Bus Tours

White Deer and Military History Bus Tours
at the Historic Seneca Army Depot

Take a 90-minute tour of the park deep inside the former Seneca Army Depot. Your driver and tour guide will share some of the rich history behind the former military munition storage base.

You will be allowed to step off the bus to explore one of the 519 munition storage Igloos and walk through a Personal Bomb Shelter. Witness the extreme security measures taken to protect the Special Weapons area known as the “Q”, where nuclear weapons were stored, plus pre-1940’s building foundations that offer a glimpse into Seneca County life before the war. You will see some amazing wildlife and have a chance to take an optional short walk to see the beaver dam. Finally, DHP bus tours provide the best chance to see an American Bald Eagle and the Majestic Seneca White Deer!

Hop aboard one of our climate controlled buses and discover the Majesty and Mystery this historic munitions depot holds!

2023 Bus Tour Dates and Times

4/27 - 5/18/2023Thursdays &
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5/25 - 8/19/2023Thursdays &
6:45 pm -8:15 pm
8/24 - 9/9/2023Thursdays &
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
9/14 - 9/28/2023Thursdays &
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
10/12 - 10/28/2023Thursdays &
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

BEWARE of Bad Directions!

When you type Deer Haven Park into your mobile device or GPS unit for directions, you will often be given an "alternate route" through the former Depot. If the route includes "W. Romulus Rd.", "E. Patrol Rd." or "W. Patrol Rd." DON'T TAKE IT! There is NO entrance to Deer Haven Park on NY-96 and NO public route across the former military base.  Because Deer Haven Park is on part of the former Seneca Army Depot, the GPS program thinks you can drive through it. Unfortunately, you can not.


Instead, take one of the other routes. OR Enter Sampson State Park into your device. We are located on NY-96A, (not 96) just 2 miles North of Sampson State Park.

Majesty & Mystery Bus Tour

Deer Haven Park is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. It sits on a portion of the property formerly occupied by the Seneca Army Depot, a US Military munitions storage and demolition facility. For over 70 years, the Seneca Army Depot was closed to the public. Today, Deer Haven Park is offering you a glimpse into its Mysterious past and the unique wildlife that resides within its fences.

Deer Haven Park is home to the world's LARGEST herd of all-white, white-tail deer.

Patron typeFee
Adults ages 18-64*$30.00
Seniors 65 +*$27.00
Military - all ages*$27.00
Students ages 13-17*$21.00
Children 12 & under*$8.00
Ask about our Private Tours!

*Prices above do not include NYS sales tax or reservation fee

All tours begin and end at the
Deer Haven Park Visitor Center
located at Deer Haven Park
5479 NY-96A  Romulus, NY 14541