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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, Buffalo

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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.
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  • Amazing to see the architecture and the brilliance of the execution of the design. A gem tucked away in the city.  more »
  • On a family get away we landed in Buffalo with no real plans. My husband is an antique dealer and this seemed like a great idea. We have 3 school aged kids so we decided on the 1 hour tour. Our 7 year...  more »
  • Amazing piece of history. Beautifully restored property - restoration still in progress. We took the two hour tour. Our docent was knowledgeable but a bit boring. He could have done a better job of en...  more »
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  • The Martin house is absolutely stunning. Our group went on the Restoration tour, and I highly recommend this tour as a way to experience the estate. Our knowledgeable tour guide explained the history of the site and their restoration efforts. It gave us a new, deeper perspective on this amazing piece of history and how far it has come. Some of us were already interested in FLW and some didn't know much about him, but this tour spoke to all of us. I can't say enough good things- I will definitely be returning. Don't miss this stop on your trip to Buffalo!
  • 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.
  • Paul and Diane give a mediocre 90 minute tour for $19? This is not what I want to do on vacation. Not only were the staff rude but they didn't give us the chance to view some of the house on the overcrowded tour. Slow tour. Not very much information. But they are volunteers. Not impressed.
  • 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.
  • Its a spectacular complex of 3 houses. Our guide described very well how Wright worked with his clients.