Pittsburgh, Pa. — January 29, 2021 — Starting February 1 through March 5, 2021, Fallingwater will reopen and offer a new Winter Walk where visitors can discover the beauty of Fallingwater and its natural landscape at their own pace.
The cost for this experience is $15 for adults and free for children under six and admission provides access to the grounds and exterior of Fallingwater and several of the house’s terraces.
The Paradise Overlook Trail and the Lower Bear Run Trail both begin on the Fallingwater grounds and provides hikers with spectacular views of WPC’s Bear Run Nature Reserve and Youghiogheny River Gorge.
Fallingwater Director and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Vice President Justin Gunther says seeing Fallingwater’s exterior and the landscape will help people better envision Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture philosophy.
“Wright is renowned as the most influential American architect of the 20th century for changing how we live in spaces and relate to the natural world. Exploring Fallingwater during this time of year, with limited people on-site and often a dusting of frost or snow on the ground, allows one the opportunity for intimate interactions with the architecture and this beautiful mountain landscape,” says Gunther.
Advance ticket reservations are recommended for Winter Walks and seasonal tours, which begin March 6, 2021. Tickets can be purchased via the Fallingwater website at Fallingwater.org/Experience-Fallingwater or by contacting Fallingwater Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 or Fallingwater@paconserve.org. Visitors should note that the Fallingwater Museum Store, Café and Speyer Gallery at the Visitor Center are currently closed for the season until March 6, 2021.
Fallingwater, designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, has been open to the public as a house museum, owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, since 1964. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2019 and is designated as a National Historic Landmark and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure. Fallingwater is located in Mill Run, Pa., in Fayette County, about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter-million acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List and symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 11,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.
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