Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  Buffalo  /  Sightseeing  /  Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, Buffalo

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Built between 1903 and 1905, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex 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. To visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex on your holiday in Buffalo, and find out what else Buffalo has to offer, use our Buffalo vacation trip planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • This is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's jewels and rightly so. This complex is incredible, and to think that it almost went to ruin. What a crime that would have been! Tours begin with a 15-minute slide s...  read more »
  • The Darwin Martin complex is a must see for anyone visiting Buffalo, NY or for any architectural aficionado. It is truly a gem that was saved from ruin. It is amazing what has been accomplished in rec...  read more »
  • The tour of the Martin House was stimulating in so many ways. The tour guide was knowledgeable, intelligent, and witty. The house itself was beautiful and aesthetically pleasing to the senses 
  • What a positively wonderful tour! You start off on the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion where you will learn so much! Watch a short, well put together narrative and then continue on with the tour of the house. Our tour guide truly helped make this experince an amazing one. He was full of knowledge that other Frank Lloyd Wright guides did not know. At the end of the tour make sure to check out the gift shop even if you're not going to buy anything. This house is accessible via public transportation. I would not suggested this tour for those who have physical imparments as you will be going up and down stairs.
  • The house is a masterpiece but tour was totally undesirable. The tour guider talked as he was reporting a football match: "look at theeee windoooows..." . The tour took amost 90 minutes full of boring and simple information giving the tour guide that could definitely be reduced to 30 minutes. I wished I had the time to visit the place on my own with out the boring tour guide. We were also banned from taking pictures inside that didn't make sense. Even in the buildings where there's the concern of flash impact on the sufaces visitors are allowed to take pictures without flash. This building is also non-religious and no one is lisiding there. So the no photo policy wasn't reasonable.
  • Not really my thing, my wife really enjoyed herself which is good. The tour was objectively good.
  • An absolutely gorgeous and well maintained building/property.
  • Unique architectural style. Renovations well done. Good docent.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m