Downtown Ceilings & Skylights Tour

Thu, Sep 29
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Admission starts at: $7
WNY Book Arts Center • 468 Washington St, Buffalo 14203


Come ready to look up on this downtown walking tour! This tour will reveal the ornate ceilings and skylights found in many buildings throughout downtown Buffalo.  While many people walk underneath them on a daily basis, the ceilings of many of Buffalo’s buildings are often their least-noticed feature. Join us on this tour to discover these beautiful works of art, many of which are hiding in plain sight!

This tour meets at the WNY Book Arts Center at 468 Washington Street, Buffalo NY 14203 at the corner of Mohawk Street. Metered parking is available on Washington, Mohawk, and other nearby streets. The Mohawk parking ramp is located across the street. Please note that nearby parking lots require payment at all times. The nearest MetroRail station, Lafayette Square, is one block away on Main Street. This tour is approximately 90 minutes with approximately 2.1 miles of walking.

Walking Tour Prices: 

  • General Admission: $17
  • Children & Students: $7
  • Explorer Pass Members: FREE

Tour Procedures & Policies: 

  • Reservations are required for all tours, including for Explorer Pass members. Walk-ups without reservations cannot be accommodated. Tours are generally limited to a maximum of 15 people per group.
    • Reservations close two hours before the tour’s scheduled start time (for example, reservations close at 8am for a 10am tour).
    • Reservations can be made online; please email or call (716) 245-3032 if you need assistance.
    • If you have an Explore Buffalo walking pass (orange or blue), please email to reserve your tour.
    • The Explore Buffalo docent for your tour will have a list of tour reservations for their tour; you do not need to print or bring any tour confirmation.
  • Children & Student Admission is for children ages 6-18 or college students with a valid student ID. Children ages 5 and under are free and do not require a reservation.
  • Accessibility: Please contact us at or (716) 245-3032 if you plan to attend this tour and will require accommodations or if you have questions about accessibility.
  • If you feel ill or suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend any Explore Buffalo tours. We will be happy to refund your reservation or welcome you to join us at a later date.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. In the event of weather that requires a tour cancellation, we will contact registered tour guests in advance of the tour.
  • See our FAQs page for our refund policy and answers to other questions.
  • By confirming your reservation for any Explore Buffalo tour, you acknowledge and accept Explore Buffalo’s tour policies. 
Event Organizer: Explore Buffalo

Downtown Ceilings & Skylights Tour

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Downtown Ceilings & Skylights Tour




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