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The Martin House + Tour will take you to all the spaces included on the Martin House Tour, plus the second floor of the Martin House, the first and second floor of the Barton House (1903) the first Prairie house built on the site and the first floor of the Gardener's Cottage (1909) where you will see Wright's concept for affordable housing beautifully executed.  Along the way, your docent will expand on the Martin/Wright story to provide a more detailed context for this architectural masterpiece.

This tour is two-hours and is not wheelchair accessible: there is considerable walking, standing and stair-climbing involved. Part of the tour is outside.  From time to a time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable due to ongoing restoration. An alternate space will be made available.

Adult $35, Senior $33, Student $27, Member $27

Reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited space on each guided tour.


The Martin House Tour will introduce visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative design concepts that defined his Prairie-style ideal.  A certified docent will lead guests through the primary first-floor rooms of the main Martin House, the pergola, conservatory, and the carriage house.  Experience the harmony of Wright’s nature-inspired architecture, the connections made between interior and exterior spaces, and the pioneering methods of construction used in this outstanding residential complex.  Explore the home’s beauty, described as a “domestic symphony,” which includes prime examples of Wright-designed furniture, art glass, and light fixtures.  Your tour will conclude at the Martin House Museum Store, where you will find an exceptional selection of gifts for you and your home. 

This tour is one-hour and is wheelchair accessible: there is stair-climbing, considerable walking, and standing involved. Part of the tour is outside.  From time to time a specific tour space in the Martin House may be unavailable due to ongoing restoration. An alternate space will be made available.

Adults $17, Senior $15, Student $12, Members complimentary

Reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited space on each guided tour.



Even if you've been here before, you will be amazed as you enter spaces as you've never seen them. Normally offered only June--October, this special two-hour tour visits all the structures on the complex, including the fully restored lower level of the Martin House. You will learn about Wright's prairie house characteristics, and the challenges, the solutions, and the details of the on-going restoration, including the search for long-lost artifacts, as Wright's entire opus is being brought back to its original grandeur.

Two-hour tour:  November 28 

Adult $35; Senior $33; Student $27; Members $27


Darwin and Isabelle Martin had two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright: their city home in Buffalo (1903-05) and a summer home on Lake Erie in nearby Derby, called Graycliff (1926-27). Tickets can be purchased at either site and have no expiration date.

Four combination ticket packages available (prices not valid on group tours)

  •  Martin House Tour (one-hour) and basic tour of Graycliff (one-hour) - $29
  •  Martin House + (two-hours)  and Graycliff in-depth (two-hours) - $63
  •  Martin House + (two-hours) and basic tour of Graycliff (one-hour) - $47
  •  Martin House Tour (one-hour) and In-depth tour of Graycliff (two-hours) - $45

You are required to make reservations at both sites: there are different tour schedules and different days of operation at each historic house.  Contact Graycliff directly to make your reservation 716-947-9217 or

Graycliff is located at 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby, New York, a 25-minute drive from the Martin House Complex.  Please make sure to allow enough time between sites.


Want the Martin House Complex all to yourself? You and your guests (up to 6 people) will experience Wright's Buffalo masterpiece in an intimate and leisurely tour led by a member of our senior staff. Tour the six buildings of this historic complex in a small group that will allow ample time for a personalized, one-of-a-kind experience. This is the perfect gift for the Frank Lloyd Wright aficionado who has everything, for that once-in-a-lifetime visit, or to thank someone for something special. This tour is approximately two-hours.

Bring your camera for an exclusive opportunity to photograph the interior of the Martin House. Photographs for private use only.

Schedule this tour at a time mutually agreeable to your party and the Martin House staff. Please contact our Director of Operations at 716-856-3858 x404.


New York Erie County Buffalo The Martin House is generously supported by
the State of New York, the County of Erie
and the City of Buffalo.
Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Site NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Certificate of Excellence 2015 Trip Advisor
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