Fallingwater

Fallingwater, Mill Run: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Fallingwater Reviews: 5/5

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sunday
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Perched on a rock above a gushing waterfall, this historic house was built for a Pittsburgh family by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, ingeniously designed to blend harmoniously into the tranquil and beautiful woods around it.
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LI MASS
Winchester, VA97 contributions
nice views
Jun 2021
surprising grounds and a lot to see even if you don't go inside. The house is different in person than all the pictures you see.
Written June 7, 2021
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krista k
Potomac, MD10 contributions
Gorgeous Genius
Jun 2021
Fallingwater lives up to its hype. Beautiful grounds and an amazing house way ahead of its time. Nothing like it.
Written June 6, 2021
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Justin C
Greenville, SC147 contributions
Wonderful tour, cheesy development pitch.
May 2021 • Friends
Pictures don’t do this place justice. Wright is obviously a genius and our guide clearly knew how to the plain that to us. He was excited about the grounds and history. The only thing I didn’t like was the development pitch at the end of the tour. A one hour tour followed by a 10 minute ask for money. I didn’t let that ruin the enjoyment of the visit.
Written June 5, 2021
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We understand your concern. Please know that donations are needed to keep Fallingwater open to the public. Fallingwater is owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket, café and museum store sales only cover our day-to-day operating costs. We rely on contributions for the ongoing preservation needs at Fallingwater. At the conclusion of the tour, visitors are given the opportunity to make donations. While it is completely voluntary, we are pleased that many of our visitors want to help preserve Fallingwater for future generations.
Written June 11, 2021
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Anne689
Livermore, CA275 contributions
Amazing home
Jun 2021 • Couples
The architectural tour was very good. Great information was provided about the history of the home and the family. I would have liked to hear more about the rationale behind the architecture in each of the spaces we visited in the house. Beautiful and well cared for property. Great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written June 3, 2021
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Michael R
Granville, Ohio, United States463 contributions
Very intriguing
May 2021
It's every bit as intriguing as the photos you see on line. Really unique.
You can walk around the grounds outside for free, but it is best enjoyed with a tour that goes through the main house and the guest and worker house. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There are also walking trails on the grounds through the wooded surroundings that lead to good views. We paid $30 per person booked on line about a month in advance. One of our party has some mobility limits and was not able to get to the upper guest house. They do offer a ride back to the visitor center for those that need it. The number of people allowed in the gift shop was limited, so I was able to skip that. There is a cafe, but we did not eat there.
Written June 3, 2021
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Thank you for your comments. We agree that the house is truly unique! Please note that our self-guided experience of the grounds is $18 per person; children younger than six are free. More information about our Self-Guided Exterior Experience is available on the Tours page of our website: https://fallingwater.org/.
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Kermit753
Cuyahoga Falls, OH99 contributions
An Amazing Evening!
May 2021
I wish I could give this experience more than five stars. From the time we drove onto the property, everyone we encountered who worked at the site was just fantastic. Just wonderfully friendly and upbeat people. We splurged on a Sunset Tour, and it was excellent. It was a real treat having a personal tour of the property (shout out to our tour guide Brandon, who did an excellent job) and getting to ask whatever questions we had as we toured the site. The house is clearly gorgeous, but there really is something to experiencing it firsthand. I was a little uncertain about what the meal afterward was going to be like, as you don't really get to order ahead, but the choices they presented us with were fantastic (it was hard making a choice), and the chocolate cake is among my top desserts of all time (and I'm a chocolate connoisseur so I've tried a few). It was a special experience, and one we'll definitely remember.
Written May 23, 2021
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Dave A
The Woodlands, United States12 contributions
Well-run tours of a national treasure
May 2021
What a treasure! Very well preserved and protected. Excellent tours, excellent visitor center. My only beef was having to wear gloves in the gift shop, which was unnecessary and cumbersome. This is not the beginning of the pandemic before the method of transmission was clearly understood. We have long known that this disease is very rarely transmitted by surface contact.
Written May 21, 2021
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We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Fallingwater. We recently discontinued the requirement for gloves in the museum store. Gloves are available for those who would prefer to wear them, but they are no longer required.
Written May 31, 2021
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Very Uncomfortable Feeling From The Staff
May 2021
We walked up to the front desk for the tour, I believe her name was Jeanne. She told us we were not allowed to bring in our bags to the tour so we left them in the car. I noticed once the tour began, everyone else had their bags. The tour guide asked us all where we were from and after they asked my bf and I, we said Pittsburgh. Before continuing to the next guest, the tour guide just starred at us and my bf's shirt which said San Antonio. I immediately figured out what was going on - that they thought we were lying and were trying to steal probably because of our sexual orientation. I responded that we were from the Mount Lebanon area so maybe they would stop stereotyping us since that is where we are from. Throughout the tour, we noticed the tour guide watching us extra carefully as if we might steal, to the point I felt very uncomfortable. My bf later said he felt the exact same thing. At the end of the tour, after feeling bad about how they kept mentioning they were financially struggling, I thought maybe we can help out and grab a souvenir because I definitely did not want to come back a 2nd time with their memberships. When we got to the souvenir shop, they denied us entry. Instead of complaining, it wasn't a big deal because I was very underwhelmed, and decided to leave and just write a poor review of my experience.

We are definitely not poor and don't steal. My bf works in law and I am an accountant who was recently promoted again also. It is very hurtful to be singled out because of our sexual orientation - probably because they don't hire our kind in their republican based area of the woods so they just suspect we are all poor. The sad thing is that we are very financially stable and apparently Falling Waters is not right now and are asking for help. Sounds like my best friend Karma is back at it again - they have no respect for who they believe is poor; but it looks like they are becoming poor quickly with their money pit house and are now desperately asking for help. All I got to say is "I hope you don't try bringing bags anywhere you go and that people don't assume you want to steal". Good luck on your not-so-promising future.
Written May 18, 2021
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We are sorry to hear about your experience, and we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn more. Please contact our Visitors Services Department at (724) 329-8501 at your convenience so we can better understand the circumstances of your visit and address your concerns.
Written May 22, 2021
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Art A
Waco, TX5 contributions
Ground Tour
Sep 2020
Not such a great day. Guest relations have a lot to be desired. It was difficult to get a full sentence out of the phone operator regarding questions about the tour. House was beautiful. Once was definitely enough.

Written March 2, 2021
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David R
13 contributions
“Mr”
Oct 2020 • Couples
We have lived in PA all my life but it took a Pandemic to get back and appreciate nature, the arts, and architectural design of Frank Lloyd Wright. You study in books but make the history come alive by getting out there and experience it. Forget the stuff and make the experiences. You won’t regret it....
Written February 16, 2021
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