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“Fun to wander”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Roycroft Campus

Roycroft Campus
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in East Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. The Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark district (NHL) 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
United States
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152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fun to wander”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Always nice to wander the Roycroft Inn and the surrounding area. The history here is interesting and the on-going renovations will make it even better. The Copper Shop gift shop has lovely, although expensive, items and many are from Roycroft master artisans.
Check out the Roycroft website for maps and times of shops and museums before you come.

Visited September 2013
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Orange Park, Florida
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Plan on at least an hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Go slowly through this collection of original art, pottery, textiles, furniture, metalware, leather, paper - all things Arts & Crafts. Soak it in - treasure your time in one space filled with the best examples of craftsmanship you will see anywhere. You will want to buy something for yourself and your treasured friends and family.

Visited September 2013
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Just an amazing place ... incredible that so much of the campus has been preserved. It is not perfect, it's not a Disney experience, there is still much work to be done. But all the bones are there and it's an extremely important cultural resource. TAKE THE GUIDED TOUR! Ours was terrific, and you will get so much more out of it with a guide.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Disappointing Visit”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

I'd been here before half a dozen years ago but this time there was less to see. The grounds seemed under construction and the donor sidewalk unkempt. The highlight was a well stocked gift shop with a nice bit of history as you enter. The staff was grumpy, and when I took a photo of these tiles (posted here), was jumped on like a fat kid on a smartie. I explained I was refurbishing the fireplace in my arts and crafts home and thinking of utilizing these specialty tiles (which now I won't do because of this.) I suppose they're fearful of having the artists ideas stolen but real artists don't usually feel this way. Funny how the day before at the world-class Albright Knox Art Museum, they let me take photos of their million dollar artworks. Back to the campus: the only other store open was an antique store that had two very nice brothers as proprietors. The visit would have been a total loss without these jolly characters and their fishing stories. The time of 1:30 PM campus tour ($10) on Sunday was a little late for us, would have preferred a mid to late morning start time. Unfortunately the glory of East Aurorie was lost on me with the overhyped and overpriced five and dime and a strange little cupcake shop whose redeeming quality was an excellent cup of coffee (dirty cup notwithstanding). Had a lovely stay at the Roycroft Inn (reviewed elsewhere on TA.)

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“A good walk if you love the Arts & Crafts movement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Roycroft was smaller than I'd expected by the area is beautiful. It's worth the time to get a cup of coffee at the hotel, walk around the neighborhood and definitely visit the 5 and 10 cent store -- it's great.

The majority of the architecture in the area is Victorian and it's very well maintained. The few arts and crafts buildings are lovely. It's a very nice neighborhood to wander around in.

Visited August 2013
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