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MARTIN HOUSE + TOUR (TWO-HOURS)Get TicketsView Schedule
MARTIN HOUSE + TOUR (TWO-HOURS)

The Martin House + Tour will take you to all the spaces included on the Martin House Tour, plus the second floor of the Martin House, the first and second floor of the Barton House (1903) the first Prairie house built on the site and the first floor of the Gardener's Cottage (1909) where you will see Wright's concept for affordable housing beautifully executed.  Along the way, your docent will expand on the Martin/Wright story to provide a more detailed context for this architectural masterpiece.

This tour is two-hours and is not wheelchair accessible: there is considerable walking, standing and stair-climbing involved. Part of the tour is outside.  From time to a time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable due to ongoing restoration. An alternate space will be made available.

Adult $37, Senior $35, Student $33, Member $31

Reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited space on each guided tour.

MARTIN HOUSE TOUR - 90 MINUTESGet TicketsView Schedule
MARTIN HOUSE TOUR - 90 MINUTES

Visit the first floor of the Barton House (1903)—the first property commissioned by Darwin D. Martin as a residence for his sister and her family. Stroll along the perimeter of the estate and gain an understanding of Wright’s site plan and integrated landscape design for the complex. Visit select areas of the first floor of the Martin House (1904-05), as well as the pergola, conservatory, and Carriage House. Restoration is in progress in the Martin House.

This tour is 90 minutes and is not wheelchair accessible: there is stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing involved. Part of the tour is outside.  From time to time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable due to ongoing restoration. An alternate space will be made available.

Adults $19, Senior $17, Student $14, Members complimentary

Reservations are necessary due to the limited space on each guided tour.

MARTIN HOUSE TOUR (ONE-HOUR)Get TicketsView Schedule
MARTIN HOUSE TOUR (ONE-HOUR)

The Martin House Tour will introduce visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative design concepts that defined his Prairie-style ideal.  A certified docent will lead guests through the primary first-floor rooms of the main Martin House, the pergola, conservatory, and the carriage house.  Experience the harmony of Wright’s nature-inspired architecture, the connections made between interior and exterior spaces, and the pioneering methods of construction used in this outstanding residential complex.  Explore the home’s beauty, described as a “domestic symphony,” which includes prime examples of Wright-designed furniture, art glass, and light fixtures.  Your tour will conclude at the Martin House Museum Store, where you will find an exceptional selection of gifts for you and your home. 

This tour is one-hour and is wheelchair accessible: there is stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing involved. Part of the tour is outside.  From time to time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable due to ongoing restoration. An alternate space will be made available.

Adults $19, Senior $17, Student $14, Members complimentary

Reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited space on each guided tour.

ALL WRIGHT ALL DAY TOURGet TicketsView Schedule
ALL WRIGHT ALL DAY TOUR

Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright's residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs – both historic and newly constructed. Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at Forest Lawn's Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center* and proceeds on the fully-enclosed, climate-controlled Forest Lawn trolley to the Martin House Complex (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. Then it's on to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for an in-depth tour. After a short drive to Hamburg enjoy a delicious lunch on the waterfront at the Public House on the Lake. Continue on to the Graycliff Estate (1926-31) for an extended tour and a visit to historic Forest Lawn's Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004). The trolley will return you to Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center.

A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way including the site of the Larkin Administration Building (1904) and manufacturing buildings in an area now known as Larkinville.

The 2016 All Wright All Day Tour is offered October 7, October 22, November 4 and 19 and runs all day from 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM. Reservations close at 8:00 AM three days in advance of the tour.

$125 / $115 Members of the Martin House, Graycliff and Forest Lawn

Space is limited; reservations are required.

Contact us to arrange a Private All Wright All Day Tour for your group by calling 716-856-3858.

*Tours begin at Forest Lawn's Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center located at 2062 Main Street at Jefferson.  There will be plenty of free parking at the Center. Please arrive by 8:15 AM as the trolley will leave promptly at 8:30 AM.

PHOTOGRAPHY+ TOUR (75 MINUTES)Get TicketsView Schedule
PHOTOGRAPHY+ TOUR (75 MINUTES)

Enjoy an intimate experience of the Martin House on our Photography+ Tour. Gain exclusive access to the home during our first tour of the day. Photography is allowed inside the home for personal use only. Please note that tripods and flash are not permitted. Tours are limited to no more than 12 guests.

$40

Reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited space on each guided tour.

COMBINATION TICKET:
DARWIN D. MARTIN HOUSE AND GRAYCLIFFGet TicketsView Schedule
COMBINATION TICKET:<BR />DARWIN D. MARTIN HOUSE AND GRAYCLIFF

Darwin and Isabelle Martin had two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright: their city home in Buffalo (1903-05) and a summer home on Lake Erie in nearby Derby, called Graycliff (1926-27). Tickets can be purchased at either site and have no expiration date.

Two combination ticket packages available (prices not valid on group tours)

Graycliff is located at 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, New York, a 25-minute drive from the Martin House Complex.  Please make sure to allow enough time between sites.

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