Great Works of Art in the Laurel Highlands

If you’re an art lover, the Laurel Highlands has an itinerary that fits perfectly with your visit to Fallingwater.

Day One

Arrive in the Laurel Highlands and start your get-away with a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, named by the AIA as the “all-time greatest work of American architecture” and considered a work of art itself. 

After your tour enjoy lunch in the Fallingwater café or treat yourself to some local flavor by eating lunch at one of the restaurants in the village of Ohiopyle as you head toward your next stop, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

In addition to touring another great example of Wright’s architecture, you’ll experience the art collection of current Kentuck Knob owner, Lord Peter Palumbo. Pieces of Lord Palumbo’s collection are found throughout the house as well as in the sculpture garden located on the surrounding grounds. 

As Day One draws to a close choose one of the many fine restaurants located in the area for a relaxing dinner and spend the night at the resort, hotel or bed-and-breakfast inn of your choice.

Day Two

Enjoy the scenery along PA Route 381, a federally designated Scenic Byway, as you travel toward historic Ligonier. Just south of town you’ll find the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art where you can see some of the finest works of local Appalachian artists.

After a leisurely lunch in downtown Ligonier, stroll around the diamond and browse in some or all of the many antique shops in town before traveling west on US Route 30, the Lincoln Highway, towards Greensburg and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. A beautiful Tiffany window is one of the highlights you’ll experience among the museum’s fine collection of works by American artists.

Greensburg features many unique restaurants where you can have a light supper before starting your journey home.