Many of our Fallingwater visitors have waited a lifetime to see the house. We are constantly working to make the visit as comfortable as possible for all ages. If you haven’t visited us before, here are a few tips to help make your visit more enjoyable:
There is a 1/4-mile gradual downhill walk outdoors from the Visitor Center to Fallingwater with a marvelous first view. Limited shuttle service is available for visitors who are unable to make this walk. Please ask at the Visitor Center desk for this service when you are assigned to a tour group.
Shuttle service is available at the end of the tour for the walk back up the hill. Ask your tour guide to arrange for that at the end of your tour.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must!
There are no public restroom facilities at Fallingwater itself. Please use the facilities at the Visitor Center before beginning your tour.
Fallingwater is not air-conditioned. If you are planning to visit in the summer, we suggest you book your tour during the cooler morning hours.
Fallingwater is a multi-storied house with over 100 steps from the first level to the guesthouse on top of the hill. Because the house is a museum with original furniture intact as left by the Kaufmann family, there are no places to sit down once the tour has started. If you do not wish to climb to the higher floors, simply tell your tour guide that you would like to leave the tour after visiting the main floor/living room area. The shuttle will take you back to the Visitor Center where you will be able to view a video tour of the upper floors. You may rejoin your party at the Visitor Center when they return from the tour.
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In collaboration with Laurelville Mennonite Church Center and Road Scholar, we offer weeklong explorations of Frank Lloyd Wright looking at 3 houses in the Laurel Highlands: Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and the Duncan House.