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MARTIN HOUSE+ TOUR: Sept - Dec 2017Get TicketsView Schedule
MARTIN HOUSE+ TOUR: Sept - Dec 2017

The Martin House + Tour will take you to all the spaces included on the Martin House Tour, plus the verandah of the Martin House, the intimate, light and art-glass filled Bursar’s Office, and the Martin House Ballroom in the lower level of the Martin House. The tour will also visit 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

There is currently restoration work in progress on the second floor of the Martin House and it is not accessible to tours.

Reservations are strongly recommended 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 on this tour. 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.

* The maximum capacity of the wheelchair lift is 750# the maximum width of a wheelchair that can enter the Martin House is 30".

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. Leave the driving and planning to us! 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 (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. Drive by Larkinville and arrive for a tour of the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch on the water at the Boathouse! Continue on to Graycliff (1926-31) for an extended tour then visit 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 2017 All Wright All Day Tour is offered June 10, June 23, July 14, July 29, August 11, August 26, September 23, October 7, October 20 and October 27. The tour runs all day from 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM. Reservations close at 12:00 noon three days in advance of the tour.

$130 / $120 Members of the Martin House, Graycliff and Forest Lawn

Space is limited; reservations are required.

*Tours begin at Forest Lawn's Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center located at 1990 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, flash and camera bags are not permitted. Tours are limited to no more than 10 guests.

Photography+ Tours are offered October 14, November 11 at 9:00 AM. On December 9th there is a tour at 10:00.

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

FAMILY TOURSGet TicketsView Schedule
FAMILY TOURS

Family tours are a great way to introduce your school-aged students to the Martin House. All tours are led by a certified education docent and are geared towards younger visitors.

Family Tours are offered on October 14, November 11 and December 9 at 12:30 and are one-hour in length. In 2018 we are offering Family Tours on January 13,  February 10, March 10, April 12, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11 at 12:30 PM and are one-hour in length. This tour 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.

*Wheelchairs that are 30" or smaller are permitted inside the Martin House. The wheelchair lift capacity if 750 lbs total for the wheelchair and visitor.

Adults $15, Children Ages 8-17 $10, Children Under 8 Free

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

PRIVATE TOUR

Want the Martin House Complex all to yourself? You and your guests (up to 6 people) will experience Wright's Buffalo masterpiece in an intimate and leisurely tour led by a member of our senior staff. Tour the six buildings of this historic complex in a small group that will allow ample time for a personalized, one-of-a-kind experience. This is the perfect gift for the Frank Lloyd Wright aficionado who has everything, for that once-in-a-lifetime visit, or to thank someone for something special. Photography is allowed.

Schedule this tour at a time mutually agreeable to your party and the Martin House staff. Please contact our Tour Coordinator at (716) 856-3858 ext. 207.

Price $450

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