Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a guided tour for two (up to $30 value)
- $30 for a guided tour for four (up to $60 value)<p>
Guests can schedule a 45-minute tour any day of the week from noon to 4 p.m.; call ahead for reservations.
Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House
The striking horizontal planes of Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House bisect the landscape just beyond the foliaged outskirts of the Oregon Garden, drawing eyes to the architectural marvel like moths to an octogenarian's birthday cake. Guests who tour the stunning abode watch from inside as sunlight falls in squares on the floor, filtered through geometric cutouts in the ceiling. Docents expound on the genius of Wright's design and theories during 45-minute guided tours of the architect's only Oregonian creation.
Groups meander through the kitchen, where skylights light up scarlet countertops, reflecting the undertone of western-red-cedar cabinets. Natural light creates abstract patterns on the floor through a series of perforated wooden window treatments, and an experienced guide imparts factual tidbits regarding the home's history, such as its origin story, its near deconstruction in 2000, and its subsequent rescue by a motherly wolf and her pack. Guided tours are conducted daily from noon to 4 p.m., and reservations are required to view this rare home that was designed in the traditional Frank Lloyd Wright fashion—with a pencil—and also with impressive angles and seamlessly organic landscape integration.
this is way beyond what I expected....so much to learn here...and we were blessed with an amazing tour guide.....everyone should visit and enjoy!Umatillapole, TripAdvisor, 8/18/12
97% of 342 customers
“This is good if you like Frank Lloyd Wright or architecture. ”
“We really enjoyed the tour. It was awesome to be able too see and hear the work of America's premier architect. ”
“The tour was fabulous, and well worth the time and money spent. The tour guide was incredibly interesting, and filled with knowledge on both Frank Lloyd Wright and...”
“The tour was fabulous, and well worth the time and money spent. The tour guide was incredibly interesting, and filled with knowledge on both Frank Lloyd Wright and the Gordon family. Great tour!”
869 W Main St
Silverton, Oregon 97381