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Self-Guided Martin House Tour
Self-Guided Martin House Tour

Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore the Martin House at your own pace during a self-guided tour offered Thursday through Sunday from 1-4pm. 

Discover the harmonious design and details that make up the first floor of the Martin House, pergola, conservatory, and carriage house. Docents will be on hand to answer your questions during your journey. The Museum Store, located inside the carriage house, will be open for shopping.

To keep our guests and volunteers safe, visitors will select a 30-minute time slot to help us manage the number of guests inside at one time. Guests are allowed to enter during any point during that half hour slot. Please review all of our safety guidelines before purchasing your ticket.

If you need special accommodations, please let us know during the checkout process.

$15 non-members / $10 students / $0 members & children under 5 

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Virtual Martin House Tour
Virtual Martin House Tour

Join a Martin House docent on a live, 45-minute virtual exploration of the Martin House from the comfort of your home. We will explore the first floor of the completely-restored main Martin House, wander down the open-air pergola, and finish our journey in the conservatory.

Using the Zoom platform, you will view the collections and enjoy a look at the historic landscape along the way. Questions can be posed to the docent by using the chat function to create an engaging experience for all participants. 

We will be offering both standard Martin House tours and themed tours throughout the year. Keep checking back for updates!

$12 non-members / $10 members

Tickets on sale now for an Executive Director Martin House tour on Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm EST. 

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Self-Guided Wright Night
Self-Guided Wright Night

Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore the Martin House during a self-guided tour offered on select Monday and Thursday evenings. 

From 4-7pm, wander Frank Lloyd Wright’s opus to the beat of your own drummer. Discover the harmonious design and details that make up the first floor of the Martin House, pergola, conservatory, and carriage house. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Advance ticket purchase is required. We are offering timed entry every 30 minutes, with the last group entering between 6 and 6:30. No entry is permitted past 6:30.

The Martin House Museum Store (located in the carriage house) will also be open for shopping.

Dates coming soon!

 

Martin House Tour
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 you through the primary first-floor rooms of the main Martin House, the pergola, conservatory, and the 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. Your tour will conclude at the Museum Store, where you will find an exceptional selection of items for you and your home. 

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

An exciting announcement and dates coming soon!

Martin House Plus Tour
Martin House Plus Tour

The Martin House Plus Tour will take you to all the spaces included on the Martin House Tour, plus the second floor Master Bedroom. The tour will also visit the first floor of the Gardener's Cottage (1909) where you will see Wright's concept for affordable housing beautifully executed and the first floor and verandah of the Barton House (1903) which was the first Prairie house built on the site. 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. 

Two hour tours are not intended for children under the age of 5.

Dates coming soon!

 

Landscape Tour
Landscape Tour

Learn how the intricate gardens and multiple structures of the Martin House were a reflection of Wright's approach to integrated design during the seasonal Landscape Tour. Guests will explore the recently-restored, Wright-designed historic landscape that spans the 1.5 acre estate in addition to the Gardener's Cottage, Conservatory, and first floor of the Carriage House. This tour does not enter the main Martin House.

This docent-led tour experience will inspire visitors with an understanding of how the unique landscape, one of the finest examples of Wright's desire to integrate nature and design, was also a testament to Darwin and Isabelle Martin's love of gardening. 

Please note that this 90-minute tour is primarily outside, so be sure to plan ahead for the weather. This tour will take place rain or shine from late May through mid-October.

Dates coming soon!

Twilight Tour
Twilight Tour

When the sun goes down, and the lights come up in the pergola, Twilight Tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House provide a whole new sense of drama. The estate is breathtaking at twilight, especially the cast of the Nike of Samothrace located inside the conservatory – bathed in a unique, ambient glow.

Guests will visit the primary first-floor rooms of the main Martin House, the Martin House verandah, pergola, conservatory, and carriage house on this seasonal tour offering. 

The 90-minute, docent-led tour begins at the Barton House. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Dates coming soon!

Photography Tour
Photography Tour

Enjoy an intimate experience of the Martin House on our Photography Tour. Guests on the 75-minute tour will explore the primary first floor rooms of the main Martin House, pergola, conservatory, and carriage house.

Photography is allowed inside the home for personal use only. Please note that tripods, flash, and camera bags are not permitted. 

Dates coming soon!