From Tours, Shopping, and Stays, Here’s 5 Ways to Enjoy the Roycroft Campus this Spring

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on April 11, 2022

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Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

Every season at the historic Roycroft Campus is a whole new experience. If you’re looking for a place to take in the beauty of spring, this is it. 

Whether you’re a local planning a day trip or visiting from out of town, the historic Roycroft located right in the heart of East Aurora is a must visit.

You can tour the historic campus, book an overnight stay in a beautifully restored luxury suite, drink and dine at the Roycroft Inn, or all of the above. 

If you’re looking for ideas, here are 5 different ways to spend a spring day or weekend on The Roycroft Campus:


Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

1. Take a Historic Tour of the Historic Campus

If you enjoy hearing the stories about the past, present and future, book a guided tour of this National Historic Landmark. You can choose from one of three touring experiences. 

Museum Tours | $15 per person

The Museum Tour begins on the Campus grounds with an introduction to Roycroft history followed by an exploration of artifact collection on exhibit in the Campus Museum. Through a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits, you’ll see rare, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and learn more about the people, products, and philosophy that made Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft campus an important part of the Arts & Crafts Movement. This tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Museum Tours are available Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through April 30 and Tuesdays – Saturdays starting May 3. Advanced registration is highly recommended. 

Campus Tours | $20 per person

Available starting May 3

The Campus tour will take you around the grounds and buildings to explore the architecture and history of the Roycroft. This tour is primarily outdoors, but ends in the Campus Museum so that guests can view our artifact collection on exhibit. The entire tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

In-Depth Tours | $50 per person

Available starting in May

The In-Depth Tour will take you to all the spaces included on the Campus Tour, plus several additional interior areas (some of which are not typically open to the public). You’ll have a chance to examine original Roycroft furniture, stained glass, metalwork, the murals of Alexis Fournier, and more. This tour is 2.5 hours and includes a visit to the Campus Museum. There’s limited handicapped accessibility.

You can book your tour online.


2. Find a Handmade Gift at the Copper Shop Gallery

The Copper Shop is an artisan gallery and gift shop located on the historic Roycroft Campus. Inside, you’ll find the work of over 100 local and international artists as well as a wide variety of home goods and unique gifts. While shopping, don’t miss out on the Copper Shop Loft Gallery which currently features the work of Modern Impressionist Painter, Catherine LaPointe Vollmer.

The Copper Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or you can shop online.

3. Book a Stay at the Roycroft Inn

If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of your house and spend time in the heart of East Aurora, here it is. You can book a staycation at the Roycroft Inn any night of the week or upgrade your experience with a spring getaway package. 

Dine & Stay | $199

This package includes an overnight stay in an upgraded suite, $50 certificate at the restaurant during your stay, and two stemless keepsake wine glasses to bring home with you. 

Happy Hour Thursdays | $165

Enjoy an overnight mid-week stay in an upgraded luxurious suite. This package includes 2 drink tokens, and half-off an appetizer you can use in the cozy Craftsman Lounge during their  Thursdays Night Happy Hour which includes live music from 6 to 8 p.m.

Call (716) 652-5552 directly to book your getaway. These offers are available through May 31, 2022. They cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Some restrictions may apply.


Photo courtesy of The Roycroft Campus

4. Host a Special Event at the Roycroft Inn

From intimate showers to engagement parties to large weddings, you can celebrate your special occasion at the historic Roycroft Inn. The team here has the expertise, passion, and attention to detail to produce an unforgettable experience for you. 

They are currently booking weddings for late 2022 & 2023. Call (716) 652-5552 ext 224 to start planning your historic day.

5. Attend a Fun-draiser

Experience the Roycroft Campus and benefit a good cause at the same time. This fun-draiser is designed to be fun and raise funds. The proceeds will provide much-needed funding required to continue the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark.

Founder’s Day | June 4 at 5:30 p.m. 

Similar to gatherings held on the Campus during its heyday in the early 1900s, Founder’s Day will be an outdoor, family-friendly program with live music, crafts, games, basket raffle, and barbeque. In the evening, a movie will be projected outside on the grounds.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children under 14, and free for children under 3. Tickets include food, non-alcoholic drinks, and access to all activities. You can purchase basket raffle tickets separately at the event along with beer and wine.

You can purchase your tickets online.

The Roycroft Campus

40 South Grove Street, East Aurora

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