Twilight Tour of Homes
Friday 16th Jun, 2017

Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway Buffalo, NY
Time: 5:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $40 Tour l $75 Includes VIP Reception ($70 TR Site members)
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The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site (TR Site), in association with Western New York Heritage, will present its popular Twilight Tour of Homes. The self-guided walking tour will feature seven private residences with a wide variety of architectural styles and compelling stories to tell. The homes are located on or in close proximity to the three iconic boulevards, which once served as grand approaches to Delaware Park. 

This year’s event reprises the location of last year’s sold-out event that attracted 1500 enthusiasts of Buffalo’s world-renowned architecture and the sylvan charm of Olmsted’s magnificent system of parkways. The Buffalo Seminary, at 205 Bidwell Parkway, will once again serve as the tour headquarters for the one-night-only, rain or shine tour. The Collegiate Gothic style building will also be open for tours. 

Because the Twilight Tour of Homes is self-guided, participants may visit the homes in whatever order and whatever pace they would like. With a leisurely gait, the tour will take approximately one-and-one-half to two hours to complete.

A special addition to this year’s Twilight Tour of Homes is a post-tour, VIP reception at the historic Garret Club, 91 Cleveland Avenue. Designed by noted Buffalo architect E.B. Green, the Garret Club is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The reception, which will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, offers an elegant way to cap off the evening. VIP guests will enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the beautifully appointed structure. A tempting array of butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine service are part of what is planned to be a perfect tour finale. Ample off-street parking at the Garret Club is also provided.

Tickets are $40. Cost for the post-tour VIP reception is $75 per person ($70 for TR Inaugural Site members), which includes admission to all tour locations and preferred ticket pick-up.

All proceeds from this event go to further the mission of the TR Inaugural Site, a non-profit museum chartered by the New York State Department of Education and Western New York’s only National Park Service facility. Nearly two-thirds of the Site’s annual operating budget is raised locally, including through special events such as the Twilight Tour of Homes.

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