Experience Fallingwater

Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark and a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is open to the public for guided tours and self-guided experiences. Learn more about our health and safety measures.

We are pleased to welcome you to Fallingwater, where you’ll discover the beauty of the landscape that was a retreat for the Kaufmann family and explore the house’s intimate relationship with nature. With your help, we look forward to providing an enjoyable and safe experience. Before you purchase tickets today, we require you to agree to the following four protocols:

  1. Reservations are required for all visits. Timed entry is necessary to prevent crowding.
  2. Wear a mask. For your safety and the safety of those around you, masks covering your nose and mouth are required for all guests age two and up for the duration of your visit. You can’t visit without one.
  3. Maintain a safe distance. While on-site, keep a minimum of six feet between you and other visitors/staff.
  4. When in doubt, do not touch. Please refrain from touching surfaces unless absolutely necessary. Please don’t hesitate to use hand sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes.

If you are visiting from outside Pennsylvania, we ask that you review the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Information for Travelers and comply with current orders. If you are a Pennsylvania resident, be sure to check your county or municipal department of health’s website to ensure you are conforming to current advisories, restrictions and mandates.

By visiting Fallingwater, you acknowledge that risk of communicable illness exists in any and all public spaces as a force of nature, and that Fallingwater assumes no responsibility for any claims which may arise. Thank you in advance for helping to ensure a safe and healthy experience at Fallingwater.

Guided Exterior Private Tours

$60 private tour, up to two people; $30 each additional person, maximum group size of six; free for children younger than 6
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.
Available through April 30

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length: 1 hour

Fallingwater welcomes visitors for private guided tours of the house’s exterior, many of the open-air terraces and its beautiful forest landscape for your individual group of up to six people. A Fallingwater educator will be your guide as you explore the site and discover why Fallingwater is considered to be the finest example of Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture.

Guided tour start times are approximate. To ensure sufficient physical distancing between groups, your guided tour may begin 10 to 20 minutes past your scheduled time. Please arrive early to provide sufficient time for parking and arrival at the Visitor Center. In planning your visit, allow approximately two hours on site to enjoy at a relaxed pace.

Advance ticket purchase is essential. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee, which is included in your tour price. Children younger than 6 years old, including infants and toddlers, receive complimentary admission.

Exterior still photography is permitted for personal use.

Self-Guided Exterior Experience

$18 per person; free for children younger than 6
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Suggested Tour Length: 1 hour

Discover the landscape of Western Pennsylvania that was the retreat for the Kaufmann family and the inspiration for Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork of organic architecture. Fallingwater educators are available to provide insights as you experience Fallingwater’s exterior and grounds at your own pace. Download our visitor guide in advance or receive a paper copy upon arrival.

Advance ticket purchase is essential. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee, which will be added to the tour price. Children younger than 6 years old, including infants and toddlers, receive complimentary admission.

Exterior still photography is permitted for personal use.

Guided Architectural Tour

$30 per person; maximum group size of six; children younger than 6 not permitted on this tour.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length: 1 hour

A Fallingwater educator will be your guide as you experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s most recognized example of the union of architecture and nature. As you walk the beautiful forested grounds and explore the house from both interior spaces and outdoor cantilevered terraces, you will closely examine Fallingwater’s intimate relationship with the mountainous landscape that inspired its design. Inside the living room, one of modern architecture’s most iconic spaces, you will experience Wright’s pioneering idea of “breaking the box” and see an exceptional collection of fine and decorative art as well as custom-made furniture designed by Wright specifically for Fallingwater. You will go behind-the-scenes to see the kitchen and servants’ sitting room, and, as if you were guests of the Kaufmann family, experience the living and sleeping accommodations in the Guest House.

Guided tour start times are approximate. To ensure sufficient physical distancing, tour sizes are limited to six people and your tour may begin 10 to 20 minutes past your scheduled time. Please arrive early to provide sufficient time for parking and arrival at the Visitor Center. In planning your visit, allow approximately two hours on site to enjoy at a relaxed pace.

Children younger than 6 years old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on the Guided Architectural Tour. Families with young children may reserve a guided Family Field Trip or a Self-Guided Exterior Experience.

This is a screen-free tour with opportunities for still photography for personal use, as indicated by tour guides.

Advance ticket purchase is essential. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee.

Family Field Trip

$60 private learning experience for a family of up to two people; $30 each additional family member, maximum group size of six; free for children younger than 6.
10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Local families may apply for free admission, supported by the Lodging Partners in Education and EITC programs.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length: 1 hour

Whether students are studying at school or home this year, Fallingwater invites families with children in grades K-12 to enjoy the outdoors through an exploration of architecture and nature on one of our Family Field Trips. During a private exterior tour of the house and its landscape, families learn about the science, technology, art and history of Fallingwater through a series of engaging activities. You’re sure to learn new things from one of the world’s most significant works of architecture and have lots of fun along the way!  Family Field Trips Include:

  • Private outdoor experience of Fallingwater that examines the house’s exterior from the landscape and many of the open-air terraces. Individual family groups can include up to six people.
  • Fun learning activities that engage students through observation, sketching, demonstration, and reflection. Activities meet Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Academic Standards in social studies, arts and humanities.
  • A Fallingwater souvenir bag for students.

Please arrive early to provide sufficient time for parking and arrival at the Visitor Center. In planning your visit, allow approximately two hours on site to enjoy at a relaxed pace. Advance ticket purchase is essential. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee, which is included in your tour price. Children younger than 6 years old, including infants and toddlers, receive complimentary admission. Exterior still photography is permitted for personal use. LOCAL FAMILIES: Fallingwater’s Lodging Partners in Education program supports free admission for local students and their families living in the following nearby school districts: Albert Gallatin, Brownsville, Central Greene, Connellsville, Frazier, Laurel Highlands, Mount Pleasant, Southmoreland, Turkeyfoot Valley and Uniontown. Apply for a free Family Field Trip. Availability is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Brunch Tour

$150 per person, two person minimum private tour; maximum group size of six
12 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
May 8 – September 27, 2021

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length: 3 hours (1-hour tour followed by brunch)

This intimate early afternoon tour is a private experience for groups of up to 6 people and is led by an expert guide. You will gain an in-depth understanding of Wright’s sublime integration of architecture and nature through a relaxed, immersive exploration of the house and grounds. The tour concludes with a delicious lunch prepared by Fallingwater’s Chef Tom Shuttlesworth served at the Hillman Pavilion. Lunch offerings change seasonally to offer you the finest locally-sourced ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan offerings are available, gratuity is included, and BYOB is permitted with no corkage fee.

This tour is not recommended for children under the age of six.

Advance ticket purchase is essential. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee, which is included in the tour price.

Still photography is permitted for personal use. Please allow a total of three hours for this experience.

Sunset Tour

$150 per person, two person minimum private tour; maximum group size of six
4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
May 6 – September 4, 2021

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length: 3 hours (1-hour tour followed by dinner)

The Sunset Tour is a private experience limited to groups of up to 6 people and led by an expert guide. The early evening tour begins with a leisurely walk down the original drive to the house and the iconic view, continues with an in-depth exploration of Fallingwater and its grounds, and ends at the forest setting of the Hillman Pavilion to enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by Fallingwater’s Chef Tom Shuttlesworth. Dinner selections change seasonally to offer you the finest locally-sourced ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan offerings are available, gratuity is included, and BYOB is permitted with no corkage fee.

This tour is not recommended for children under the age of six.

Advance ticket purchase is essential. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee, which is included in the tour price.

Still photography is permitted for personal use. Please allow a total of three hours for this experience.

Focus Tours

$1,500 private tour, up to four people
4:30 p.m., except Wednesdays
May – September 2021
Available with at least two weeks advance reservation only. To reserve, contact Fallingwater Assistant Monica Jackson at 724-329-7842 or mjackson@paconserve.org.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour Length: 3 hours (1.5-hour tour followed by dinner)

As a special guest at Fallingwater, this exclusive experience provides a unique opportunity for your private group of up to 4 people to tour one of the world’s most iconic places—one that is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and regarded by the American Institute of Architects as the best all-time work of American architecture. Your Focus Tour is tailored to explore your interests, and behind-the-scenes access allows you to fully immerse in Wright’s masterpiece of architecture in harmony with nature. After the tour, as afternoon turns to twilight, the changing light allows you to see Fallingwater from an entirely new perspective as you enjoy a three-course dinner on Fallingwater’s Pottery Terrace. Chef Tom Shuttlesworth uses the finest local ingredients to create delicious seasonal offerings that complement our region of Appalachia. Vegetarian and vegan offerings are available, gratuity is included, and BYOB is permitted with no corkage fee.

Available with at least two weeks advance reservation only. To reserve, contact Fallingwater Assistant Monica Jackson at 724-329-7842 or mjackson@paconserve.org.

This tour is not recommended for children under the age of six.

Still photography is permitted for personal use. Please allow a total of three hours for this experience.

Forest to Table Dinner

$350 per Person
5-8 p.m. April 23 and 24; July 16 and 17; October 1 and 2, 2021
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Enhance Your Visit

 

Along with your exploration of the house and landscape, consider an additional experience to further enjoy your time at Fallingwater.

 

Meadow Lunch

Meadow Lunch

Complimentary with a minimum purchase from the Fallingwater Café. For private groups up to six people.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Limited table reservations available daily, April 1 to October 31, except Wednesdays. Call 724-329-8501 and press 1 for Visitor Services to reserve your table and order lunches in advance of your visit.

Description

Reservation Length: 1.5 hours

Reserve a table in the Meadow alongside Bear Run for an enjoyable outdoor lunch with your private group of up to six people. View the site plan to select the table of your choice for a 90-minute seating at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. While we do not allow outside food, table reservations are complimentary with the purchase of Fallingwater Café bagged lunches. The Meadow Lunch must be booked in conjunction with one of Fallingwater’s tour experiences.

A selection of Fallingwater Café bagged lunches are available for pre-purchase and pick-up at the Visitor Center. Every lunch begins with a freshly baked crusty baguette, then your choice of:

  • Ham and brie, apricot-dijon spread, seasonal greens,
  • Lemon-roast chicken, roasted garlic aioli, seasonal greens, or
  • Smashed black beans, broccoli-slaw with lime vinaigrette, chipotle mayo.

A delicious Guittard chocolate chip cookie with Maldon sea salt is paired with an organic Pennsylvania gala apple. Complete your lunch by choosing any of our wide range of local sodas, coffee-based beverage or fruit juices AND your choice of any of our packaged chips or pretzels. Fallingwater Café bagged lunches can be purchased for $18.00 each.

Lunches for children contain a half-sized sandwich, a smaller cookie, bottled beverage and an apple and can be purchased for $11.00.

Lunch to Go

Lunch to Go

$18 per adult, $11 per child (age 12 and younger)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays
Call 724-329-8501 and press 1 for Visitor Services to order Fallingwater Café bagged lunches in advance of your visit.

Description

A selection of Fallingwater Café bagged lunches are available for pre-purchase and pick-up at the Visitor Center. Lunches can be enjoyed at the café, outside at a reserved Meadow table or on the go.

Every lunch begins with a freshly baked crusty baguette, then your choice of:

  • Ham and brie, apricot-dijon spread, seasonal greens,
  • Lemon-roast chicken, roasted garlic aioli, seasonal greens, or
  • Smashed black beans, broccoli-slaw with lime vinaigrette, chipotle mayo.

A delicious Guittard chocolate chip cookie with Maldon sea salt is paired with an organic Pennsylvania gala apple. Complete your lunch by choosing any of our wide range of local sodas, coffee-based beverage or fruit juices AND your choice of any of our packaged chips or pretzels.

Lunches for children contain a half-sized sandwich, a smaller cookie, bottled beverage and an apple and can be purchased at a reduced cost.

Gifts to Go – Fallingwater Essential Collection

$25 (Tax Included)
A collection of gifts available exclusively from the Fallingwater Museum Store!

Description

Our Fallingwater Museum Store now offers gift collections available for pre-purchase and curbside pickup upon your arrival at Fallingwater.

Each prepackaged gift collection will be presented to you in a complimentary Fallingwater Tote Bag and contains some of our most popular items.

Fallingwater Essential Collection:

  • Fallingwater Booklet – Newly revised, the Fallingwater Booklet is a striking 24-page publication that paints an exquisite overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous masterpiece, Fallingwater, which is part of The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2019.
  • Fallingwater Summer Magnet
  • Two Fallingwater Postcards
  • One Fallingwater Pencil

The Fallingwater Essential Collection includes items that are available exclusively from the Fallingwater Museum Store. No substitutions please.

Gifts to Go – Fallingwater in Focus Collection

$45 (Tax Included)
A collection of gifts suited for any lover of Fallingwater, from amateur to expert.

Description

Our Fallingwater Museum Store now offers gift collections available for pre-purchase and curbside pickup upon your arrival at Fallingwater.

Each prepackaged gift collection will be presented to you in a complimentary Fallingwater Tote Bag and contains some of our most popular items.

Fallingwater in Focus Collection:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater The House and Its History – Written by Donald Hoffman, the book tells the story of Fallingwater in full, from the earliest notions of the project, through construction, to its completion. The author based his text on interviews with Wright’s apprentices and research into original letters, plans and documents. It will answer all those important questions one may have about this famous architectural treasure.
  • Fallingwater Logo Mug
  • Four Fallingwater Postcards
  • One Fallingwater Pen

The Fallingwater in Focus Collection includes items available from our Fallingwater Museum Store. No substitutions please.

Gifts to Go – Frank Lloyd Wright for All

$65 (Tax Included)
A cheerful collection of gifts to be enjoyed by the entire family.

Description

Our Fallingwater Museum Store now offers gift collections available for pre-purchase and curbside pickup upon your arrival at Fallingwater.

Each pre-packaged gift collection will be presented to you in a complimentary Fallingwater Tote Bag and contains some of our most popular items.

Frank Lloyd Wright for All:

  • Fallingwater Double-Sided Puzzle
  • Edgar J. Kaufmann House, “Fallingwater” Print – 8” x 10”
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Colored Pencil Set – 24 Pencils
  • I Love Architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright coloring book
  • One Frank Lloyd Wright Organic Commandment Magnet

The Frank Lloyd Wright for All gift collection includes items available from the Fallingwater Museum Store. No substitutions please.

Gifts to Go – Fallingwater Deluxe Collection

$90 (Tax Included)
A collection of gifts to be treasured and enjoyed for years to come.

Description

Our Fallingwater Museum Store now offers gift collections available for pre-purchase and curbside pickup upon your arrival at Fallingwater.

Each prepackaged gift collection will be presented to you in a complimentary Fallingwater Tote Bag and contains some of our most popular items.

Fallingwater Deluxe Collection:

  • Fallingwater – A landmark volume to commemorate what is arguably the most significant private residence of the twentieth century. With stunning photography by Christopher Little and essays by experts, this volume captures the much-loved masterpiece by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Fallingwater 1,000-Piece Puzzle – Featuring photograph by Christopher Little
  • Fallingwater Boxed Note Cards – Set of 20 cards with envelopes
  • One Fallingwater Pen

The Fallingwater Deluxe Collection includes items available from the Fallingwater Museum Store. No substitutions please.

Important Ticket and Visitor Information

During the ongoing health crisis, Fallingwater will operate under guidelines recommended by national, state and local agencies/authorities. We will carefully and continually monitor the situation in our region and make adjustments as needed. Please read our Visitor Information page to familiarize yourself with site guidelines before your visit.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. If you are exhibiting symptoms of the disease or feel unwell, please elect to stay home and help stop the spread. By visiting Fallingwater, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers, a limited number of visitors are permitted on the site each day. For this reason, reservations are required for all visits. Please purchase tickets online or call 724-329-8501 to check the availability prior to traveling to Fallingwater. There is a $2.00 non-refundable processing fee for all ticket purchase.

Fallingwater’s Self-Guided Exterior Experiences are available for all ages. Download a Visitor Guide for your mobile device in advance of your visit.

Children younger than 6 are not permitted on Guided Architectural Tours, Sunset Tours, and Brunch Tours. Families with young children interested in a guided tour are invited to reserve one of our Family Field Trips.

To ensure appropriate physically distancing while on-site, all groups are limited to a maximum of six people. Visitors must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance from staff and other visitors at all times.

Guided tour start times are approximate. To ensure sufficient physical distancing between groups, your guided tour may begin 10 to 20 minutes past your scheduled time. Please arrive early to provide sufficient time for parking and arrival at the Visitor Center. In planning your visit, allow approximately two hours on site to enjoy at a relaxed pace.

In compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania guidelines, all visitors older than the age of 2 years will be required to wear masks while onsite.

To allow for necessary physical distancing, the site will operate at 50% capacity, and staff will control the number of visitors in and out of the Café and Museum Store.

To make your visit as touch-free as possible, transactions at our museum store, café, and membership desk are by credit card only.

Fallingwater’s site includes more than a mile of sloping gravel paths, which may be challenging for visitors with mobility limitations. Some exterior parts of the house are only accessible by stairs. Certain models of wheelchairs and strollers may have difficulty moving on gravel. Please inquire in advance about accessibility options or to reserve an all-terrain wheelchair.

The main gate opens daily at 8:30 a.m. Please note, admittance to the site through the main gate ends at 4 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Fallingwater tours run from March through December, except Wednesdays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Tour times vary throughout the season, so we invite you to explore individual options for availability.

All photography, filming, recording on mobile devices, painting and sketching created during your visit to Fallingwater is permitted for personal use only.

The use of drones is prohibited on the property.