We tailor Fallingwater activities to students of all ages and are happy to work with you. Our programs, including house tours, correspond to Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
We recommend the regular tour for grades 4 and up. The in-depth tour is best for college-level architecture students and high school students in AP art and/or art history. Special discounts for student groups are available.
- Planning Your Visit
- Guidelines for Your Visit
- Getting the Most From Your Visit
- Educational Resources
While you are on-site, take advantage of one of our hands-on workshops. Each one corresponds to state academic standards. These are great for homeschoolers, too!
Looking to include Fallingwater in your classroom? Check out our teacher's guide. It includes Fallingwater facts and lesson plans that meet state academic standards at varying grade levels. These are great for pre- or post-visit classroom extensions. You can also you use them without a visit!
You can use architecture as a springboard for learning, even if you can't come to Fallingwater. We developed this guide for other buildings in the Laurel Highlands to introduce students to structure, function, and appearance in the built environment as a way of understanding how architecture and design tells the story of how people live, past and present. Even if you don't live in the area, you can use the lesson plans for buildings in your community--they are geared to National Academic Standards.
For advanced high school and college students make math more fun with a Fallingwater Mathscapade! This math trail that moves through Fallingwater follows Pennsylvania State Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematic Standards. It incorporates algebra and basic geometry skills and should be used as practice. An answer key is included at the end.
The Fallingwater Teacher Residency helps teachers use architecture to spark creative thinking in any subject area, while addressing various learning styles and multiple intelligences.