Buffalo Bill's House

Filming & Photoshoots

About the space

Are you looking for the perfect place in Pennsylvania for your next tv/film production or photo shoot? Buffalo Bill’s House offers a rare opportunity for on-location filming in the real home used in the Academy Award winning film, “The Silence of the Lambs”. This three-story Queen Anne Victorian was the home of cinematic serial killer Buffalo Bill in the film “The Silence of the Lambs”. It’s situated on two acres of level land along the Youghiogheny River, which is located in the town of Perryopolis, about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In addition, the original hardwood floors, woodwork, pocket doors and fireplaces are in pristine condition, dating back to 1910 when the home was built. With over 2300 square feet of quaint space throughout the home, there is a perfect location for your scene around every corner! The oversized three car detached garage has endless filming possibilities and was once the Layton General Store & Post Office. In addition, you’ll find a rare 1941 Chessie train caboose on our property.

Other filming highlights include the wraparound lemonade front porch, custom built gazebo, the fully functional train tracks opposite the Youghiogheny River, and a secluded pond that border’s the property.

Whether you are shooting a feature film, short, television, music video, web content, or a still based photography shoot, Buffalo Bill’s House is able to accommodate your requests! Please call 1.833.283.3245 or email film@buffalobillshouse.com to speak further about your production.

Recent film productions

The home and its surrounding area is no stranger to well noted film productions. The historic Layton Tunnel and Bridge that connects Layton to Buffalo Bill’s House in Perryopolis, PA has had many high profile shoots. These include “Fire in the Hole”, the pilot episode of FX Network’s television series “Justified” starring Timothy Olyphant & Walter Goggins, and was notably featured in “The Silence of the Lambs”. Most recently, “Sweet Girl”, a Netflix produced feature thriller starring Jason Mamoa & Marisa Tomei, was filmed here as well and premiered in 2021.

Film tax credit

Pennsylvania offers a 25% tax credit to productions that film in pa and also spend at least 60% of their total budget in the Commonwealth.

Projects eligible for Film Tax Credits under the program are: the production of a feature film, a television film, a television talk show or game show series, a television commercial, a television pilot or each episode of a television series intended as programming for a national audience.

Relax & enjoy
"The Silence"

Are you ready to have your own “Precious” Moments at Buffalo Bill’s? Book your overnight stay now!

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