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The Gordon House

869 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381-2243
+1 503-874-6006
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Small but impressive

You really want to take the guided tour. The extra information you get is incredible! The insight... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas I
great tour

Dick was our guide - so knowledgeable about the house, its history, and frank lloyd wright. a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
johnelrog
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North Bend, Oregon
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Gordon House is a non-profit historic house museum. Tours are offered by well-trained and knowledgeable volunteer docents. Come for a tour and learn about Frank Lloyd Wright, his architectural principles and how the Gordons worked with Wright to design the home of their dreams.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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869 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381-2243
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+1 503-874-6006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really want to take the guided tour. The extra information you get is incredible! The insight you get is fun! (My hint to you is 15) I loved going through the house, but I would not want to live there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dick was our guide - so knowledgeable about the house, its history, and frank lloyd wright. a very curious house indeed, and it was great to have someone explain why things were designed the way they were. we enjoyed the tour immensely. great location near...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had family in town and they were all hopped up about seeing the place, so we went over. It was all locked up but you could see through the windows. I have seen other FLW homes and this was alright, but if you can...More

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kathryn b, General Manager at The Gordon House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Gordon House. Had you and your family taken a tour I think you'd have gotten a better sense of the passion folks have for FLW's architectural principles and the lessons they have to...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you're a fan (even if you're not) of F.L.W., your really need to visit the Gordon House! Our Docent, Candi was very knowledgeable and didn't rush us through, let us take our time and answered our many questions. Beautiful and wonderful piece of architectural...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had never taken our two children ages 2 and 4 to a children's museum before and they absolutely loved this place. the outdoor area was really fun and I will go back next time we are in the area.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I was so happy to see this house in person. The overhangs and cantilevers are so thoughtfully designed. It is no wonder Frank Lloyd Wright is held in such high regard.

Thank Loralee P
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This house is a significant piece of architectural history whether you’re a fan of mid-century design or not. What a fortune to have an opportunity to access the rooms of such a unique and important building. Beautifully situated in the woods next to the Oregon...More

Thank morgan m
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kathryn b, General Manager at The Gordon House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're so glad you could join us for a tour!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We forgot that most Frank Lloyd Wright properties require tour bookings so we missed this one, as we’re only in town one day. However it was still nice to be able to walk around the outside and peek in the windows, and they have big...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, lovingly saved from demolition. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The house sits amongst oak trees on the edge of The Oregon Garden. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We are big fans of FLW and always try to see his fantastic buildings on our travels. So glad we made the trip from Portland. It's a beautiful little house (compared to some like the Robie or Ennis House). We loved it and were ready...More

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