Is it just us, or does East Aurora have it all? I mean, brick pavers, quaint shops, the largest 5 & 10 in the world, arguably the best wings in town/America, and the beautiful Roycroft Campus.
Did you know the Roycroft Campus was the birthplace and one of the most well-known centers of the Arts & Crafts Movement, an aesthetic movement that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? It held a community over 500 artisans and craftspeople, which was led by Elbert Hubbard (publisher, artist, philosopher, and writer). The present day Roycroft Campus exists to inspire people like you and I to explore the creativity, ideals, and future of Arts and Crafts, offering educational programs, artisan classes, lectures, interactive events and social gatherings.
Lucky for you, tour season is around the corner, and for those of you who haven’t been, this is your opportunity to see what this historic spot is all about.
Roycroft Campus Tours to Check Out Over the Summer:
Fact or Fiction Tour
Love hearing stories? This tour tells the unusual stories associated with The Roycroft, plus a few that aren’t true. Guests will then be given the opportunity to determine which of the stories are real or fake. Upcoming Tours: Monday, June 4th and July 16th starting at 6pm.
Campus Garden Tour
Look back at the historical philosophies of nature at the Roycroft and the renewed expansion/future plans for the Campus’ gardens during this outdoor tour of the grounds.
Upcoming Tours: Wednesday mornings at 11am on June 20th, June 27th and July 18th.
Twilight Tower Tour
This fan favorite tour is your chance to go inside the three Campus towers (the Chapel, the Print Shop, and the Roycroft Inn). Most of these spaces are off-limits to the public, so this is truly a special experience.
Upcoming Tours: Wednesday, June 13th and July 18th at 6pm
Sunday in the Country Tour
Two for one! On this tour, explore The Roycroft Campus as well as Graycliff, the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece on the shores of Lake Erie. The tour will include brunch at Carte Blanche in the Village of Hamburg and a bus ride through the beautiful autumn colors; tours will be scheduled for Sundays in October.
roycroftcampuscorp.com (Tour schedule)
31 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052