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4 Reasons Why It’s the Perfect Time to Tour Buffalo’s Historic Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House

Things to Do, Tours & Walks

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on February 28, 2022

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

Photo courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House

Did you know: Western New York is home to an incredibly diverse range of historic architecture. 

In case you’re not a history buff, allow us to introduce you to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House. Located in a cozy corner of Buffalo’s Parkside neighborhood, the Martin House tops the list of must-see architectural sites in the Buffalo area. 

Not only is it a National Historic Landmark that recently underwent a full restoration, but it’s also regarded as one of the most impressive residential commissions of Frank Lloyd Wright’s entire career. That’s why every year, visitors from all over the world come to explore the Martin House and learn about its extensive, storied past. 

If you’ve never stepped foot on the beautiful Martin House grounds before, you’re in luck— now is a perfect time to visit. Read on to find out why: 

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1. Off-Season Perks

The first reason why the next few weeks are an ideal time to visit the Martin House is because overall, the grounds are quieter and less busy during the winter months. 

Spring and summer brings warmer weather to Western New York, which means more tourists and tour groups will be out and about. We highly recommend booking a tour of the Martin House during February or March if you’re local to Buffalo and want to avoid the crowds that come with tourist season.

2. 50% Off Tours For Erie County Residents During March

As a way to say thank you for the county’s continued support, the Martin House is running a special promotion during the entire month of March for Erie County residents. All tours can be enjoyed at 50% off including:

The Martin House Tour:

  • 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Martin House (Now includes the 2nd floor!)
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory
  • Carriage House

The Martin House Plus Tour:

  • 2 hours
  • All spaces on Martin House Tour
  • Barton House
  • Gardener’s Cottage

3. New Windows Recently Installed 

In case you missed it, the Martin House recently announced the installation of seven reproduction Tree of Life art glass windows in the reception room of the house. 

The new windows have joined two others previously recreated for the space, and together they create a breathtaking ribbon of art glass to welcome guests as Wright originally intended. These windows are an absolutely beautiful new addition to the house that cannot be missed! 

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4. Self-Guided Tours Available

Looking to take in this architectural masterpiece at your own pace? Self-guided tours of the Martin House are available to book on select evenings. 

Self-guided tours are $15 ($10 for students) and include access to: 

  • Martin House (1st floor)
  • Pergola
  • Conservatory
  • Carriage House

Book Your Preferred Tour Today

Ready to experience one of the best hidden gems in Buffalo? Head to the Martin House website to book the tour of your choosing. Don’t forget to take advantage of the 50% off in March for Erie County residents!

And be sure to follow the Martin House on social media to stay up to date on the latest news and events going on around the estate!   

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House

125 Jewett Parkway

martinhouse.org 

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

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