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 »
  • Along with viewing a uniquely designed home, the tour weaves together the back story of the family and the architect along with the multi year restoration of the property. Well done! 
    Along with viewing a uniquely designed home, the tour weaves together the back story of the family and the architect along with the multi year restoration of the property. Well done!  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.
  • Amazing house and it’s very well preserved. I took the basic tour at it lasted around 1.5hrs. You can ask as many questions as you want and the tour guides are very good experts in Wright’s architecture. Take the tour, is the only way to go inside the house. Indoor photos are not allowed. There is a 10 min video presentation at the begging that really helps understanding the historial context of the house. Take time after the tour to look around the house and see some cool old houses in this historical neighborhood.
  • My wife and I took the two hour tour on a Wednesday morning, our tour guide was Dave. Dave was absolutely fantastic, and very knowledgeable not just about this particular property, but the history of Frank Lloyd Wright's work, his life, and other properties. There was not one question that was raised which he could not answer in-depth. He was very engaging, which made the tour actually fly by. We have been to many Frank Lloyd Wright properties around the country, and this was undoubtedly one of our favorite tours. What's unique about this particular property is you get to see Mr. Wright's genius unleashed with an unlimited budget from Darwin Martin for design and construction. We highly recommend this tour!
  • Holy Holy Cow! What an amazing place to visit. We did the $22 1 hour 15 min tour and loved it. They do not allow interior pics. For a 1904 home, this is amazing. The way the architect constructed the house from the outside-in. The same bricks you see on the outside compose the inside walls!

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