Spring 2024 Preservation Work

Mill Run, Pa. — March 16, 2024 — As we all know, every house needs a little upkeep from time to time. Fallingwater, being no exception, is getting some much-needed repairs. This work is part of a larger three-year project, called World Heritage Preserved, which is our most comprehensive restoration effort in the past 20 years to preserve this remarkable work of 20th-century architecture for generations to come. It’s a unique time to visit to see preservation in action and explore how we’re advancing this complex and important work.

Over this past winter, our preservation team completed extensive masonry work and grout injection on the stonework of the Main House and Guest House as well as waterproofing on the Main House’s East Terrace. When you visit this spring, you’ll see more preservation work underway with repairs focusing on the roof of the Guest House. You will encounter a temporary enclosure in this location to protect work areas and keep construction debris and dust contained.

We’re making every effort to minimize the impact of the construction on your visit and are grateful for your understanding and patience during this important work. Guided tours will experience no disruption and the house’s interior rooms, terraces, and grounds, including the iconic classic view, will be fully accessible.

We look forward to sharing our preservation process with you during your upcoming visit. It’s a unique chance to see and learn about how we protect Wright’s masterwork of organic architecture. For more information and updates on this preservation project, visit our preservation blog, call 724-329-8501 or email fallingwater@paconserve.org with your questions or concerns.

Special thanks to grant funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, Governor Josh Shapiro, and several foundations, along with the generosity of many Fallingwater members, for making this work possible.


About Fallingwater
Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) for the Kaufmann family, owners of Pittsburgh’s largest department store. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is one of his most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy since 1963, Fallingwater is open to the public to tour and is surrounded by the Bear Run Nature Reserve’s 5,100 acres of natural land, streams, and trails. On July 10, 2019, Fallingwater and seven other Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties were inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.” In addition, Fallingwater is designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. National Park Service and a Commonwealth Treasure by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information, visit Fallingwater.org. Join the conversation with Fallingwater on Facebook or Instagram.