Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, Buffalo

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Built between 1903 and 1905, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House is a masterpiece from the architect's early career. The Martin family commissioned the house and developed a long-standing friendship with Wright, even offering financial support as his career began to take off. Designed during Wright's Prairie School era, the six-structure complex includes the main house, a house built for Martin's sister and her husband, a pergola, a conservatory, a stable, and a gardener's cottage. The house is in the Parkside East Historic District. Reservations are recommended for the variety of tours available. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House by using our Buffalo road trip planning website.
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  • I can’t say enough good things about this tour. Absolutely fascinating. Guide was excellent, only 6 people on tour, and the estate is beautiful. The history, restoration, and stories all worthwhile.....  more
    I can’t say enough good things about this tour. Absolutely fascinating. Guide was excellent, only 6 people on tour, and the estate is beautiful. The history, restoration, and stories all worthwhile.....  more »
  • Excellent staff giving the tours through an architectural icon. No questions were left unanswered. Very cool experience. I would recommend taking the two-hour-tour to also see the other two (less... 
    Excellent staff giving the tours through an architectural icon. No questions were left unanswered. Very cool experience. I would recommend taking the two-hour-tour to also see the other two (less...  more »
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  • Beyond beautiful from every angle! Recommend the tour and gift shop. The gardens, ground, atrium are absolutely gorgeous. Found great items in the gift shop. Bought a few things I can use everyday and be a reminder of Martin House as well as unique items. Visitor Center had an excellent array of photos showcased in lighted displays in a historical timeline. Tours and self-guided tour options available.
  • We enjoyed the basic tour (2 options avl: basic is 75 minutes and premium is 120 minutes). We didn't ask what the difference between the 2 tours was, but since 75 minutes fit into our schedule, we chose it. It was an interesting tour and the tour guides were quite knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I would like to view the gardens in late spring or summer as the grounds appear to be meticulously maintained. We visited on April 1(too early for blossoms) and it was snowing and quite windy. Photos are only permitted while OUTSIDE or inside the conservatory. No photos allowed inside the house whatsoever. A short (8 minute) and informative movie started off the tour that provided a background on the relationship between Wright and Martin. The attention to detail and design of the home was exclusively Frank Lloyd Wright, including the furniture throughout the home. There were many references to the rather large basement which was supposedly used for some entertaining, however, that is only viewable with the premium tour. In our opinion, the basement should be included in the basic tour since it is referenced throughout the basic tour. At the very least, it should be identified in advance of purchasing your ticket so as a consumer you are aware of that option and make an informed decision. Very clean reception area, well maintained restrooms and friendly staff.

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