Martin House Tour
$25 / $23 seniors / $10 students / Free for members and children 8 & under
- 1 hour, 15 minutes
- Martin House (Now includes 2nd floor)
- 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 project. Explore the home’s beauty, described as a “domestic symphony,” which includes prime examples of Wright-designed furniture, art glass, and light fixtures.
Martin House Plus Tour
$45 / $41 seniors / $25 students / $23 members
- 2 hours
- All spaces on Martin House Tour
- Barton House
- Gardener’s Cottage
In addition to the spaces visited on the Martin House tour, the Plus Tour takes visitors inside the additional Wright-designed residences on the estate. Explore the Barton House, the first Prairie house built on the site for Martin’s sister and her family, and the Gardener’s Cottage, 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 these architectural masterpieces.
There is stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing involved on this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Two-hour tours are not intended for children under the age of 8.
Spring Recess Self-Guided Tour: April 4
$15 / $5 Students / Free for members and children 8 & under
- Martin House (1st floor)
- Carriage House
- Activity in the Visitor Pavilion
The Martin House is offering this special self-guided tour experience during spring recess for many schools. We have included an optional spring-themed activity for students of all ages, offered in the Greatbatch Pavilion – the all-glass visitor center.
The house will be open from 10am – 1pm, but we do encourage you to arrive before 12pm to be able to enjoy the tour and the art activity.
Docents will be on hand to answer your questions during your journey. The Museum Store, located in the carriage house, will be open for shopping.
Advance ticket purchase is required. Please reserve a ticket for every member of your party, including no cost tickets for any children under 8 and members.
For guests who use a wheelchair: We are unable to accommodate a wheelchair on the pergola, but the other areas on the tour are wheelchair accessible.
$40 / $35 members
- 1 hour
- Martin House 1st Floor
The Martin House is full of remarkable spaces and design elements. This specialty tour is your chance to step inside and capture more than just memories.
During this one-hour experience, a docent will lead the small group on a very brief tour of the 1st floor of the Martin House. If you have not visited the Martin House previously, please note that the information delivered during this experience will be very condensed. Martin House volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the house and its collection, but the goal is to provide ample time for every guest to capture photos of the 1st floor.
The pergola and conservatory are also spaces available for photography, but the participants are welcome to stay inside the Martin House for the full hour since photos are not allowed on the interior of the house during any other tour offering.
At the tour’s conclusion, participants are also welcome to wander the exterior of the estate to continue taking photographs.
All photos are for personal use only. Large camera bags, tripods, and flash are not permitted.
For guests who use a wheelchair: We are unable to accommodate a wheelchair on the pergola.
Martin House Estate Audio Mobile Tour
- Exterior self-guided tour
- Requires use of a personal mobile device
Explore the grounds of the estate during this interactive audio tour, designed to be experienced on site. Along your exterior journey, you will learn about the unique relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and the Martin family, the architectural features of the residences and interconnected buildings that make up the estate, and the interesting history of the site dating back to the early 20th century.
Designed to last approximately 40 minutes, you will set your own pace as you move from stop to stop. The tour can be enjoyed anytime, even if the site is closed for public tours.
You will use your personal mobile device for this offering. Data rates may apply. The Martin House does not have mobile devices to loan. Headphones are encouraged but not required. Once you purchase your tour ticket, you will receive an email with a link to the tour.
Martin House / Graycliff Experience
- Martin House Plus Tour (2 hour)
- Boxed Lunch
- Graycliff Extended Tour (2 hour)
The Martin House / Graycliff Experience allows guests to take in the complete story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Martin family. Your ticket includes a two-hour tour of both Wright-designed estates and a boxed lunch provided at the Martin House to enjoy on site or take on the road.
Participants will self-drive to each location, and directions will be provided for the approximately 30 – 40-minute drive along the lake. Tour times are fixed at each location, and will start on time.
– 9:30-11:30am: Martin House Plus Tour
– 11:30am – 12:45pm: Explore the landscape, shop the Museum Store, and lunch
– 1:30-3:30pm: Graycliff Extended Tour
You will be prompted to choose the lunch selection for each participant during the reservation process. Click here to see the list of ingredients in each lunch option.
Both tours include stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing as part of the tour. Additionally, part of the tour will take outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Only guests 8 and up will be admitted at this time.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Create your ideal experience
You and up to 7 guests can experience Wright’s Buffalo masterpiece during an intimate and leisurely tour led by a member of our senior staff.
Explore the six buildings on the Martin House estate with 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.856.3858.
From free community events to engaging lectures to craft beer tastings, we encourage you to visit our event calendar throughout the year for information about the festive happenings at the Martin House.
Free Martin House Tours
Just one of the many benefits of membership.