Fallingwater
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
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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  • 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 6 July 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 17 July 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 July 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Stanleymaxwell
    475 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Paloma 😊 Wanderer
    Sydney, Australia133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great guides at Fallingwater
    Breath taking place!!! Been meaning to come forever and finally made it. What made it extra special was our enthusiastic knowledgeable guide, Millie! I hope you read this. Thx!!!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Eric N
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip
    Wonderful experience. Beautiful grounds to explore, cafe and gift shop were very nice and the staff was professional and friendly. Our tour guide Brett was exceptional! He was very engaging and drew the guest into conversation about what we were seeing and experiencing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • DutchLace
    Holland, Michigan799 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful grounds and house. House tour was great. Wish we had more time. Our guide, Susie, was great. Tour group size was perfect. Every staff member we encountered were friendly and professional. Visitor Center design was complementary to the house and grounds. Museum store had great items for purchase. Was not a fan of a second guides spiel at the end of our tour. We felt it took away from the awe of the tour. It was classy of our original guide to step away before it was given.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
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Li_and_Vi
Martinborough, New Zealand72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fallingwater was a much anticipated visit on our itinerary and it exceeded our expectations. We opted for the somewhat more expensive In-Depth Guided Tour and this was definitely the right choice, both with regard to how much we got to see and our excellent guide. An advantage of this tour was being able to take photos of the interior.

Fallingwater is a building of many superlatives - the amazing waterfall and forest setting, the size of the house and adjoining dwelling, Frank Lloyd Wright's attention to so many design details, and more...

Also interesting, but not expected is the level of challenge in keeping Fallingwater maintained and preserved where the avant-garde use of materials like steel and concrete are not necessarily giving sufficient ongoing protection from water and other environmental conditions. At the end of our tour there was a thunderstorm and downpour which aptly illustrated how much water there could be in this location.

We stayed in Uniontown which as a good base to see not only Fallingwater, but also Kentuck Knob and Polymath Park, along with a stop in Ohiopyle town.

Fallingwater was a must-do on our list, and it was wonderful to visit.
Written 24 June 2024
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Jerry Z
Camillus, NY7,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Excellent one hour Guided tour of this American masterpiece of design. Wonderful balance of design with nature. Two thumbs up 👍👍
Written 22 June 2024
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Anne G
Hilton Head, SC30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
This house is definitely off the beaten path and it will take some effort to get there. But if you like to drive windy, hilly roads, you will definitely enjoy the trip there which my husband did as we were driving in a small car built for this type of driving. We had a wonderful tour and a great docent who led the way. I was already familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright and some of his other properties, but I had never gone to Falling Water and it was quite a treat. Word of warning… there are a serious number of stairs and steps to get around this house and the floor itself once you’re inside it’s very uneven. I kept wondering how someone really lived there once they got a little older and perhaps a little more unsteady on their feet. I had woken up that morning with a sciatica attack, and I struggled every step of the way, but it was worth the pain.

On this tour, you will also gain a better understanding of the Kaufman family who this house was built for. I had known about the Kaufman department store in Pittsburgh for years as I used to work out of Pittsburgh, but I had no idea who these people were until I visited the home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for them as a vacation retreat.
Written 18 June 2024
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Barbara N
Groton, CT177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
We spent two days in this area and saw Polymath Park, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. It was a terrific way to see different aspects of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. All are very different as far as their clients, cost and approach.

Our guide at Fallingwater was knowledgeable and pleasant. She made a real effort to engage all of us in discussing Wright and sharing our opinions about his work. The site is simply stunning. She made sure we saw everything and understood what we were looking at.

Well worth it!
Written 13 June 2024
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We took the more extensive 90-minute tour early on a Thursday morning. At $94 a person, it seems very expensive -- still, how often does one get the chance to visit such an iconic place and be able to tour it in such depth?
We'd stayed the previous night in Connellsville, which thus required only about a 15-mile drive to get to the Fallingwater property in Mill Run. We'd bought our tickets online a week or so earlier, and they were waiting for us at the gatehouse on the driveway in. There is a large parking lot, and a well-organized visitors center that blends in nicely with the surrounding woodland. We checked in at the information window, and waited in the covered seating area for our tour number to be called.
The house itself is some hundreds of yards down a slope. The mobility-impaired person in our party was able to take a small shuttle vehicle down there, while the rest of us along with our guide walked the path to the house.
The tour itself was very thorough, allowing access to all the floors -- from the dungeon at the bottom to the bedrooms at the top, along with a short walk up the way to the lovely guesthouse, and there was no limit on taking snapshots.
What's especially nice about FW is how it remains furnished, by intent, almost as if the family was still living there and might pop back in at any minute.
After the guided tour, one can choose to wander the paths around the grounds -- there are signs to the "View", you know, the famous angle of the house with the waterfall beneath it. Even the overcast day and intermittent rain couldn't dampen our spirits.
At the visitor's center, there are restrooms, some sort of display gallery, and an excellent large gift shop, where we purchased a cookbook by the chef who worked there for the family, as well as a history of the house titled "Fallingwater Rising". There's also a cafe; however, we did not stop in there.
Overall, it was an expensive and time-consuming visit, but the house was a marvelous experience -- it was really something to be able to see it up-close and personal like that.
Written 31 May 2024
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IamZChef
1,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was an amazing tour of a unique house. The tour guide was very helpful with all aspects of the tour. The house was amazing and we loved going thru the property. I would definitely recommend to anyone to take this tour and enjoy the grounds. Thank you for an amazing time!
Written 29 May 2024
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stacey
Pittsburgh, PA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Perfect day! Great tour! Informative but not too long and drawn out.

Loved the homes! So fun. Restaurant was delicious also! Carly great server!
Written 28 May 2024
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BrewsMom
Northampton, MA301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Fallingwater had been on my "bucket list" for years. So happy to have visited. We took the in-depth house tour which was worth the extra money. We saw parts of the house you don't see on the briefer tour and could take pictures. Our guide "Scott" was amazing. Could even identify plants on the grounds. What was surprising to me was that the original furniture choices of the Kaufmann's (they rejected some of Wright's designs!) were there including replicas of the rugs so you could walk around. And all their art choices are in place. It was fabulous. You need reservations. And note the in-depth tour apparently happens only at the beginning and the end of their day. The visitor center cafe was really nice too; we had sandwiches and salads and lovely cake. Be prepared for there to be some restoration activities with scaffolding. At our visit it was only on the servants' quarters.
Written 22 May 2024
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Mary H
Michigan8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
As phenomenal as I dreamed it would be. FLW's foresight and talent are on beautiful display in Fallingwater; so wonderfully preserved and honored by its caretakers. Guided tours provide all the background you need to appreciate this amazing site. The grounds are also lovingly kept. This vision of a place is well worth the visit.
Written 17 May 2024
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kathleen w
Greenwood, SC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Just a stunning work of architecture in a phenomenal setting. Our guide Phillip was friendly and knowledgeable
. Always happy to answer questions.
They are timed tickets but expect to wait extra time before you are called for your tour.
Do not expect to get in without a reservation. Our tickets were $36.00
And we felt like we got our money's worth.
At the end of the tour another employee came out and gave a sales pitch about donations and membership which we felt was tacky.
Overall very glad to have visited.
Written 16 May 2024
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