Precious Moments at Buffalo Bill’s

Tour the Famous Film Site of “The Silence of the Lambs” Classic

PITTSBURGH, PA, USA, March 27, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Buffalo Bill’s House, most famously known as the site location for the cinematic climax of the five-time Academy Award winning film The Silence of the Lambs, is opening its doors for its annual guided house tours. In addition to being able to stay overnight, guests can book a guided tour for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends, as well as Independence Day. This offer is for these limited spring and summer weekends only and are booking up fast.

During each of the exclusive guided house tours, a small group of guests will be able to visit the entire home as well as the sprawling two acre property. Tours will be conducted by Buffalo Bill’s House owner, Chris Rowan and will be approximately two hours in length. Guests will be permitted to take pictures of their favorite on-site “Silence” filming locations, and even re-enact scenes that were shot at Buffalo Bill’s House. Visitors are asked to come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and apparel to match the weather forecast.

Tours are $69.00 per person and the following limited holiday weekend 2024 dates are currently available:

Friday, May 10th 1pm-3pm ET, 4pm-6pm ET
Saturday, May 11th 10am-12pm ET; 1pm-3pm ET, 4pm-6pm ET
Sunday, May 12th 10am-12pm ET; 1pm-3pm ET

Friday, June 14th 1pm – 3pm ET; 4pm – 6pm ET
Saturday, June 15th 10am-12pm ET; 1pm – 3pm ET; 4pm-6pm ET
Sunday, June 16th 10am-12pm ET; 1pm – 3pm ET

Friday, July 5th 1pm-3pm ET; 4pm – 6pm ET
Saturday, July 6th 10am-12pm ET; 1pm-3pm ET; 4pm-6pm ET
Sunday, July 7th 10am-12pm ET; 1pm-3pm ET

One of the most popular attractions at Buffalo Bill’s House is the interactive well set, located in the basement of the house. Constructed of real granite, the well is a replica of the infamous well in the movie, and is uncannily realistic. The well features the gruesome markings from the movie, including bloody fingernail scratches along the inner wall. Brave guests can physically enter into the four foot deep well for gruesome photo opps. Upon entering the interactive well set, guests will be greeted by sounds of dripping water along with sound clips from the film of the victim Catherine Martin (played by Brooke Smith) screaming for her life. There is a jumpsuit and curly haired wig which guests are encouraged to wear to get into character as the famous movie hostage. Additional props include a stuffed animal “Precious,” the killer’s dog, 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.

The well was built in partnership with legendary special effects make-up artist, and lifelong Pittsburgh resident, Tom Savini. Tom commissioned the Douglas Education Center, where he runs the Tom Savini Special Make-up Effects program, to create the incredible well. It was built by both faculty and students of Savini’s program.

The interactive well set complements ‘Buffalo Bill’s Workshop of Horrors,’ also in the basement of the house, where Rowan (who is 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. As fans enter the basement, “Goodbye Horses,” the haunting song that plays during the famous Buffalo Bill dance scene, goes on auto play.

In the attic, Rowan has designed what he calls ‘Buffalo Bill’s Playhouse,’ a full 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 to enjoy. A self-described fan of ‘physical media,’ Rowan has also tricked out the Playhouse 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. More recent video game additions to the collection include Mortal Kombat, The Simpsons, Centipede and Final Fight. There’s even a pool table.

The Silence of the Lambs memorabilia is on display throughout the home, including original artwork by fans, real taxidermy deaths-head moths, 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.

Exclusive Buffalo Bill’s House gift souvenirs and apparel are available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour. Buffalo Bill’s House is introducing four new merchandise items: A scented “Skin Suit Fresh” dual wick candle (burns 150 hours), a “Silence of the Jams” loose leaf black tea set complete with heart-sharped tea infuser with deaths-head moth charm, a new soap bar line featuring six scented bars with unique scenes from the film imbedded in the soap and deaths-heads moth hair clips.

These new items join the popular branded items including T-Shirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, ‘Skin Suit Soft’ Body Lotion, Coffee Mugs, “Precious” stuffed animals, Enamel Pins, Lip Balm, Magnets, Tote Bags, and ‘Get Your Tuck On’ Bumper Stickers, and a limited number of real taxidermy Death’s-Head Moths set in a gilded frame against a Buffalo Bill’s House backdrop.

All of the merchandise items are also available for purchase at the online gift store. Gift certificates are also available.

Buffalo Bill’s House, the boutique accommodation and cinematic destination, is a beautiful, three-floor, four-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian home set on two acres of lush riverfront property. It is a private rental located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Upcoming tours: https://buffalobillshouse.com/film-location-tours
Tour Details: https://www.buffalobillshouse.com/tour-details

Overnight Stays details: https://www.buffalobillshouse.com/stay-overnight
Book Now: https://www.buffalobillshouse.com/book-now

Dawn Williams
Buffalo Bill’s House, LLC
+1 646-510-5232
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Buffalo Bill’s House Tour

Originally published at https://www.einpresswire.com/article/699046187/buffalo-bill-s-house-guided-tours-now-available-for-mother-s-day-father-s-day-independence-day-weekends