Martin House Tour

$22 / $20 seniors / $10 students / Free for members and children 8 & under

  • 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Martin House (Now includes 2nd floor)
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory
  • Carriage House

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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.

There is stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing involved on this tour.
For guests who use a wheelchair: We are unable to accommodate a wheelchair on the second floor and the pergola.
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Martin House Plus Tour

$45 / $41 seniors / $25 students / $23 members

  • 2 hours
  • All spaces on Martin House Tour
  • Barton House
  • Gardener’s Cottage

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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.

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Home & Garden Tour

$30 / $25 members

  • 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Specific areas in the historic landscape
  • Martin House (1st floor & verandah)
  • Gardener’s Cottage
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory
  • Carriage House

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This docent-led tour experience will inspire visitors with an understanding of the relationship between the landscape and home that Wright designed for the Martin family. The restored landscape is one of the finest examples of Wright’s desire to integrate nature and design, and also serves as a testament to Darwin and Isabelle Martin’s love of gardening.

Visitors will step inside the Wright-designed Gardener’s Cottage and the primary spaces on the 1st floor of the Martin House, including a view of the gardens from the verandah. Specific areas of the landscape explored on the tour include the courtyard garden, the greenhouse footprint, the ‘floricycle,’ and the Barton House gardens. Note that this tour does not enter the Barton House.

This experience includes both interior and exterior spaces, so please plan for the weather.

There is stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing involved on this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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Evening Behind-the-Scenes Tour

$35 / $30 members

  • 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • All three levels of the Martin House
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory
  • Carriage House

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The estate is breathtaking in early evening, and this special docent-led tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore spaces not offered on any other tour offerings including the basement of the Martin House, Darwin Martin’s home office, the guest suite of rooms, and the staff dining room.

There is stair-climbing and standing involved on this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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Self-Guided Martin House Tour (Select Thursdays)

$15 / $10 students / Free for members and children 8 & under

  • Martin House (1st floor)
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory
  • Carriage House

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Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore at your own pace during a self-guided tour offered select Thursdays from 4-7pm.  This is NOT offered every week. Please click the button below to see the schedule and purchase your ticket.

Docents will be on hand to answer your questions during your journey.

Visitors will select a 30-minute time slot when purchasing a ticket to help manage the number of guests inside at one time. Guests are allowed to enter during any point during that half hour slot.

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.

The Museum Store, located in the carriage house, will be open for shopping.

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Architectural Photography Tour & Workshop

$75 / $65 members

  • 2 hours
  • Martin House (1st floor)
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory

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Join Professional Architectural Photographer Matthew Digati for an educational, hands-on photography workshop. Matt is a Buffalo resident and spends a lot of time on site capturing stunning images for various Martin House projects.

The two-hour session will begin in the lower level of the Martin House, where Matt will share tips and tricks to prepare participants for the unique experience. A Martin House docent will then lead the group on a 40-minute tour of the 1st floor of the Martin House, pergola, and conservatory. Along the way, Matt will share specific instructions on how to capture beautiful images in each space.

For the second hour of the workshop, participants will be broken down into even smaller groups and spend the remaining time capturing photos while Matt provides individual instruction as needed.

At the tour’s conclusion, participants are welcome to wander the exterior of the estate to continue taking photographs.

All photos will be for personal use only, and tripods and flash are not permitted during the workshop.

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Virtual Martin House Tour

$12 / $10 for members

  • 45 minutes
  • Martin House (1st floor)
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory

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Join us for a live virtual exploration of the Martin House from the comfort of your home. Using the Zoom platform, the virtual tours will often have a specific theme to allow participants to experience Martin House through a different lens.

Questions can be posed to the docent by using the chat function to create an engaging experience for all participants. Only one ticket needs to be purchased per device. Ticket sales typically close two hours prior to the live event.

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Private Tour

$500

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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 info@martinhouse.org or 716.856.3858.

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Upcoming Events

From family fun days 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 Martin House.

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Free Martin House Tours

Just one of the many benefits of membership.