Fallingwater

1491 Mill Run Road
Mill Run, PA 15464

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Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). The house was designed as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature.

Fallingwater is located in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, also known as the Laurel Highlands, in Mill Run, Pa. in Fayette County, which is about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. Wright designed Fallingwater to rise above the waterfall over which it is built. Completed with a guest house and service wing in 1939, Fallingwater was constructed of native sandstone and other materials quarried from the property. Fallingwater was built by local craftsman from Fayette County.

The Kaufmann family, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. (1885-1955), Liliane S. Kaufmann (1889-1952), and their son, Edgar Kaufmann jr. (1910-1989), owned, lived in and used Fallingwater in various capacities during their lifetimes. In 1963, Edgar Kaufmann jr. donated and entrusted Fallingwater and the surrounding 1,500 acres of natural land to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Today, Fallingwater is open to the public as a museum and is designated as a National Historic Landmark and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure. The house was also named the “best all-time work of American architecture” in a poll of members of the American Institute of Architects. Since its public debut 82 years ago, more than five million visitors have toured and experienced Fallingwater. Travel+Leisure Magazine stated that Fallingwater is “one of the 12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world.”

Fallingwater is the only major Wright work to come into the public domain with its setting original furnishings and artwork intact. Book a tour today to see Fallingwater!

Frank Lloyd Wright
Andy Warhol's Mickey Mouse

Hours

Seasonal

Visitor Information

Please note that Fallingwater  is closed every Wednesday. This includes the cafe and the museum store at Fallingwater as well as Treetops Restaurant at Polymath Park. In addition, Fallingwater  is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

There is a $2 non-refundable ticket processing fee for tickets purchased over the phone at 724-329-8501.

There is a $3 non-refundable ticket processing fee for tickets purchased at the gate.

Interior Photography is permitted only on the In-depth, Sunset and Brunch Tours for personal use. Grounds photography for personal use is permitted following all house tours.

Admission

1 Hour Guided House Tour: $28

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.

In-Depth Tour: $78

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.