Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect well known for his style of organic architecture and Prairie-style houses, worked on a masterpiece in Buffalo in 1905. Darwin Martin's house has been renovated and restored over the years, with extra care given in maintaining the original design of the house. It was awarded the National Historic Landmark status in 1986. The house features five buildings which are viewed as one, interconnected house from the outside. Guests will find furnitures and art glass also designed and commissioned by Wright.
Things to Do
- Choose which tour you wish to take and call ahead for reservations. Options include a one-hour tour of first floor of the house, a two-hour tour which includes both the first and second floors of the house, a Twilight Tour conducted when the house is lit during sunset, and a Restoration Tour which discusses the details of the ongoing projects and includes a tour to the verandah and ballroom. All tours are led by friendly and knowledgeable docents.
- Take this opportunity to see all of Wright's works in Buffalo and join the All Wright All Day Tour. The tour includes the Martin House, the Filling Station, and the Fontana Boathouse.
Darwin D. Martin House Insider Tips
- Note that the one-hour tour is wheelchair-friendly while the two-hour tour includes standing and walking on stairs.
- Visit the website for group tour packages.
- House is closed on Tuesdays.