Fallingwater Reopens for 2013 Season

Fallingwater will open for daily tours on Saturday, beginning a 2013 season that includes a range of experiences, educational programs and tours.

“Visitors see something new every time they arrive at Fallingwater,” said Lynda Waggoner, vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater. “The seasons, the time of day and the weather all contribute to new experiences for our guests.”

Insight/Onsite Educational Experience for Adults
Insight/Onsite is a three-day seminar that combines quiet exploration, group inquiry exercises and mealtime discussions to provide participants with an understanding of modern architecture from physical, psychological and historical perspectives. Participants will join Waggoner and Fallingwater’s curators for this experience.

Insight/Onsite at Fallingwater is limited to eight people per session and will be offered from Tuesday, Sept. 3 to Thursday, Sept. 5 and from Tuesday, Sept. 10 to Thursday, Sept. 12. The pricing for this all-inclusive experience is $1,500 per person for double occupancy and $2,000 for single occupancy. For more information, contact Roy Young, curator of education, at 724-329-7823 or at ryoung@paconserve.org.

Student Education
Fallingwater also offers a range of on-site educational programs for high school and college students, teachers and adult learners varying in length from three days to a week long. Information about educational programming is available at https://fallingwater.org/142.

Fallingwater visitors may register to attend lectures presented by architectural experts. Details about these periodic special events will be posted on www.Fallingwater.org.

Fallingwater Guided House Tours are offered daily – except Wednesdays – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., now through Thanksgiving weekend.

Visitors may participate in special tours, such as the In-Depth tour, which provides a detailed view of the house. Guides on this two-hour tour have a broad knowledge and the experience offers access to secondary spaces not available on the regular tour. The number of visitors on this tour is limited and interior still photography is permitted for personal use only.

The Focus Tour offers groups of up to six people a private extended tour led by senior staff member. The visit begins with a walk down the original drive to the house and ends with a private luncheon prepared by Fallingwater’s on-site chef. Interior still photography is permitted for personal use only.

A Brunch Tour is available on most Saturdays and Sundays from May through September. On this tour, participants spend nearly two hours in the house with an experienced guide, followed by brunch on Fallingwater’s covered terrace as Bear Run flows beneath the house.

Tickets and Reservations
Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. For more information or to purchase Fallingwater tour tickets, visit Fallingwater.org or call Visitor Services at 724-329-8501. Visitor Services can offer more information about various tours’ age restrictions.

Fallingwater is located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The house is located along PA Route 381 between the villages of Mill Run and Ohiopyle. It is approximately 19 miles south of the Donegal exit (Exit #91) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) or 10 miles north of US Route 40. For more information, visit Fallingwater.org.


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 has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 233,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 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 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 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.

Media contact:
Allison Schlesinger
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-586-2358 (office)
412-607-1945 (cell)