TOUR DATES: September 22-24, 2023
All guests receive a full guided tour of Buffalo Bill’s House and
the opportunity to meet actress Brooke Smith, who played
Buffalo Bill’s captured victim “Catherine Martin”!
Brooke will be signing 8×10 autographs & memorabilia /taking pictures with tour guests
VIP Opportunity for a photo in ‘THE WELL’ with Brooke in Catherine Martin Costume
white bichon frise dog owned by the killer, a bucket, complete with lotion, which can be raised and lowered, as well knob & tube lighting to add to the eerie effect. To complete the chilling scene, there is also a hose for guests who want to channel Buffalo Bill’s character. All props can be used by guests to make their photo with Brooke Smith truly memorable!
The well itself was built in partnership with legendary special make-up effects artist, and lifelong Pittsburgh resident, Tom Savini. Tom commissioned the Douglas Education Center, where he runs Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program, to create the incredible well, which was built by both faculty and students of Savini’s program.
‘Buffalo Bill’s Workshop of Horrors,’ also located in the basement of the house, is where Rowan (an art director and prop stylist by profession) has re-created the famous Buffalo Bill’s dance set from the film complete with vintage Singer sewing machine, disco ball, four female mannequins dressed to resemble the ones in the movie, as well as a full length mirror and Buffalo Bill style kimono for guests’ use, designed to help fans “get their tuck on” while they live out their Buffalo Bill fantasies. To truly set the mood, “Goodbye Horses,” the haunting song that plays during the famous Buffalo Bill dance scene, goes on auto play, as folks enter the basement.
In the attic, guests will find ‘Buffalo Bill’s Playhouse,’ a retro-inspired game room that features a large screen TV complete with a 600+ library of select 70’s, 80’s and 90’s films on DVD and VHS. The Playhouse is tricked out with a host of full-sized classic arcade video games including Asteroids, Pac Man, Super Street Fighter, Terminator 2, Galaga, NBA Jam and Crazy Taxi. Most recent video game additions to the collection include Mortal Kombat, The Simpsons, Centipede and Final Fight. There is also a pool table that, when flipped over, doubles as an air hockey table.
On the guided tour, guests will be able to see the entire home, including the second floor living quarters, as well as walk the two acres of private property that surround it. Guests may freely ask questions during the tour, and are asked to come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and apparel to match the weather forecast.
Guests will be permitted to take pictures and video (for personal use only) of their favorite on-site “Silence” filming locations, and even re-enact scenes that were shot at Buffalo Bill’s House. “Silence” memorabilia on display throughout the home includes an original copy of the production blueprints of the house, a call sheet that was issued to the cast and crew, and even two production utilized pieces of wallpaper, which were screen-used in “The Silence of the Lambs.” Permanently on display is also a plethora of mostly donated fan artwork and several real taxidermy death’s-head moths.
Exclusive Buffalo Bill’s House gift souvenirs are available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour. These branded items include: T-Shirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, ‘Skin Suit Soft’ Body Lotion, Coffee Mugs, ‘Precious’ plush dogs, Enamel Pins, ‘Clarice Cherry’ Lip Balm, Magnets, Tote bags and ‘Get Your Tuck On’ Bumper Stickers. For the serious collector, there are a limited number of real taxidermy Death’s-Head Moths set in a gilded frame with a Buffalo Bill’s House backdrop. Each design is unique.
All available items can be found in the online gift shop. Buffalo Bill’s House accepts cash, Venmo, PayPal, and debit/credit for all merchandise sales.
Buffalo Bill’s House is currently running a Summer Sale on overnight stays. A 25% OFF discount is automatically applied for a two-night stay, a 30% discount for a three-night stay and 35% off for a four night or longer stay, but for a limited time only. Please call 1.833.BUFFBILL) or email email@example.com to claim your discounts. Gift certificates are available! Additional Promo Codes and updates on the house are available by subscribing to the mailing list here.
Photo Policy: Photos and video are for personal use only, meant for personal social media, sharing with family and friends, etc. Footage will not be allowed to be utilized for professional promotion of personal business, websites, etc. Please see the filming & photography policy here.
About Buffalo Bill’s House
Buffalo Bill’s House, the boutique accommodation and cinematic destination, features a beautiful, three-floor, four-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian home situated on two acres of lush riverfront property. Nestled in a bucolic town in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Buffalo Bill’s House is a private rental where booked guests get exclusive use of the entire house only with the party they have booked with. The house accommodates a maximum number of eight guests at a time and does not allow any unauthorized visitors or large parties to the home or on the premises. For a unique experience that can only be found at Buffalo Bill’s House, guests can book a stay at this one-of-a-kind private rental.