A Journey to Fallingwater
The Appalachian Mountains run through PA and create the watershed where Fallingwater is located in Fayette County, PA. Fallingwater was built in the small town of Bear Run, just about an hour and a half drive south of Pittsburgh in the Laurel Highlands. Fallingwater is the only major Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house to open to the public with its furnishings, artwork, and setting intact. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark. Visited by over 167, 000 people in 2015.
"One of the 12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world" -Travel + Leisure Magazine
The route will be determined based upon your pick up location. Depending upon weather and traffic conditions the drive will be aprox 1. 5 hours. Departure time will be 8-8:30 am. Arrival around 10 am at Fallingwater. Plan on spending no less than 2 hours on site. While on site you are able to visit a small historical museum, a gift shop, a cafe, and rest rooms prior to your house tour. You may also do a quick nature walk around the grounds. (Comfortable shoes are a MUST as there are numerous gravel paths and steps to navigate) Once we depart the site we will stop for a lunch at one of the many local establishments. You will be returned to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel
End location: Hotel
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
Depending upon weather and traffic the round trip drive from Pittsburgh will be aprox 3 hours. Plan to spend around 2 hours on site, with a stop on the way back for a bite to eat.
2017 Toyota Corolla
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Lunch
certain historical landmarks are staffed by employees so I will be unable to narrarate portions of some tours.
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I went to see the Frank Lloyd Wright house with Mary Ann in October. She was a great guide. She was especially helpful in explaining how the tour worked, so that I could get the most out of the experience. She was also very accommodating and worked hard to make the entire day a fun time. Barb