Pittsburgh, Pa. — April 19, 2021 — Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will reopen the interior of the house to tours on May 1, 2021, with a new educator-led tour, the Guided Architectural Tour, where visitors will experience Fallingwater’s main floor, guest house and exterior spaces as well as the landscape that inspired its design.
This new tour, says Fallingwater Director Justin Gunther, “offers fresh perspectives on Wright’s masterpiece of organic architecture as visitors explore how Fallingwater seamlessly integrates into nature, both from the outside of the house and the inside.”
Along with exploring the beautiful forested grounds, visitors will spend time in many of the house’s most architecturally significant spaces, such as the living room and cantilevered terraces. Visitors also get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes into the state-of-the-art kitchen to learn how the Kaufmann family entertained their many guests.
“From all of us at Fallingwater, we are excited to welcome visitors back to tours that include time inside the house,” he adds.
The Guided Architectural Tour is one of several tours available for purchase. Advance ticket purchase is required, as tours are scheduled, modified and limited in size while Fallingwater continues to observe COVID-19 protocols in accordance with Pennsylvania’s health and safety guidelines. Due to the pandemic, tours of the interior of Fallingwater have not been offered since March 2020.
Guided tours are offered daily – except on Wednesdays – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 1, 2021. For more information or to purchase tour tickets, visit Fallingwater.org/Experience-Fallingwater or call visitor services at 724-329-8501. The Fallingwater Museum Store, Café and Speyer Gallery located at the Visitor Center are also open for the season.
Fallingwater, designed by Wright in 1935, was opened to the public in 1964 as a house museum and is also designated as a National Historic Landmark and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure, and inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019. Fallingwater is located in the Laurel Highlands in Mill Run, Pa., 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 3,000 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.
Director of Communications, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Senior Administrator of Special Projects, Fallingwater