Helping to Keep You Safe from COVID-19
June 5, 2020
In response to recent COVID-19 guidelines adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Fallingwater reopened on Saturday, June 13. Our visitors, staff and volunteers are what make Fallingwater a truly extraordinary place, and their well-being remains our top priority.
Since closure in mid-March, Fallingwater has been preparing to reopen, albeit at reduced capacity. Our internal task force, comprised of Fallingwater’s senior staff, has worked closely with leaders at local, regional and national cultural institutions to establish best practices. All staff have completed training sessions to understand and implement these modified procedures and sanitation practices to ensure everyone’s safety. As we resume operations with a modified schedule for outdoor experiences, we will continue to closely monitor the situation in our region and make adjustments as needed.
The safety protocols we have adopted reflect the unique needs of the Fallingwater site. Visitors will be required to wear masks and physically distance, and we will require reservations to ensure visitation does not exceed 50% of the site’s capacity. To make sure you are comfortable and prepared for your visit to Fallingwater, we ask that you familiarize yourself with all content on our Visitor Information page.
If you already have tour reservations for the summer, Fallingwater Visitor Services will contact you to reschedule for one of our new outdoor experiences.
If you expressed interest in a future trip to Fallingwater and have informed us of your desired date for a visit, Fallingwater Visitor Services will contact you directly two weeks in advance to provide an update on tour options.
We look forward to welcoming you back so we can share Fallingwater, together. And for those that are uncomfortable returning right now, keep an eye out for upcoming virtual experiences starting in July, as well as expanded digital engagement on our website and social media.
In the meantime, while we all practice physical distancing, we encourage you to get outdoors to refresh and renew your spirits in nature. We also encourage you to reflect on the value of arts and cultural organizations like Fallingwater and others that will suffer financial setbacks due to the impact of COVID-19. We truly appreciate your consideration of Fallingwater and our counterparts around the world during this very challenging time.
Thomas D. Saunders
President and CEO
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Justin W. Gunther
Vice President, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Fallingwater Needs Your Support Now More Than Ever
You are the vitality of Fallingwater. We are grateful for each person’s support during this difficult time.
We are excited to welcome you back to the site for new outdoor experiences. But we still need your help to safeguard this treasure.
To ensure physical distancing, tours will be limited. This means that, in addition to the significant loss of visitor revenue during the three-month closure, revenues will be much lower for the remainder of the year as we implement a safe, measured reopening to the public.
How You Can Help
Make a special donation to help keep Fallingwater operating adequately to protect the building and its art. Your gift will also help support our efforts to reach audiences worldwide through expanded virtual programming. Learn more and take advantage of special tax benefits for 2020 giving.
Shop online at Fallingwater’s museum store where your purchases of books, puzzles and gifts help support Fallingwater’s work during this difficult time.
Your support today means you’ll be part of preserving this architectural treasure and ensuring its continued place on the World Heritage List.