Fallingwater
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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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JJLJOregon
Roseburg, OR332 contributions
Sep 2022
It has been one of our long-time dreams to visit Fallingwater, regarded as one of America’s most favorite and top architectural masterpieces. We are really glad that we got to visit and tour the Fallingwater house in September. It was a rainy morning when were there, but that even made the house more beautiful with rain water running off the canopied walkway between the main house and guest house, and lots of water flowing in Bear Run under the cantilevered terrace. It was amazing hearing the house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1930’s and completed in 1939. The Kaufmann family (owners) spent weekends here between 1937 and 1963.

Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the design and construction of the house, leading us through its many cantilevered levels. She told many interesting stories about Mr. Wright and the Kaufmanns. After the house tour we had lunch in the café at the visitor center, and enjoyed the gift shop.

We did not particular care for and were surprised about the group solicitation, after the tour, to join the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (owner the house and operator of the tours).
Written October 20, 2022
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jeannebell
Lorton, VA99 contributions
Sep 2021
In addition to the iconic views of FLW’s masterpiece, the interiors were the outstanding surprise. I highly recommend taking the tour as that is the only way to see inside which is fully decorated in the period and has many of the original owners collection of original paintings, murals, and sculptures including artists such as Diego Rivera, Louis Tiffany, Pablo Picasso, etc. The guide did not point these out, part of the fun was to find them; however, a longer tour with more detailed information would have improved the experience.
Written September 13, 2021
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Michael R
Granville, OH574 contributions
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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Tom P
2 contributions
Jun 2022
The extensive grounds are very pretty and we explored a little waiting for our tour. The timed ticketing for the tours worked well and kept the crowd dispersed on the property. We chose the guided architectural tour which ran an hour or just over, which was even time to see the house.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. A complimentary audio headset was included in the cost but wasn't essential (luckily since my earbuds were defective).
The construction of the house was quite an achievement, which I appreciate as an engineer. I did not think it would be a comfortable place to live however. The walnut woodwork is beautiful but unending. I'd prefer more variety. Same with the stone floors.
There are some low ceilings due to construction requirements which is understandable. However the hallways are both low ceilinged and narrow, which we were told was a deliberate design choice but I found uncomfortable. The whole house felt smaller than the advertised square footage.
The Wright designed furniture pieces looked very uncomfortable also, low to the ground and straight backed.
Wright's disdain for window treatments even in the bedrooms would be unacceptable to me, as I don't want to wake with the sunrise.
At the end of the tour, our guide turned us over to another gentleman, before collecting the audio units, and we got a rather long sales pitch to become a Friend of Fallingwater. I didn't see a reasonable way to ditch the audio unit and leave so that whole process was annoying. Not a good way to finish a visit.
My overall impression of FLW's work (this is the only site I've visited) is that form was more important than function (not the way an engineer like me thinks) and I would enjoy it more at a distance than up close.
Note that children under 6 are not allowed in the house so families with young ones have to plan accordingly.
Written July 31, 2022
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Kellker
98 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
If you are eager to contract an illness, this may be the tour for you. The house and property are stunning and well worth the time and expense to see, but the way the tour was done felt unnecessarily uncomfortable. On several occasions, the tour guide forced everyone into cramped spaces, not allowing people to socially distance, despite having the space in the room to do so. At one point, she wanted us all to stand in one corner of an already small office, so she could demonstrate opening a window.
Written September 28, 2022
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Chris Smith
1 contribution
Jun 2020
We purchased tickets to visit Fallingwater on June 16, 2020. We were told no interior tours were being given because of COVID-19 and social distancing precautions. Exterior Self guided tours only with zero exceptions. No problem, we thought. We can accept that. Follow the rules. We arrived at the exterior of the house and a staffer told us all about it. She was great.... until she lied. Then she said no interior tours were allowed bc it was ‘impossible to maintain social distancing inside.’ In the meantime, the overzealous, power trip hungry security guard, Nathan, told us we must wear our masks, even though we were the only 3 people outside. But rules are rules so we complied. Follow the rules. We walked past the main house towards the guest house and what do we see but an interior tour with 10 ppl NOT social distancing and NOT wearing mask!!. Wait... what about the no exceptions rules? We asked another staff member near the guest house and she lied and said there was no one in the house. We told her we saw 10 ppl in it with a tour guide. Then she lied again and said it was staff ‘cleaning.’ We laughed as we so no one cleaning. We decided to leave and the first staffer now changed her story and told us it was the museum curator inside with a group. Feeling very annoyed, we began walking to the exit. We had planned on spending cash at the gift shop, which WAS open but after the lies and Nathan’s rudeness and selective enforcement of social distancing we didn’t spend one penny there. Upon our exit yet another staffer asked how we liked it. We told her. Finally, the truth came out as she admitted a group was touring the inside of the house with the museum curator for a magazine article. Of course! I told her I didn’t appreciate staff lying to me 3 times, Nathan telling us to wear masks while outside when no one was around yet ignoring the 10 ppl standing shoulder to shoulder inside the home with no masks, and the overall hypocrisy of the entire experience. You can’t tell customers no interior tours, no exceptions bc it is ‘impossible’ to maintain social distancing inside and then allow a group of 10, no matter who they are, to tour inside shoulder to shoulder, no masks. Cmon! You need to do better than that Fallingwater. You lost customers and cash sales. Maybe you don’t value customers or making money? You people are a joke, especially Nathan and his selective outdoor mask enforcement. Pathetic management. Don’t lie and say no interior tours then give an interior tour.
Written June 17, 2020
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We apologize for the misinformation you were given during your recent experience on site. You are correct that interior tours are currently unavailable. Contractors were working inside the house, and all of our staff were not updated on the project in a timely fashion. We regret the confusion this created and the negative impact it had on your visit.
Written June 30, 2020
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baybeach11
Ohio31 contributions
Jun 2021
We just visited Fallingwater this weekend and were very disappointed in the guided tour of the house. For $60 each, we only were permitted to see the main living area and the kitchen of the main house. Our guide didn't describe or talk about the bedrooms, bathrooms or other areas of the house and she hustled us out of the house quickly. She didn't mention or point out how FLW was way ahead of his time with his ideas and designs. I saw more in photos and videos of the house than I did for this expensive guided tour. Very disappointed. If you go, be sure to go up the stairs, which are to the left of the main entrance to the house, to the two terraces (free) and peek in the windows. You'll see as much as we did on our tour without spending $60 per person to see it. Do your research before you visit so that you are familiar with the history of the Kauffman family and the house's architecture and design before your visit. 5 stars for the house, 3 for the expensive guided tour.
Written June 22, 2021
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We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. Due to COVID safety requirements set by the CDC and Pennsylvania state government, the tour path for the 1-Hour Guided Architectural Tour of Fallingwater was modified to provide the safest possible experience for our visitors and staff. At the time of your visit, the smaller rooms and narrow hallways of the upper floors were not included on the tour. Instead, our educators provided groups with additional interpretation outside to fully explore the architecture’s relationship to its landscape, Fallingwater’s distinguishing feature. Please visit fallingwater.org for regularly updated descriptions of our current tours, which will continue to evolve with changing pandemic conditions. Also, please note that the ticket price for our 1-Hour Guided Architectural Tour is $30 per person.
Written July 6, 2021
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MB219
Maryville, TN164 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great house to see, but mixed bag experience. Fallingwater has been on my bucket list, and I am glad to have finally visited. The guide was excellent, and the tour enjoyable. The pitch for donations at the end was odd after tickets that were expensive. No one told us that the venue was closing early for an event, so the shop and cafe closed before 3:00! A simple sign at the front information counter announcing the store early closure would have eliminated a lot of frustration and disappointment. The shop staff said they weren't told about closure, and revenue was definitely lost. The workers were removing chairs so quickly that a person with a cane in my group had to leave her chair and go stand.
Written October 10, 2022
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We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. We apologize for the confusion regarding the early closure of the Museum Store and Café the day you visited. As you mentioned, we were hosting a special event that afternoon. We apologize for our mistake and will make sure in the future that any closures are better communicated to visitors in advance.
Written October 31, 2022
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Sam D
Lebanon, PA150 contributions
Mar 2022
This place has amazing reviews for a reason. It is a truly beautiful and remarkable home. Of course, many people picture the classic waterfall view, but Fallingwater is beautiful and varied from every angle. Every design choice was so intentional. My husband and I took the guided tour, and our tour guide Susan was very knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. Our tour group was smaller, only 6 people, so we all got space to roam and plenty of time to ask questions.

If you have accessibility concerns, reaching out before getting tickets might be worth it. The overall landscape is steep, and the interior of the home has lots of stairs and is rather narrow. I have wide hips; there were moments I was afraid I was going to hip check some of the furniture! However, I don't think this will be a problem for most people.
Written April 1, 2022
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Moushumi M
Columbus, OH170 contributions
Aug 2021
We stopped on our visit to the Ohiopyle area. When we reached we were informed that all tours were sold out. But we could walk through ourselves. The charges are very steep and 20 dollar per person for just a do-it yourself tour of the outside.

However have to say, that the views of the house from the viewpoint are amazing and speaks to the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. The trails and landscaped gardens with flowering rhododendrons were breathtaking as well. It was a bucket list item and am glad we stopped even though the price point was very high.

And for those interested in getting a tour of the house, please book in advance – the tours sell out.
Written August 4, 2021
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