Trip Planner: USA / Pennsylvania / Mill Run / Fallingwater
A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Make Fallingwater a centerpiece of your Mill Run vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mill Run online trip itinerary planner.
We spent 5 hours here. Arrived early for our comprehensive tour, which lasted 1.5 hours. Everyone who enters the grounds has to share their reservation email or provide their name to check against..... more
We spent 5 hours here. Arrived early for our comprehensive tour, which lasted 1.5 hours. Everyone who enters the grounds has to share their reservation email or provide their name to check against..... more »
Oh my gosh. What an amazing experience and house. The house is so well-designed and the cafe and shop are well organized and designed. The staff was super nice and the bathrooms were too! Joe was an..... more
Oh my gosh. What an amazing experience and house. The house is so well-designed and the cafe and shop are well organized and designed. The staff was super nice and the bathrooms were too! Joe was an..... more »
We rented a cabin near here for the weekend with family. I've always wanted to visit this house so we stopped by on our last day. Tickets were sold out for the indoor tours (they weren't doing many because of Covid), so if you want to do that, book at least a month in advance. That being said, the grounds and outside of the property are incredible. It's such a beautiful house and definitely worth visiting just the outdoor portion too. Plus you can see the inside through the windows. Tickets for that were only $20/person when we went. There are tons of trails you can explore around the grounds too. I'd allow at least 1-2 hours here. It's definitely worth a day trip to visit if you're anywhere near here!
A really amazing experience. Seeing pictures and videos cannot do this place justice. The harmony created with nature, and a man-made structure is perfectly balanced. We went on a 30F day in November, but still felt I could imagine what a summer day felt like here with the windows open, and a nice breeze. The grounds are beautiful, and relatively untouched. The home is setback far enough that you’re secluded, and there’s no noise (except the falls). Our guide was Brandon L., and he was great. We opted for the earpiece, which was also very convenient. Nice gift shop.
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