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

Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore the Martin House during a self-guided tour offered Thursday through Sunday. Self-guided tours also available on select evenings during Wright Nights.

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Private One-Hour Tour
Private One-Hour Tour

The Private One-Hour Tour will introduce visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative design concepts that defined his Prairie-style ideal.  A certified docent will lead guests 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 Martin House Museum Store, where you will find an exceptional selection of gifts 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.  From time to time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable. An alternate space will be made available.

Private Two-Hour Tour
Private Two-Hour Tour

The Private Two-Hour 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 and veranda 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. From time to a time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable due to ongoing restoration. An alternate space will be made available.

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

 

Private Photography Tour
Private Photography Tour

Online reservations for Private Photography Tours are not available. Instead, please email info@martinhouse.org to make your request. The tour is available Thursday through Sunday. 48-hour advance notice is required. 

Enjoy an intimate experience of the Martin House on our Private 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.