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The Frank Lloyd Wright/Fallingwater Tour
Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13

Have you always wanted to see Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece?  Did you know that just a few miles away, there's another remarkable Wright house, Kentuck Knob?  You will see both.  Want to visit more recent houses by architects Richard Meier and Robert Venturi?  No problem.   What about flying, direct, to Pennsylvania?  Itís all included.  Lunches?  Yes.  Hotel?  You betcha.  Ground transportation?  Of course.  Wow, thatís incredible!  We think so, too Is this amazing trip going to cost a fortune?  Not at all Ė check out the details below

 

Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece (left), Fallingwater:  includes the Sunset Tour, their very best, with full photo privileges and a private evening reception at the house.  Kentuck Knob (right), also by Wright, is just down the road from Fallingwater.  Still in private ownership, we'll have a full tour of the exceptional house some say is overshadowed by its more famous sibling.

 

You'll see the Irving and Betty Abrams house, Pittsburgh, designed by Robert Venturi with interior design by Noel Jeffrey.  The home's most dramatic feature is a floor-to-ceiling window that is shaped like a ship's wheel and cut into eight pieces.  Then there's the 1984 Frank Giovannitti Residence next door, designed by Richard Meier.



 After touring great houses, we'll relax on a cruise through downtown Pittsburgh.

Features:

  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with virtually everything included. 

  • Roundtrip DIRECT flight on USAIRWAYS to PIttsburgh Intl Airport.

  • Our own air-conditioned, restroom-equipped touring bus.

  • A delicious lunch is provided on board the bus each day.

  • Extended Sunset guided tour of Fallingwater, with private reception, with all photography permitted.

  • Regular guided tour of Kentuck Knob, with no interior photography permitted.

  • Tour of Venturi and Meier houses, with all photography permitted.

  • An architecture cruise along the three rivers of downtown Pittsburgh.

  • Double occupancy accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, Mount Pleasant PA.  If Michelin gave stars in Mount Pleasant, this would have the most!  Plus you get a nice breakfast and free wifi. 

  • Parking at RDU is not included.  Dinner on Saturday is not included but you won't be that hungry after the Fallingwater reception.  There are several restaurants within 15 minutes walk of the hotel.

  • Checked baggage is not allowed.  You may carry on only one rollerboard and one personal item (purses do count). 

  • Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

SATURDAY

  • 730am    Arrive at RDU USAIRWAYS ticket counter

  • 930am    Fly to Pittsburgh

  • Lunch on the bus upon arrival.

  • 230pm    15 minute Rest Stop at Scenic Ohio Pyle Park

  • 330pm    Arrive at Fallingwater, time to rest and shop the great FLW store

  • 430pm    Fallingwater Sunset Tour with full photography privileges and private reception

  • 730pm    Drive to the Holiday Inn Express.  You'll be well-fed at Fallingwater, but we'll arrange for some more at the hotel.

SUNDAY

  • 7am       Breakfast at the Hotel

  • 8am       Leave for Kentuck Knob

  • 9am       Arrive at Kentuck Knob

  • 930am   Tour Kentuck Knob

  • 1115am  Pickup lunch at the bus and leave Kentuck Knob.  Please be on time or early at the bus.

  • 1pm      Tour Venturi/Meier houses

  • 145pm   Leave for Cruise

  • 230pm   Arrive at Pittsburgh River Cruise

  • 4pm       Depart for PIT Airport

  • 610pm    Fly to RDU

  • 10pm      Arrive back at RDU

Times and itineraries are approximate and
subject to change without notice or refund.

NCMH volunteers Deborah Rodgers and Angela Roehl will be your tour leaders.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has virtually everything included. It's gonna be great! 

General Public, Dbl Occ, $899
General Public, Sgl Occ, $949
Mod Squad, Dbl Occ, $849
Mod Squad, Sgl Occ, $899

The Fine Print:  All participants are required to sign a liability release.  You'll receive that form a few months ahead.

Once full payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for trip cancellation.  However, you can transfer your place to another person with at least two weeks notice to NCMH. 

The itinerary, number, and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund.  

There is a small but possible risk of overnight stay if buses and/or flights are delayed, in which case participants are responsible for any additional costs of meals, lodging, transportation, and incidental expenses.  The chances of this happening are very small, and it has never happened before on an NCMH trip, but it could happen, so be prepared.  For example, if you take regular medications, bring enough for an additional 24 hours. 

Proceeds benefit NCMH's ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion projects.  We are a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit.  

For questions, please call NCMH's Executive Director George Smart at 919.740.8407.