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Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex

125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
+1 716-856-3858
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A very nice visit in Buffalo we recommend, and a must if you're a Wright's fan ! A 2-hour tour with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ray971
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Deshaies, Guadeloupe
First time FLW tour

Went to Buffalo for the first time in my life, despite living 1+ hour away in Toronto. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
product-of-canada
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Toronto, Canada
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The Martin House Complex (Buffalo, NY, 1903-05) exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal and ranks as one of his finest residential works. Designed for Larkin Soap Company executive, Darwin D. Martin, the complex is a one-of-a-kind composition consisting of the main Martin House, the smaller Barton House, a carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, a glass-roofed conservatory linked to the main house by a 100-foot pergola, and a gardener’s cottage integrated architectural masterwork. Tours explore the buildings, surrounding landscape, and an extensive collection of art glass and furnishings, all designed by Wright, which together form a totally integrated architectural masterwork. We welcome you to this National Historic Landmark.
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125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214-2301
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very nice visit in Buffalo we recommend, and a must if you're a Wright's fan ! A 2-hour tour with a very interesting guide and a very small group. Wish we could have visited a bit longer though..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Buffalo for the first time in my life, despite living 1+ hour away in Toronto. We had Mike as our tour guide for the one-hour tour, on April 8, 2018, and he was fantastic. We were fortunate enough to have a private tour....More

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FLWMARTINHOUSE, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience with Mike at the Martin House. Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

History restored and alive. What beauty and architectural magic.Frank Lloyd Wright"s Darwin Martin Home was and is a visionary masterpiece.

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FLWMARTINHOUSE, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are all so proud that this labor of love restoration at the Martin House is able to be enjoyed by the world. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My13-year old daughter and I took the 1-hour basic tour on a cold, snowy April day. They’ve done a fantastic job renovating the house and with the tour facilities. While there is no off street parking, we were able to easily find street parking directly...More

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FLWMARTINHOUSE, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for coming to the Martin House. We are delighted you had a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Dr Martin house for the second time. The first time was 6 years ago. The visitor pavilion was already there. We had done only a 1 hour tour. We decided this time to go for the 2 hours tour. I hesitated bringing...More

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FLWMARTINHOUSE, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for coming to the Martin House. There have been so many changes in the last 6 years and we are delighted you could experience and appreciate the restoration. Thank you for sharing the...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The home exterior is gorgeous. It was a grey day on my visit, and once we arrived, the place was already closed for the evening, so my boyfriend and I just drove around the exterior to look at it and take a photo. If I...More

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FLWMARTINHOUSE, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We hope to see you again in the future. If you think the outside is gorgeous, wait until you see the inside. Our website always has the most current tour offerings and we highly encourage you to make a reservation. See you soon!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Being from Buffalo and surrounded by Frank LLoyd Wright, I take great architecture for granted. I’ve seen many FLW projects all over the US but this Darwin Martin House has everything beat, no contest. I have not been to the complex since it first started....More

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FLWMARTINHOUSE, Manager at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour. The Martin House is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers, so should you be interested in sharing your love of Buffalo and architecture, we'd be happy...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Martin House in Buffalo New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in outstanding condition. A Prarie style home is I'd located in the eastern part of Buffalo New York.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Together with Richardson's Warranty Building and the newly refurbished Hotel Henry complex this is one of the most fascinating architectural sites of the city. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This visit exceeded my expectations. We only took the 1 hour tour but wished we had taken the longer tour. The house is beautifully maintained and the guides are well-informed. The exhibition in the visitors hall is also well done.

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coleboakville_ON
5 September 2017|
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Response from techmgr1 | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hotel options within 15 minutes drive. You can park on the street at the Martin House. The shorter tour is sufficient. Hotel Henry is a really interesting hotel to stay at. I would definitely visit... More
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lmw9767
20 August 2017|
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Response from FLWMARTINHOUSE | Property representative |
The walk from the metro stop is easy and in a safe area.
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Response from FLWMARTINHOUSE | Property representative |
The one-hour tour visits the first floor of the Martin House. There are seven stairs leading into the house and a lift for those unable to climb stairs. The restoration of the first floor is complete so there are no more... More
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