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Travel Tour: Pittsburgh, Falling Water & Kentuck Knob

September 17, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Image by Robert P. Ruschak, courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Image by Robert P. Ruschak, courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Fallingwater and Pittsburgh: Fall 2015 Travel Tour

Travel with Landmark Society Executive Director Wayne Goodman to visit the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Fallingwater.  A 3 night stay will also include the Wright-designed Kentuck Knob, the Carnegie Art Museum,the Pittsburgh Symphony, a tour of the Cathedral of Learning’s International Rooms – and dinners in an adaptively reused church and a train station.

Spend 4 days on an all-expenses included trip to Pittsburgh and the the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. We’ll depart on Thursday September 17th, stopping in Erie, Pennsylvania for a tour and lunch in a restored 1920’s train station. After checking in to our hotel, the Station Square Sheraton, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the historic area with guides from the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, along with a ride on the Monongahela Incline railroad. Our guide will escort us to our grand opening dinner at The Grand Concourse.

On Friday we will enjoy the best of Pittsburgh, starting with a tour of the Cathedral of Learning, where the “International rooms” – classrooms have been designed in honor of many different countries. A visit to the Heinz Memorial Chapel will transport you to the Gothic chapels of Europe. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Carnegie Museums. You can tour on your own, enjoying your choice of art and natural history exhibits. We’ll dine Friday evening in the elegant Mozart Room of Heinz Hall, prior to enjoying the opening night of the Pittsburgh Symphony season.

image courtesy of Brook Ward Carnegie Museum
Image courtesy of Brook Ward Carnegie Museum

Saturday we’ll travel south of Pittsburgh to visit Fallingwater. No matter how many photos you’ve seen of this iconic structure, nothing is the same as standing in those rooms, walking on those staircases, and hearing the rush of water underneath the home. After lunch at the Fallingwater cafe, we’ll travel a short distance to another Frank Lloyd Wright house, Kentuck Knob. Built into the side of the hill, it is privately owned as a vacation home for a British couple, who open the house for public tours. On our return to Pittsburgh we will enjoy dinner in another example of adaptive reuse: the Church Brew Works. Where else can you enjoy fine dining and house brewed beer, with the brewing vats situated in the altar space of this former Episcopal church?

Brewing vats situated in the alter space of a former Episcopal Church
Brewing vats situated in the alter space of a former Episcopal Church

Our last day in Pittsburgh we’ll enjoy a walking tour of a part of downtown Pittsburgh that is the perfect example of old and new blending together. Market Square has 19th century 2-story buildings surrounded by soaring skyscrapers. Our tour will end at one of the more unusual places we’ve brought a Landmark tour group: The Original Oyster House. First opened in 1870 and having been owned by only 3 families, it’s cherished by generations of Pittsburgh residents for its fish and seafood. We will enjoy a buffet lunch and a bit of history before heading home. You’ll even discover why the walls are covered by group photos of every Miss America pageant contestant for decades.

The tour includes 3 nights accommodations, motorcoach transportation, all tours and gratuities, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, and the company of our executive director and a Landmark staff escort.

We depart from a location in Rochesteron Thursday morning, September 17th 2015, where you may park your vehicle for the duration of the tour; return on Sunday evening, September 20th. Complete details provided to registered guests

$1,416  double occupancy; Non-member $1,516 double occupancy. Single supplement $225. Click on this link to download and print out the registration page, or call us at (585) 546-7029 x11.

Last year’s travel tour sold out, so don’t wait too long to register.

Details

Start:
September 17, 2015
End:
September 20, 2015
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NY United States

Organizer

Landmark Society – Cindy Boyer, Director of Public Programs
Phone:
(585) 546-7029 x12
Email:
cboyer@landmarksociety.org
Website:
www.landmarksociety.org