Experience Fallingwater in the Snow this December
A fresh blanket of snow has fallen at Fallingwater, highlighting its rare beauty and providing a peaceful experience with nature in the midst of the busy holiday season.
Fallingwater invites the public to schedule tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December as well as the week between Christmas and New Year’s, before the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork closes for annual maintenance during the months of January and February. Reservations are required and may be arranged on Fallingwater.org or by calling (724) 329-8501. Visitors should plan to wear boots and other winter gear, as part of the tour involves walking outdoors.
“Seeing Fallingwater in the wintertime with the leaves off of the trees provides a very different experience of the house. If there is snow, it is it absolutely magical,” said Lynda Waggoner, vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater. “It is a wonderful time of year to visit for the first time or to come back once again.”
Visitors also may stop by the Fallingwater Museum Store, which features a range of unique gifts.
For those too busy to make a trip to Fallingwater, a “virtual” visit via the Fallingwater-cam provides a glimpse of winter solitude and beauty from any location. The Fallingwater-cam, which shows images of the house that update every few seconds, may be accessed in the Explore section of Fallingwater.org, or at Fallingwater.org/116. Also, Fallingwater Museum Store items may be purchased online at FallingwaterMuseumStore.org.
Visitors to Fallingwater this month should check Fallingwater.org or call (724) 329-8501 immediately prior to departure to ensure that the house remains open, as heavy snowstorms occasionally require its closure. Fallingwater is closed on December 25, Christmas Day.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private, nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC helped to establish ten state parks and has conserved nearly 229,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted in 20 counties with the help of 12,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
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