Visit the first floor and master bedroom 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 master bedroom, 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 strongly recommended due to the limited space on each guided 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.
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.