Group Visit Guide by lifemate


									Enjoy your visit to 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
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 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
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                                                                                   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                                                                                     
                                                                                    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.
                                                                                    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.
                                          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 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                                                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
                                                                                      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                                                     
                                  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 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
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

To top