PolyMath Park: Wright Collection House Tour

Tour Details

  • Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Available Days: Thursday through Tuesday
  • Available Times: 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Group Size:
  • Child Policy: Children under nine years old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on this tour.
Purchase Tickets

$26 per adult. $16 Youth (ages 9-12)

Tour Description

This option includes three houses at Polymath Park. It begins with Wright’s Mäntylä, designed for the Lindholm family in 1952. Next are Wright’s Duncan House and the Wright apprentice-designed Balter House. In examining the interior spaces of these houses, visitors learn how Mäntylä and Duncan House were saved from demolition and relocated to Polymath Park, meticulously reconstructed piece-by-piece by the current owners.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture – uniting design with nature – formed the basis for over 1,100 built designs during his career and extended on to his apprentices. Peter Berndtson, who studied with Wright at his Taliesin Fellowship from 1938 to 1946, carried on those same principles in his houses for two Pennsylvania clients, the Balter and Blum families, and set them within an idyllic forest at Polymath Park in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Important Tour Information

Advance ticket purchase is essential to guarantee a tour. All ticket prices are subject to a non-refundable $2.00 per ticket processing fee which will be added to the tour price. Children under nine years old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on any house tours.

Exterior photography only permitted during the Polymath Park guided house tour.