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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

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DEETEE wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The guided tour was so interesting and informative, we became members and a few weeks later, took the 3 hour tour which included additional levels in the home. The grounds are beautiful!!! Our area is so fortunate to have people who cared enough to save this piece of Buffalo history.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from FLWGraycliff, Volunteer Coordinator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Thank you for visiting Graycliff and becoming members! We hope to see you again as we've got an excellent schedule of events this year. Keep an eye on our website or our social media pages for upcoming events.
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Connie S wrote a review Dec 2019
New Ulm, Minnesota, United States82 contributions15 helpful votes
Marianne, the docent, gave us almost a 1 1/2 hour tour. She was so knowledgeable and had many anecdotes about Frank and Mrs. Martin’s “disagreements” while designing the summer cottage (4000 sq. ft!!). We were a small group- 4 adults and 3 teens, including a docent from a FLW home in LA. Even the teens with our family were engaged and asking questions! Oh, yes, and what a beautiful home!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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richardpN9315IO wrote a review Nov 2019
Madison, Wisconsin5 contributions3 helpful votes
Not the most spectacular of Wright’s houses, but the tours (a 1 hour and a 2 hour) were so padded with fluff that the two hour could easily have covered the whole house. We had reserved the two hour tour, but time constraints led us to opt for the 1 hour tour instead. They refused to refund us the difference in cost. Bummer. After taking the 1 hour tour, we were glad we hadn’t stayed for 2 hours, but it also meant we didn’t get to see the second floor of the house or the apartment over the garage. We tour many old houses and mansions and this ranked low on the scale. Felt like a rip-off.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Teresa M wrote a review Nov 2019
Buffalo, New York38 contributions9 helpful votes
Great guide, told us lots of side info. It was Oct and a chilly, so the tour was a bit long. The house is interesting of course, from an architectural standpoint, and listening to the side personal stories was very interesting! We thought it would be nice to picnic after the tour, and there really wasn't much in the way of picnic area, just a table or 2, better to go to a nearby restaurant.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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IdaIllinois wrote a review Oct 2019
Illinois211 contributions182 helpful votes
We visited this summer home of the Buffalo New York, Darwin and Isabelle Martin Family last September. It’s a good idea to reserve tours on line so you are guaranteed a spot; Frank Lloyd Wright tours do fill up quickly—especially in high seasons. There are various tours. The house is located in Derby, New York, and is southwest of Buffalo. The house built in the 1920s is located on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie and is fully integrated with the environment as most FLW buildings are. There are also wonderful gardens through which you can walk. Our docent, Roger, was outstanding. He led us on about a 90-minute lecture discussion of the three areas of the house and grounds. His commentary was enlightening and his knowledge of the history and culture of the property was great. Thanks, Roger! There is a full gift shop with many Frank Lloyd Wright items.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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