Fallingwater
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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  • Joe B
    San Francisco, California165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful! Reserve WAY ahead
    We sprang for the more extensive tour and it was well worth it. The building speaks for itself, but the organization that runs the tours is also very good and contributed enormously to the experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I'd been waiting 30 years to see this place and my patience was handsomely rewarded!
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 2, 2023
  • krawner
    Chicago, Illinois1,133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Architectural masterpiece
    Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. Must book tickets for indoor tour ($35 per person) months in advance. Use correct address including zip code to not be led to the wrong place. Has no wifi or cell reception in that area so plan how to get to your next destination in advance . Grounds has restroom, store, and cafe.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Dede K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty Around Every Corner and Curve!
    I recently visited Fallingwater for a “Remake Learning” meet up event. An amazing place with even more amazing people. The home goes on forever with beauty around every corner and curve. Indoors or out, it is absolutely breathtaking. The iconic and birds eye views each give 2 different perspectives of the home. A wonderful experience! Bucket List item checked off!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written June 23, 2023
  • laW7381WU
    Livingston, New Jersey7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend visiting!
    When you arrive, the visitors' center is a beautiful gazebo surrounded by a photo gallery, gift shop, and bathrooms. Everyone who worked there was very friendly. Our guide, Emily, was so knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. The house and the history behind it is fascinating. Take a hike on the property after the tour!
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Elizabeth M
    Brooklyn, New York9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pennsylvania Must-See and National Treasure
    Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece designed for the Edgar Kaufman family is timeless in its inspiring beauty. You'll learn to "see" like an architect. You may love it or not, but a walk through the home will inspire you to think. The house emerges from and is part of the rock and stream it's built on. The tours are not over-crowded, and the docents are well-schooled on Fallingwater and Frank Lloyd Wright, and they are superb presenters.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Denise D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket trip
    The famous Fallingwater is a sight to behold. Surrounded by lush vegetation and over 5000 acres of forest, you can see why the Kaufman family chose this site for their vacation home. But be prepared for a long walk, numerous tight and tiny stairs and low ceilings (over 6th- you’ll bump your head). As it is in the mountains, be prepared for 2 lane twisting roads. Buy your entry ticket early- all tours today were sold out.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Cathy Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fallingwater is Worth a Visit
    I've seen so many pictures of Fallingwater over the years and always wanted to see this beautiful home. My husband and I were staying at a resort about an hour away and I figured it would be a great time to see Fallingwater and Ohiopyle State Park, which is 4 miles down the road. It is in a remote area. My mistake was not booking the home tour ahead of time, the woman at the gate said the tours are all booked 4-6 weeks out, so plan ahead of time and book online. She said we could do the grounds tour, walk on the terraces, and look in the windows of the home, which was $17 each. The visitors pavilion is a beautiful open structure in the woods with a gallery of Frank Lloyd Wright's works, a cafe, and a gift store. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because there is a long walk on a gravel road to the home, which did not disappoint. It is a gorgeous structure with terraces built over a stream and a waterfall. There are additional trails if you want to do more walking. You really feel a part of nature and the woods when you are there. It was busy for a Monday and I heard a lot of different languages. We were there about 3 hours. The site closes at 4:30, so get there early enough. Also make time to visit beautiful Ohiopyle State Park.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Al M
    Delaware, Ohio24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Amazing structure. And beautiful setting Unfortunately we could not do one of the inside tours. Make sure to plan 6 weeks out. We still were able to see the outside although no tour to give detailed info. We will return to get the more in-depth indies tour in the future.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Stanleymaxwell
    466 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Architecture!
    In an attempt to see this landmark, we stayed in Somerset, PA. Fallingwater is located in a VERY rural area, so be extremely careful with your directions. After getting lost, we showed up late for our reservations, and the kind people allowed us to join a later tour. All tours were sold out that day, so we were extremely appreciative to the understanding staff! This was a bucket list destination, since we have seen several examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. This did not disappoint, and the "natural" setting of this home with its water features was so unique. Be prepared for the fact that you have to climb many stairs while touring the property. No handrails are provided, although you are permitted to hold onto stones which jut out from the walls. When exiting the home, there is a lengthy walk, again with stairs, back to the visitor center. Visiting Fallingwater is not for anyone who has mobility issues. Our docent was very knowledgeable. We were pleased that he knew so much about Frank Lloyd Wright's properties in our hometown of Buffalo, NY., and we had delightful conversations with him. The gift shop had excellent merchandise for sale, but did not have the cookbook in stock which I wanted!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Kim H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, Informative, Excellent Staff
    Lovely site and the tour was very informative. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable of many intricate details of how the Kaufman family actually lived. Excellent 1-2 hour detour if you are driving near the area. Staff wise, my friend and I accidentally locked our keys in the car and the staff was incredibly helpful. Taylor, one of the security guards had the tools and managed to unlock the car.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 28, 2023
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Chris Smith
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Tom P
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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baybeach11
Ohio32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Moushumi M
Columbus, OH181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ
Mount Laurel, NJ249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This masterpiece by Wright exceeded my expectations, and our docent, Delaney, was outstanding (and only there a month!). They are currently keeping groups small, which was appreciated. The home is preserved as the Kaufman family left it, and we really enjoyed all of it. While it did cost us $32 each for the tour, that money goes towards maintenance of the home and grounds, which I think is a fair price for all of us to enjoy it. There are walking trails around the home, but we did not explore those, as it was a hot day and I am concerned about ticks.
Written August 7, 2021
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Kellker
101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
I wish I could have gone inside, but there are so many windows that much of the interior is visible anyway. There was no waiting for the self guided tour and I could have taken a guided tour with only a 90 minute wait. I decided I'd wait for the guided tour until they reopen the interior... And hope I am near enough again to go visit.

I would suggest some familiarity with FLWs philosophy and history of your going to take the self guided tour. I think it adds an appreciation and a richness to the tour that would be sorely missing otherwise.

A detail I learned with a bit of research is that this unique and amazing house was constructed in 1930, during the depression, as a weekend retreat.

Being able to wander the grounds are a nice bonus.

The gift shop is open with a limited number allowed inside at a time. Gloves and masks are provided and must be worn. Many items are typical of FLW gift shops.

More than worth the price of admission.

Oh.... And don't forget to go to the guest house!
Written September 19, 2020
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Mayhope
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
It’s so beautiful architecture. The building has been maintained very well. Due to COVID-19, we can’t enter the house. The tour guide Tod’s wonderful introduction compensated some of our disappointments not seeing the view from the inside. We can see through glass the interior design, which is bright, comfortable and artistic. The staff is very helpful and kind. They controlled the number of people to visit same point of place strictly. Love the place and would return when life turns to normal.
Written August 2, 2020
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NancyDPA
Horsham, PA215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I have wanted to see Fallingwater for many years, but until recently, have never had the opportunity. We were in Pittsburgh for a wedding, and I convinced my husband we should go see Fallingwater on our way home. He was a little reluctant, but I think he understood how important this was to me. The tour is about an hour, and headphones are included so that you can hear the guide even if they are farther away. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and answered a lot of our questions. The exteior of the home is very iconic, but seeing the interior put a completely new perspective on the property. The home is breathtaking and the interior and furnishings were beautiful. Two warnings - make sure you book your reservations early, and there is a lot of walking. My husband recently had hip surgery, and was a little slow walking, but we had plenty of time to catch up to the group. The stairs in the house are a little steep, but he was able to navigate them fairly well. He was also able to take a shuttle van back down from the top of the house to the visitors center. But if you are anywhere near Mill Run, Pennsylvania, make sure you see this masterpiece!
Written September 13, 2021
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JJLJOregon
Roseburg, OR332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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