Tours and Tickets

Advance ticket purchase is essential for all tours at Fallingwater.  Tickets may be purchased online or by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501.  When tours are full,  grounds passes are limited and based on parking availability. All Fallingwater tours are walking tours — comfortable shoes are a must!

  • There is a 1/4 mile gradual downhill walk outdoors, on a gravel driveway, from the Visitor Center to Fallingwater with a marvelous first view.
  • Fallingwater is a multi-storied house with more than 100 steps from the first level to the guest house on top of the hill.

Please review the site challenges to determine which tour option is the best choice for your visit.

Tours at Fallingwater discuss the house, Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and the integration of the house with its beautiful, natural landscape. All tours through Fallingwater are guided tours led by professional interpreters.

2014 Season

January and February

  • Closed for tours

March

  • Weekends Only: March 1-2 and March 8-9 
  • Open Daily (except Wednesday) beginning March 15
  • Open at 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday (April 20)
  • Entrance gate closes at 4 p.m. Visitors are not admitted to the grounds after the entrance gate closes.  All visitors must depart grounds by dusk.

April through November

  • Open Daily (except Wednesday)
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • Open Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day
  • Entrance gate closes at 4 p.m. Visitors are not admitted to the grounds after the entrance gate closes.  All visitors must depart grounds by dusk.

December

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays
  • Holidays: Open Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3, and 4, 2015
  • Entrance gate closes 3:30 p.m. Visitors are not admitted to the grounds after the entrance gate closes.  All visitors must depart grounds by dusk.
  • Winter tours are available, weather permitting. Please call in advance to be sure the site is open if winter weather is predicted.

A grounds pass, which allows you to view the outside of the house and the landscape, is offered daily, including January and February, weather permitting.  Always call ahead, 724-329-8501, to verify whether grounds passes will be available on the day you plan to visit.


2014 Tour PricesAll prices are per person 
Guided House Tour - Adult

$25 with advance purchase*
$27 when purchased on site

Guided House Tour - Youth (ages 6-12)

$17 with advance purchase*
$20 when purchased on site

In-depth Tour$72*
Grounds Pass *$8
Sunset Tour

$117*

Brunch$122*
*Includes $2 ticket processing fee 

Only small wallets and handheld cameras are permitted on tour. Please leave all backpacks, purses, camera bags, camera equipment and other cumbersome items in vehicles. This policy was created for the security and protection of Fallingwater and its collection of fine and decorative art.

For the safety and comfort of all visitors, children younger than six-years-old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on any tours. Children must be nine-years-old to accompany adults on any special tours. Additional information about visiting with infants and children at Fallingwater can be found under Tips for Families.

Groups - Visit our Group Tour Information page for details on group visits.

*Please note:  During periods of high visitation grounds tickets may be limited.
Always call ahead, 724-329-8501, to verify whether grounds passes will be available on the day you plan to visit.


Guided House Tour

You will become aware of the rhythmic interplay between interior and exterior space by the numerous terraces, open-air walkways and unexpected views of the trees and water as you move through the house on this guided experience. This tour features all the major rooms of the house and lasts approximately one hour. You are welcome to walk the exterior grounds after the tour. Photography is not permitted during this tour. The Guided House Tour allows children six-years-and older to enjoy the house with their parents. Children under six-years-old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on any tours.

Adults - $25 with advance purchase
            - $27 when purchased on site

Youth (ages 6 - 12) - $17 with advance purchase
                                  - $20 when purchased on site

Advance ticket purchase is essential to guarantee a tour
Tickets available online or by phone

Guided House Tour Availability

  • March (first two weekends): 11:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.
  • March 15 through November 30: 10 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.
  • December: 11:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.

 


In-Depth Tour

The In-depth tour is ideal if you desire a greater understanding of what Wright was seeking to create with his masterwork.  Our guides have a deep, broad knowledge and will interpret Fallingwater in many contexts including: historical, architectural and the relationship between the house and surrounding landscape.  This tour offers access to secondary spaces not available on the Regular Tour and lasts approximately two hours.  To enhance the experience, the number of visitors on each tour is limited and interior still photography is permitted for personal use only. Children under nine-years-old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on this tour.

$72 per person

Available by advance ticket purchase only
Tickets available online or by phone

 

Sunset Tour

Envision yourself as a guest at Fallingwater as your guide leads you through the house and fully engages you in Wright’s sublime integration of building and nature.  As afternoon turns to evening, the changing light allows you to see Fallingwater from an entirely new perspective as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres on a terrace with your guide. To further enhance the experience, the number of visitors is limited and interior still photography is permitted for personal use only. Children nine years and older may accompany adults on this tour.  Children under nine-years-old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on this tour.

$117 per person

Available by advance ticket purchase only
Tickets available online or by phone

May to September 12- Fridays and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. (except Aug. 22 and 23)
                                 


Brunch Tour

Imagine inhabiting Fallingwater on a relaxing Sunday morning.  On this tour, you will spend nearly two hours in the house with an experienced guide and a limited number of visitors. Interior photography is permitted for personal use only and the tour includes spending time in rooms not included on the Regular Guided House Tour, such as the kitchen and servants quarters. The morning concludes on the covered terrace as guests join their guide for brunch while Bear Run flows beneath the house, creating a memorable accompaniment to a wonderful light meal. The Brunch Tour offers a limited number of spaces and interior still photography is permitted for personal use only.  Children nine years and older may accompany adults on this tour.  Children under 9-years-old, including infants and toddlers, are not permitted on this tour.  Please allow a total of three hours for this experience.

$122 per person

Available by advance ticket purchase only
Tickets available online or by phone

May through September - Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. (except Aug. 23 and 24)

 


Focus Tour

You and your guests (between 2-4 people) will experience the structure that—perhaps better than any other—exemplifies Wright’s concept of organic architecture. This private extended tour, led by a member of our senior staff, will explore your particular interests in Fallingwater in a very personal, one-on-one setting. Your tour will begin with a walk down the original drive to the house and end with a private luncheon at a distinctive Fallingwater location where you will indulge in seasonal dishes prepared by our on-site chef.  After lunch, you may stroll to the spot where photographers have long captured “the classic view” of the iconic house rising above the waterfall—a perfect location for a photo to remind you of your unique Fallingwater visit. Interior still photography is permitted for personal use only and children nine years and older may share in this experience.

This tour is booked through Monica Jackson, Fallingwater Assistant (724-329-7842)

$1,200 minimum

Available by at least two week advance arrangement only
Tickets available by phone only

April through early November

 

Grounds Pass

Available every day (weather permitting) the grounds pass allows you to experience the immediate site surrounding the house.  You can walk along a portion of the original driveway to the house as you listen to the stream cascading down the hillside.  When you reach the house you can explore the exterior and view Fallingwater from many different angles.  Follow the path to the iconic view to see the house dramatically cantilevered over the waterfall.  As you return to the visitor center you can take a few moments to walk the nature trail where you can have a birds-eye view of the house below. 

The grounds pass is included with the purchase of any tour
$8 when purchased separately
November entrance gate closes at 4 p.m., December entrance gate closes at 3:30 p.m. Visitors are not admitted to grounds after entrance gate closes, all visitors must leave grounds before dusk.

*Please note:  During periods of high visitation grounds tickets may be limited.

 

 

Children's Tour

Using a combination of hands-on activities and a guided tour of selected rooms in Fallingwater, children explore basic structural principles and see how a house can be inspired by nature. The tour is designed for young children (ages 5 - 8) and a parent to enjoy together.  Other family members and older children may opt to go on the regular tour at the same time.  The Children's Tour lasts about one hour and photography is not permitted.  This tour was previously called the Family Tour.

$25 - Adults
$17 - Ages 5 -8

Available by advance ticket purchase only
Tickets available by phone or online

Children's Tour Availability

March 15 through April 30: 9:30 a.m.

Tickets should be purchased at least one week in advance to ensure availability

 
Landscape Hike

A 90-minute experience on the Bear Run Nature Reserve surrounding the house, this hike allows you to enjoy the land that drew the Kaufmann family to this special place and inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. This walk is approximately 1.5 miles over moderately rugged terrain and appropriate footwear and weather related clothing is essential as the tour is offered rain or shine.    The hike is designed for those that are interested in the grounds beyond the house itself and wish to experience a small portion of Bear Run Nature Reserve.  This hike is great by itself or when combined with a house tour for a full-day experience.  

Available by advance ticket purchase only
Tickets available online or by phone

$10 when purchased with a Fallingwater tour
$25 for the landscape hike only

9:00 a.m. - Selected weekends from May through October.  These tours often sell out; check availability online or by calling Visitor Services.

Please note:  Participation in this hike isn't necessary to view the grounds immediately surrounding Fallingwater.  These may be viewed with the self-guided grounds tour (see above).  

The House on Kentuck Knob Tours

Kentuck Knob is located about seven miles south of Fallingwater.

Built in 1956 for I.N. and Bernadine Hagan, Kentuck Knob is another profound and valid Wrightian statement of the life of man in nature. The house exhibits the extraordinary warmth, serenity and functionality of a home Wright designed for everyday living. Enhanced by a breathtaking vista, its wooded landscape is the setting for the notable collection of artifacts and post-WW II sculpture.

Tickets available on-line for Kentuck Knob include:

  • Regular Tour
  • In-depth Tour
  • Brunch Tour
  • Sculpture Garden Tour

Reservations or advance ticket purchase essential
Tickets available on-line or by phone

Individual tours and events may be booked by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501. Group tours can be scheduled by calling 724-329-1901. More detailed tour descriptions are available by visiting the Kentuck Knob website.

 

 

Duncan House at Polymath Park Tours

The Duncan House at Polymath Park is located approximately 20 minutes from Fallingwater. (10 minutes from the Donegal Turnpike exchange).

Submerge yourself in architecture with a tour or overnight stay at The Duncan House. Originally built in Lisle, IL in 1957 the Duncan House was saved and rebuilt in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, at Polymath Park. Situated on 125 acres with two other architectural homes designed by Peter Berndtson, Wright apprentice.

Tour times available 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. with reservations.