Enjoy your visit to Fallingwater Fallingwater Group Visit Checklist Group Visit Complete these steps to insure you have a great visit. Look inside for details. Before You Arrive Confirm your visit by returning a signed copy of the Agreement along Guide with your deposit and final payment by the due date. 2010 Season Count the number of people in your group. You will need to provide this count when you arrive at the gatehouse at Fallingwater. “A part of my job...is the pleasure of taking Be sure your group wears comfortable walking shoes and is prepared groups to outstanding sites. For more than for the weather. 25 years I've heard the ooh's, aah's and raves about this masterpiece known as Review your visit schedule with the group including lunch time if Fallingwater.” you’re eating with us and departure time. ...Carol Love, Love Receptive Services Upon Arrival Stop at the gatehouse to confirm group count and pick up your ticket. Proceed to parking lot #1 where one of our Visitor Services Represen- tatives will greet you. Divide your group into smaller groups of 14 and let us know if anyone will need van service. If you’re eating with us go to the Café and check-in. Be sure your group knows what time the coach will be departing. And most of all Look inside for: Enjoy your visit! • Confirmation Instructions • Dining Options For group leader • Museum Store Information # of people in your group _____________ • And Much More Visitor Services 724-329-8501 www.fallingwater.org PAGE 2 GROUP VISIT GUIDE FALLINGWATER PAGE 7 Before Your Visit Group Dining Options The Café local organic meats and produce to Thank you! provide a menu of seasonal favorites. Thank you for choosing to visit Frank The Café at Fallingwater offers a wide Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. We’re variety of dining options for your group. Choose from a served lunch, Café Reservations looking forward to your visit and hope Traveler’s Lunch bags to go, our Additional details on group dining op- that you have a great time. voucher program, or have your tions and reservations for your group guests go through the line on their meal may be made by contacting Edna Please read this guide own. Whichever you choose your King at 724-329-7842 or by email at Please read the information in this firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also group will be sure to enjoy the deli- guide carefully as it will answer many visit our website at cious offerings prepared by our own of your questions about visiting www.fallingwater.org/visit. chef in our on-site kitchen. We use Fallingwater. If you still have questions or need additional information after you read the guide, Laurel Highlands Pot Pie $15/person checks. Checks should be made please call Visitor Services at 724- Seared local organic beef and seasonal vegetables baked in a crisp pastry. Served payable to Fallingwater and mailed to with a side salad. 329-8501 or visit our website at P. O. Box R, Mill Run, PA 15464. www.fallingwater.org/visit. Hot off the Grill $14/person Directions and Travel Review your Hot Soup du Jour. Herb marinated grilled chicken breast served with basil mayo, Time mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. confirmation Directions are available on our website Carefully review your confirmation to or on the enclosed form. We suggest make sure that all of the information Soup and Sandwich $13/ person using our directions when planning is correct, including the date and time Old-fashioned vegetable soup served with choice of sandwich (turkey, Ham or your trip. Use caution if you are using of your visit. Once you verify that all roast beef) and a side salad. online mapping systems as these the information is correct please read often place you on secondary and the “Group Terms and Conditions” and unpaved roads when providing A Vegetarian Option $12/person sign the “Acceptance” form and return directions to Fallingwater. House-made vegetarian Soup du Jour with an organic mixed green salad with it via mail, fax or email. toasted almonds, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese and house-made Balsamic Allow adequate time in your schedule vinaigrette. Deposit and Payment to arrive at Fallingwater 30 minutes A deposit equal to the cost of ten (10) prior to your scheduled tour time. Traveler’s Lunch Bag $15/person tickets is required four (4) weeks in Remember that the roads leading to Perfect if your group needs to eat on the go or wants to enjoy the picnic area at advance to guarantee your tour. Final Fallingwater are two-lane highways nearby Bear Run Nature Reserve or Ohiopyle State Park. Each lunch is packed payment and guarantee must be with many hills and curves. You may individually and includes utensils, napkin, a delicious sandwich, salad, dessert, beverage and condiments. provided one (1) week prior to your even want to allow 10 to 15 minutes visit. We accept Visa, MasterCard, extra in your travel time. Payment for group meals is due two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. Final Discover, American Express and count and guarantee required two (2) days in advance. 6% sales tax and 18% gratuity are not included. Visit www.fallingwater.org for more information. PAGE 6 GROUP VISIT GUIDE FALLINGWATER PAGE 3 Educational Resources Before Your Visit Prior to your visit return when your arrive for your visit. least ten (10) days notice. Once final Prepare your group A few of the more popular items are payment and count are received, Your group may enjoy some back- Be sure your group members are listed below. A complete listing of there will be no refund under any ground information on Fallingwater prepared for their visit to Fallingwater. educational resources is available on circumstances unless the tour is before they visit. We offer a wide Comfortable walking shoes are a must our website; visit www.fallingwater.org cancelled by Fallingwater. If severe variety of DVD’s, VHS tapes and and a portion of the tour is outside so and click “Learn”. You can also pur- weather conditions are expected, we books that provide excellent informa- its important to dress for the weather. chase these items through our Museum recommend calling before you make tion about Fallingwater and Frank There is a 1/4 mile walk from the Store to add to your personal collec- the trip to make sure we will be open. Lloyd Wright. Many of these are Visitors Center to Fallingwater. While tion. Late opening and early closing available for you to borrow and then we encourage visitors to enjoy the information will also be available at walk to the house, we do offer limited www.fallingwater.org. van service to the front door for those A Conversation with Edgar J. Kaufmann, jr that are unable to walk that distance. An in-depth look at Fallingwater’s design, its Special Needs importance as the greatest American house of the Allow enough time If you have any group members that 20th century and the role it played in the Kaufmann family’s life. Based on extended require special assistance, please let Plan at least two hours on site for your interviews with Fallingwater patron and noted us know in advance. We offer a Wright scholar Edgar J. Kaufmann, jr. visit. This will allow your group plenty variety of accommodations for visitors of time to walk the grounds, visit the DVD 56 min. with special needs. In particular, Museum Store and Café, and to enjoy please note that only the first floor of The House on the Waterfall* the current exhibit at the Visitors the house is wheelchair accessible. A Basic history of the design and construction of Center. Fallingwater. Includes home movie footage of the video of the upper floors is available Kaufmann family at Fallingwater, its construction for those that are unable to complete and interviews with three of Wright’s apprentices Make lunch plans the tour. and the late Edgar J. Kaufmann, jr. The Café at Fallingwater offers a VHS 30 min. variety of options for your group to Additional information *available for loan only. enjoy lunch with us. Please see the Additional information about group “Dining Options” section on page 7 of visits is available on our website at this guide for additional information. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater www.fallingwater.org/visit. Video and images of Fallingwater, extended interviews with scholars, slide show and Changes and interactive virtual tours of the house and Cancellations landscape. Includes high resolution viewing of original drawings. Please contact us as soon as possible DVD 60 min. if you find you must change the date and/or time of your visit. This will To borrow one of these or any of our educational resources for use by ensure that we are able to your group, please contact Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 or falling- accommodate your needs. Deposits email@example.com. Materials will be shipped so that you receive will be refunded in full for them approximately two weeks prior to your visit. cancellations that are received with at PAGE 4 GROUP VISIT GUIDE FALLINGWATER PAGE 5 Upon Arrival Enhance Your Visit Entering Fallingwater Museum Store A Place for Renewal—Learn how architect, client, and site came As you enter the driveway at Allow time for your group to visit our together to create a house designed Fallingwater, be prepared to stop at Museum Store where they can look for living in harmony with nature. the gatehouse. The representative through our large selection of books, will verify your count, provide your our vast array of hand-crafted jewelry, Fallingwater Faces—Listen to oral ticket, and give directions to the pottery, design items for your home, histories and hear about people who parking lot. and Frank Lloyd Wright and first settled in the Bear Run area. Fallingwater items. We also have a Meet the clients, architect, and Unloading the coach great selection of fun and educational craftsmen who created Fallingwater. Once you leave the gatehouse the Visitors Center children’s items related to coach should follow the directions Fallingwater. Frank Lloyd Wright, Master Your group should wait in the Visitors provided to parking lot #1 and stop in Builder—Wright’s career spanned Center until it is time for the tour to front of the pathway leading to the begin. Besides the restrooms you will Lectures over two centuries. This is an Visitors Center. One of our Visitor Your group may enjoy one of our overview of Wright’s major works and find the Museum Store, Café, and Services Representatives will board Curator’s Choice lectures to provide takes a look at his life, his loves, and exhibition area. Group members may the bus, greet your group and spend a additional insight into Fallingwater. his ideals. visit any of these areas while they are few minutes preparing your group for waiting to be called for their tours. Approximately 45 minutes in length, Additional lecture topics may be their tour. They will share information these talks are led by a member of the available to meet the needs of a about Fallingwater, the Visitors Starting your tours senior staff and geared to an adult specific audience. Lectures must be Center, your tour times and some tips audience although they are suitable An announcement will be made in the booked in advance through the special for a great day. You will be asked to for high school and college students. Visitors Center when it is time for your events coordinator. More information divide your group into smaller groups Choose from: tours to begin. When group members about lectures and other educational of no more than 14 for the tour. You hear the announcement for their tour opportunities is available on our should do this as the group gets off they should gather at the top of the website. the coach and prepares to enter the boardwalk leading to the house. At Visitors Center. If there are any this time they will be given directions members of your group that will need to the house where their guide will van service to the house you should greet them to start the tour. let the representative know at this time. Parking Restrooms Once the coach has finished unloading, the driver should proceed Please note: The only restrooms on to the Bus/RV parking area. While on the property are located in the Visitors site, we ask that you turn off the Center. There are no restrooms engine. The coach may pull back to available at the house. the Visitors Center pathway when it is time for your group to board for departure.