A story in every room: The Gordon House, the only building in Oregon designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, offers guided tours of the interior of the house. The tours are conducted by knowledgeable and entertaining docents who will cover the theories and practices of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, the story of how an Oregon farm family commissioned Mr. Wright to design their new home, the near destruction of the home in 2000 and the rescue, dismantling, moving and reconstruction of the house in Historic Silverton next door to The Oregon Garden.
You may now prepay for your guided tour ticket here. → → → → → → →→ please call 503.874.6006 to confirm tour date & time
Guided tours start at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Thursdays through Tuesdays. House interior closed on Wednesdays.
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS. Tour size limited.
Drop-ins served only as tour guides are available.
Tours begin on the hour, and last 45 minutes to an hour. Shoes must be removed or cleaned to prevent dirt and rocks in the house (you may bring your "indoor" shoes to change into and be comfortable).
We try to be open for tours every day for your visit. Please call 503-874-6006 to confirm.
We advise that you make your reservation 48 hours in advance. The house is closed for tours during special events and private reserved use. Check the Events page for special public event dates and times. Private and public use dates are listed below.
Tour group size is limited, so everyone can see and hear well. Tours may be full and are not guaranteed without reservations. PLEASE CALL: 503-874-6006 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION for a tour of the Gordon House.
Guided Tours of the interior of the house - $15 Children with adults are free AAA members and Oregon Garden Resort guests receive $5 discount Also Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton area B & B's, and Silverton Inn & Suites Groups of 10 or more visitors - $10 College and University students with student ID - $5 K-12 School Groups with teachers including Home School - $3
Art Exhibition Self-Guided Tours - $5
We accept cash, check, and MasterCard or VISA for payment.
The exterior of the house and site are open for public viewing without charge and as long as it's light enough to see.
The walking path around the Gordon House shows you all of Wright's masterful elevations and organic design.
2016 Event Use Dates:
The following private and public events are scheduled at these times that close the house for tours all day or as noted.
Please see the Events page for more information on public activities.
January 9 AFO Architects in Schools Training HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
February 19 Silverton Poetry Festival Readings PUBLIC INVITED 7-9 p.,m.
February 28 Friends Open House HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS March 12 Teacher Appreciation Day & Resource Fair TEACHERS INVITED 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 13 Piano Concert & Wine Reception PUBLIC INVITED 2 - 5 p.m. May tba Gordon House Conservancy Board Meeting HOUSE CLOSED 2-6 p.m. May 14 Must See Oregon at The Garden PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 26 Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Celebration PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
July 12 Business Meeting HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
August 20 Wedding & Reception HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS August 27 Wedding & Reception HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS September 3 Wedding & Reception HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
September 10 Wedding & Reception HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
September 17 Wedding & Reception HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
October 17 Gordon House Garden Club Day PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
November 14 Gordon House Annual Meeting HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
November 19 Salem/Keizer Youth Saxophone Recital PUBLIC INVITED - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
November 25 Opening Day of Gingerbread House Exhibition PUBLIC INVITED 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Sneak-A-Peak These virtual tours will give you a preview of the Gordon House. You can experience for yourself the real spaces that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Gordon family in Oregon. Reserve your tour to see Wright's homage to democracy and humanity through architectural design. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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