Helping to Keep You Safe from COVID-19
August 13, 2020
In response to COVID-19 guidelines adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Fallingwater reopened on Saturday, June 13. For everyone’s safety, Fallingwater is operating at reduced occupancy and conducting outdoor-only experiences. Our visitors, staff and volunteers are what make Fallingwater a truly extraordinary place, and their well-being remains our top priority.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Fallingwater established an internal task force comprised of Fallingwater’s senior staff, and that group continues to work closely with leaders at local, regional and national cultural institutions and departments of health to establish best practices. All staff have completed training sessions to understand and implement new procedures and sanitation practices to ensure everyone’s safety. We will continue to closely monitor the situation in our region and make adjustments as needed.
The safety protocols we have adopted reflect the unique needs of the Fallingwater site. Visitors are required to wear masks and physically distance, and we require reservations to ensure visitation does not exceed 50% of the site’s capacity. To make sure you are comfortable and prepared for your visit to Fallingwater, we ask that you familiarize yourself with all content on our visitor information page
We look forward to welcoming you back so we can share Fallingwater, together. And for those that are uncomfortable returning right now, explore one of our virtual experiences, as well as expanded digital engagement on our website and social media.
While we all practice physical distancing, we encourage you to get outdoors to refresh and renew your spirits in nature. We also encourage you to reflect on the value of arts and cultural organizations like Fallingwater and others that will suffer financial setbacks due to the impact of COVID-19. We truly appreciate your consideration of Fallingwater and our counterparts around the world during this very challenging time.
Thomas D. Saunders
President and CEO
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Justin W. Gunther
Vice President, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Fallingwater®, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, was designed in 1935 for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann. Dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall, the house exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature.
Today, this National Historic Landmark welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Named one of “50 places of a lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler, you can explore the historic house during a guided tour available daily, except Wednesdays, from mid-March through Thanksgiving weekend.
Reservations are essential before visiting Fallingwater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501.
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright