This tour is a one-of-a-kind experience! We’ll take you to the top of a grain elevator on this unique Silo City tour experience.
You’ll experience all of the history and mechanics of the grain elevator, as well as the malt production process on this in-depth tour of the former Perot Company grain elevator and malthouse. We’ll have some spectacular views of Buffalo, Lake Erie, and the other grain elevators from the top. You’ll also see the current redevelopment work in progress at Silo City.
Please note that Silo City: Vertical is a physically demanding tour, and we do not recommend it for those with a fear of heights. Participants in this tour must be physically able to take stairs up approximately 150 feet (ten stories) to reach the top – and then come back down! The elevators have been out of commission for years, so stairs are the only way to go.
The tour meets at Silo City, 120 Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY, 14203. Turn from Ohio Street onto Silo City Row, and enter Silo City through the gate. Follow the signs for Duende parking, past Duende (in the yellow brick building that will be ahead on your right). Ample parking is available on site just past Duende. This tour is approximately two hours in length. Please note that substantial portions of the Silo City Vertical tour are interior spaces; however, these buildings are well ventilated due to open doors and windows.
Traffic Note: The Ohio Street bridge over the Buffalo River near Silo City is currently closed for repairs. Please plan for additional travel time to follow the posted detours.
Required Assumption of Risk, Release of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement for Silo City Tours: Please note that the online reservation process includes this agreement that is required for access to Silo City; a copy will be included in your reservation’s email confirmation.
Tour Procedures & Policies:
Tour Note: Some areas of Silo City are at times home to flies and insects that can be a nuisance on the tour; those who are sensitive to insects may wish to bring insect repellant to this tour.