25:  In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                           Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

              Canada Day: Wednesday, July 1  In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                           Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

               Thursday, July 2: In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                         Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

               Friday, July 3:    In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                         Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

               Saturday, July 4:  In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                         Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

              Canadian Civic: Monday, Aug 3:   In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                          Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm

               Labor Day:  Monday, Sept 7: In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                         Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

                Columbus Day: Monday, October 12: In-Depth Tour:  10:30 am and 2:30 pm
                                               Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

       

 

    LATE AUTUMN (October 13 - November 29, 2015)

                                          (CLOSED WEDNESDAYS )

        Monday, Tuesday, Thurs and Fri

              In-Depth Tour 10:30 am
              Basic Tour: 2 pm

        Saturdays    (and Fri, Nov 29)   

                In-Depth Tour:  1:30 pm 
                Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm

         Sundays:

                Basic Tour:  Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm           
                In-Depth Tour:  12:30 pm      

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend:

Wednesday, November  25:

                      In-Depth Tour 10:30 am
                       Basic Tour: 2 pm

Thursday, November 26: Closed

Friday, November 27:
                     In-Depth Tour:  1:30 pm 
                     Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm

 Saturday, November 28:

                In-Depth Tour:  1:30 pm 
                Basic Tour: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm

 Sunday, November 29:

                Basic Tour:  Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm           
                In-Depth Tour:  12:30 pm  

 

  Yuletide Tours  2015 

                          (Saturdays, December 5, 12 & 19, plus Dec 26-30)

         Enjoy the festive decor, and free hot mulled cider following a Yuletide Tour of Graycliff.   Please call or email for tour times and reservations.  Both Basic and In-Depth Tours available.

 

              

Specialty Tours:

Master Architectural Tour:1:15 pm  Saturdays  June 20. July 11, Aug 22,

Sept 12, October 10, Nov 14 (pre-paid only)

Sunday in the Country:  Sundays Sept 27; October 4,  11, 18, & 25 at 11:30 am (pre-paid only)

 

 Twilight Tours:   Fridays:  Friday, June 26,  July 10, July 17,  July 24, and July 31 (pre-paid only)

 

  Historic Landscape Tours:  

  • Saturdays at 9:30 am:  May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 19
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am:  June 3, July 8, July 15, Aug 12, Sept 9

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to M&T Bank for generous sponsorship of Graycliff Tours.

 

 

We also wish to thank the following for their general support of Graycliff, which makes these tours possible:

The County of Erie
New York State, and the New York State Council on the Arts
The Baird Foundation