Fallingwater Opens for 55th Tour Season
Mill Run, Pa. — March 9, 2018 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, March 10. Since opening for its first tour in 1964, Fallingwater has welcomed more than 5.5 million visitors from around the world.
Fallingwater, designed by Wright in 1935, is open to the public as a museum and is designated as a National Historic Landmark and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure.
To tour Fallingwater, advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged due to space limitations. For more information or to purchase tour tickets, visit Fallingwater.org or call visitor services at 724-329-8501.
Traditional and Specialty Tours
Fallingwater’s traditional hour-long guided house tours are offered daily – except Wednesdays – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2.
A variety of specialty tours are also offered, including the two-hour In-Depth Tour, during which photography for personal use is permitted. During warmer months, Fallingwater offers Focus, Brunch and Sunset tours that include lunch on a private terrace at Fallingwater.
In-Depth Educational Experience: Insight/Onsite
A once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience, Insight/Onsite is a three-day, two-night intensive seminar for adults seeking a deeper understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright and Fallingwater.
Insight/Onsite will take place twice in 2018, on May 1-3 and September 11-13, and provides a unique understanding of modern architecture from physical, psychological and historical perspectives. Insight/Onsite participants will spend time with Fallingwater’s director and curatorial staff.
The package features gourmet cuisine prepared by Fallingwater’s chef, lectures, in-depth tours, private time inside the house and accommodations at the award-winning High Meadow educational facility.
Fallingwater offers a variety of other educational opportunities for various age groups throughout the year. For more information on educational programming at Fallingwater, please contact Amy Humbert, education programs coordinator, at 724-329-7829 or visit fallingwater.org/education/fallingwater-institute/.
Along with guided house tours, Fallingwater visitors will have additional opportunities to learn about Fallingwater through a new exhibition in the Speyer Gallery.
Opening April 1, the exhibition will highlight the pre-Fallingwater era when the property and surrounding land were used as a camp by Masons and Kaufmann’s Department Store employees. Objects and photos from the Fallingwater collections will be on display, as well as a model of the camp based on a 1920 survey.
Fayette County Appreciation Days
Fallingwater will again offer free admission to Fayette County residents during its Fayette County Appreciation Days on Sunday, March 18 and Sunday, November 18.
Last year, more than 1,000 Fayette County residents visited Fallingwater during Fayette County Appreciation Days. Advance reservations for tours are essential to guarantee admittance. Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to call 724-329-8501 for information and reservations.
Fallingwater is also accepting applications for volunteer opportunities for the 2018 season. Residents from nearby communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Fallingwater volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two days per month from May through October.
Interested volunteers may apply by contacting Marie Woof, volunteer coordinator, at 724-329-7826 or firstname.lastname@example.org and are encouraged to apply by mid-April.
Fallingwater also takes tour reservations for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Duncan House at Polymath Park, a Wright-designed prefabricated house completed in 1957 for a site in Lisle, Ill. The house was relocated to Acme, Pa. in 2007, and is located approximately 35 minutes from Fallingwater.
Tickets and more information for Fallingwater and the Duncan House are available at Fallingwater.org or by calling visitor services at 724-329-8501.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservany (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish 10 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of about 12,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.
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