What is the Roycroft Campus?

The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, New York, is the best-preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the “guilds” that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century. Founded by Elbert Hubbard in 1897, it is often considered the birthplace of the American Arts & Crafts Movement. The Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, contains nine of the original 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, and the Copper Shop. You are invited to come visit and discover the rebirth of the Roycroft Campus as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left.

Hours and Admission

From November 1st through April 30th, the Roycroft Campus Visitor Center is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am (EST) to 4pm (EST), and the Copper Shop Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11am (EST) to 5pm (EST). The Campus is closed on seven specific holidays; New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The Roycroft Inn is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please note that some Campus spaces or buildings may be closed to the public at any given time due to private events or restoration.

The Roycroft Campus grounds and our historic buildings which contain gift shops are open to the general public at no charge. There are certain spaces, such as The Roycroft Campus Museum, as well as guided tours, classes and events that require a registration and admission. Please visit our calendar for upcoming events.

COVID-19 Visitor Information

The Roycroft Campus is asking all visitors, staff and volunteers to follow current New York State and CDC guidelines in regard to face masks and social distancing. FYI due to the historic nature of our buildings, some indoor spaces are more confined.

  • Any person experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive for COVID-19, or had close contact with someone who has had symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home. We will offer full refunds for any pre-paid tour/museum/class registrations

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. We hope you will help us maintain a safe environment for all!

Directions to the Roycroft Campus

The Roycroft Campus is located in the center of East Aurora, New York, approximately 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, N.Y. and a 30-minute drive from the Buffalo International Airport.

Accommodations on the Roycroft Campus

Looking to spend the night in East Aurora? Look no further than the Roycroft Inn. Part of the Historic National Landmark, the Roycroft Inn is located right on the Campus grounds. Plan an overnight stay in one of the beautifully restored suites, dine in the restaurant or enjoy a cocktail in the Craftman Lounge. For more information on rooms, menus and special arrangements please visit The Roycroft Inn webpage.