Sharing Our History

From before Fallingwater was designed to when it was opened to the public for tours, there is a deep and rich history of the people, design, construction and relevance of Fallingwater.

Fallingwater Kaufmann

The Kaufmanns & Fallingwater

The Kaufmanns’ unique path as a family, which led them to the community of Bear Run, Pennsylvania, and eventually the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, would lay the foundation for Fallingwater—one of the greatest architectural triumphs of the 20th century. More

Preservation & Collections

Maintaining the appearance, integrity, and appeal of Fallingwater for its visitors is no small task, and is an effort that involves a team of conservators, museum professionals, and historic preservation specialists.


Not many people know that the story of Fallingwater is more than 100 years in the making. This timeline reveals the chronology of events that resulted in Fallingwater.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Edgar Kaufmann, jr entrusted Fallingwater to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963 to protect and preserve the house and its contents, and the natural surroundings.More