Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, New York

220 North Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

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Hours of Operation:

Thursday-Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

Closed Mondays-Wednesdays and Holidays

Director Christopher Kelly
(716) 885 1986

Please call ahead of your visit to confirm opening hours are accurate. 

Entry is free.

Facility rentals

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum would love to host your next event. 

If you’re looking for a unique space for your wedding, corporate event or other celebration, please contact Director Christopher Kelly at KMuseumBuf@aol.com or call (716) 885 1986.


The North Hall structure was originally a First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1911. Its Greek Revival design has a six-columned portico, fluted ionic columns and decoratively paned windows. The foyer welcomes visitors into a large, pillared, terrazzo floored hall with a lit canopy arching across the entire expanse of this former sanctuary. The building opened to the public as the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in the summer of 2006.