Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately not at this time. We’re not equipped to handle weddings or do wedding photo shoots. We get this question a lot and we apologize for not being able to accommodate these requests at this time. With limited volunteers, we focus our efforts on public events and community fundraisers.
At this time, the Terminal is open for visitors only during events. Because of ongoing restoration and our volunteer crew, we are not equipped to handle walk-in visitors right now. Please check our Event Schedule to find out all the exciting activities at the Terminal. Event season runs from April through October.
We welcome volunteers and donations of any kind or size. Please visit our Contribute page for more information on how you can help restore this beautiful property.
We cannot guarantee that we can host your group, but we are open to setting up opportunities for large groups to come volunteer and tour the building. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to honor your request.
We are constantly amazed by all the cool stories we hear from people with connections to the Terminal. So please share them on our Facebook page, or submit via email to email@example.com. If you have a photo or even a piece of the Terminal and would like to donate it to the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, we accept all kinds of submissions no questions asked. Please contact us via email to coordinate.
Absolutely! We have done a ton of work to refurbish the Buffalo Central Terminal and ensure that it is safe for people to come enjoy the wonders of this historic landmark.
In July 2017, the Urban Land Institute came to Buffalo to conduct a comprehensive study of the Central Terminal and the surrounding Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood to analyze reuse and restoration. The complete results of that study will come out at the end of 2017, and those recommendations will help drive the next steps for the Terminal’s redevelopment. As we work toward a long-term future solution for reuse of this amazing building, we work daily on restoration projects designed to steadily open up more event opportunities to allow more people to experience the Central Terminal.
Due to problems at Buffalo’s downtown train station on Exchange Street in 2016, local politicians and community leaders like Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Tim Kennedy, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes have shown their support for the Central Terminal as the top prospect to serve as Buffalo’s new train station. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has committed $1 million to analyze the best spot for Buffalo’s new train station, and, once selected, the state will contribute $25 million to the new site. Lend your support for the Terminal by signing this online petition.
According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, drones are not allowed within a 1-mile radius of any peregrine falcon nest, so unmanned aircraft systems are not allowed near the Central Terminal due to our resident falcons.