As the top-rated Buffalo attraction on TripAdvisor, Martin House will inspire and delight.

Designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Martin House is an extraordinary house museum and National Historic Landmark in Buffalo, NY. Nestled in the city’s historic Parkside neighborhood, the site ranks as one of Wright’s finest residential projects – a place where architecture, the surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings come together to form a complete work of genius.

We recommend you reserve your group tour at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability of the tour time and docents. The discount pricing listed for each tour offering is extended to tour operator groups and groups of 10 or more.

Martin House Tour

The Martin House Tour will introduce visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative design concepts that defined his Prairie-style ideal. A docent will lead guests through the primary first and second floor rooms of the Martin House, pergola, conservatory, and carriage house. 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, 15 minutes. We are unable to accommodate a wheelchair on the second floor and the pergola.

$19 per person for groups of 10 or more

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Martin House Plus Tour

The Martin House Plus Tour will take you to all the spaces included on the Martin House Tour; 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.

$38 per person for groups of 10 or more

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Virtual Martin House Tour

Your group will enjoy a docent-led, live virtual exploration of the Martin House. Using the Zoom platform, participants will view the collections and enjoy a look at the historic landscape along the journey. Questions can be posed to the docent by using the chat function to create an engaging experience for all participants.

$10 per person for groups of 10 or more

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Landscape Tour

During this docent-led, 90-minute experience, your group will explore more than 27,000 sf of planting beds over the 1.5-acre Martin House estate during the seasonal Landscape Tour. The restoration of the historic landscape was completed in 2019 and blooms from April through October.

The tour also includes the Gardener’s Cottage, conservatory, and carriage house.

$25 per person for groups of 10 or more

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

This two-hour, docent-led tour explores all of the structures on the estate in addition to a few areas not visited on any other tour offering, including the lower level of the Martin House.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is considerable walking, standing, and stair climbing involved. Part of the tour is outside.

$25 per person for groups of 10 or more

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Wright, Wine & Cheese

Enjoy a delicious light fare spread, assorted wines, and conversation among friends in the historic Barton House, Gardener’s Cottage, or lower level of the Martin House.

Following the reception, guests will be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Martin House. A fun and inspired night out for all, this tour is offered to groups in the evenings.

Cost per person varies.

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Self-Guided Tour

Explore at your own pace during a self-guided tour. Docents will be on hand to answer your questions during your journey which includes the 1st floor of the Martin House, pergola, conservatory, and carriage house.

For guests who use a wheelchair: We are unable to accommodate a wheelchair on the pergola.

$10 per person for groups of 10 or more

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Group Tour Payment & Policies

Final count is due two weeks prior to your scheduled tour, and you will be billed according to this number. If you need to change or cancel your tour for any reason, or if additional guests are added to the tour, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Arrival Information

Tours begin at the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion (the all-glass building adjacent to the Martin House on Jewett Parkway). We ask that group tours arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. If arriving by bus, parking and arrival directions will be sent after your reservation is complete. View driving directions here.

Upon arrival at the Pavilion, groups will have the opportunity to view the current exhibits and interactive features of the visitor center, take exterior photos, and use the public restrooms.

 

Parking

The Martin House is located in a residential neighborhood. Free street parking is available for small vans and cars in the neighborhood. Large buses and motorcoaches have a nearby designated off-site parking area. Directions to this area will be supplied to the group leader and detailed in your group confirmation information. Please arrange for the bus driver to pick guests up after the tour at the Greatbatch Pavilion.

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