There is 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.
Drop-ins served only as tour guides are available. No tours are available on Tuesdays.
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).
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. 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 use dates are listed below.
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.
2014 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 18 Historical Society Annual Meeting PUBLIC INVITED 2-4 p.m. January 28 Cherry Marketing Photo Shoot PRIVATE EVENT 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. January 30 Home School Tours PRIVATE TOURS 1-3 p.m. February 15 Poetry Festival - Talking Poets PUBLIC INVITED 7-9 p.m. March 15 Oregon Garden Family Dat at GH PUBLIC INVITED 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. March 19 Butte Creek School Tours PRIVATE TOURS 12 - 2 p.m. April 19 Oregon Garden Earth Day Booth & Tours PUBLIC TOURS 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 25 UofO Architecture Student Tours PRIVATE TOURS 12 - 3 p.m. May 3 Bagley Concert PRIVATE EVENT 1 - 3 p.m. May 10 Mother's Day Tea & Tour PUBLIC INVITED 2-4 p..m. May 16 Lebanon High School Tours PRIVATE TOURS 12 - 2 p.m. May 17 Must See Oregon Booth & Tours PUBLIC TOURS 12 - 4 p.m. May 19 GHC Quarterly Board Meeting PRIVATE MEETING 3-5 p.m. June 21 Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Celebration PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 12 Mario Diaz Concert PUBLIC INVITED 7-10 p.m. August 2 Learn Wedding & Reception PRIVATE EVENT August 9 Larry Kassell Artist's Reception PUBLIC INVITED 5 - 8 p.m. August 10 Muller Wedding & Reception PRIVATE EVENT August 22 Salem Chamber Symphony Soiree PUBLIC INVITED 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Sneak-A-Peak These virtual tours will give you a preview of the Gordon House. Call to reserve your guided tour time to see the house interior. You can experience for yourself the real spaces that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Gordon family in Oregon. There is a story in every room. We look forward to seeing you soon!.
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