Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater open for tours

Fallingwater is open for daily tours, beginning a 2013 season that includes a range of experiences, educational programs and tours.

“Visitors see something new every time they arrive at Fallingwater,” said Lynda Waggoner, vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and director of Fallingwater. “The seasons, the time of day and the weather all contribute to new experiences for our guests.” 

Insight/Onsite Educational Experience for Adults
Insight/Onsite is a three-day seminar that combines quiet exploration, group inquiry exercises and mealtime discussions to provide participants with an understanding of modern architecture from physical, psychological and historical perspectives. Participants will join Waggoner and Fallingwater’s curators for this experience.

Insight/Onsite at Fallingwater is limited to eight people per session and will be offered from Tuesday, Sept. 3 to Thursday, Sept. 5 and from Tuesday, Sept. 10 to Thursday, Sept. 12. The pricing for this all-inclusive experience is $1,500 per person for double occupancy and $2,000 for single occupancy. For more information, contact Roy Young, curator of education, at 724-329-7823 or at 

Student Education
Fallingwater also offers a range of on-site educational programs for high school and college students, teachers and adult learners varying in length from three days to a week long. Information about educational programming is available at 

Fallingwater visitors may register to attend lectures presented by architectural experts. Details about these periodic special events will be posted on 

Fallingwater Guided House Tours are offered daily – except Wednesdays – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., now through Thanksgiving weekend.

Visitors may participate in special tours, such as the In-Depth tour, which provides a detailed view of the house. Guides on this two-hour tour have a broad knowledge and the experience offers access to secondary spaces not available on the regular tour. The number of visitors on this tour is limited and interior still photography is permitted for personal use only.

The Focus Tour offers groups of up to six people a private extended tour led by senior staff member. The visit begins with a walk down the original drive to the house and ends with a private luncheon prepared by Fallingwater’s on-site chef. Interior still photography is permitted for personal use only.

A Brunch Tour is available on most Saturdays and Sundays from May through September. On this tour, participants spend nearly two hours in the house with an experienced guide, followed by brunch on Fallingwater’s covered terrace as Bear Run flows beneath the house. 

Tickets and Reservations
Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. For more information or to purchase Fallingwater tour tickets, visit or call Visitor Services at 724-329-8501. Visitor Services can offer more information about various tours’ age restrictions. 

Fallingwater is located in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The house is located along PA Route 381 between the villages of Mill Run and Ohiopyle. It is approximately 19 miles south of the Donegal exit (Exit #91) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) or 10 miles north of US Route 40. For more information, visit