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 and Wednesdays.
Tours begin on the hour, and last 45 minutes to an hour. Shoes must be removed or cleaned to prevent dirt and rocks getting into 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 - $10 Children with adults - elementary school age free; middle school age $5 AAA members and Oregon Garden Resort guests receive $2 discount Also Silver Spur RV Park, Silverton area B & B's, and Silverton Inn & Suites Groups of 10 or more visitors - $6 College and University students with student ID - $5 K-12 School Groups with teachers including Home School - $3
Art Exhibition Self-Guided Tours - $3
We accept cash, check, and MasterCard or VISA.
The exterior of the house and site are open for public viewing without charge.
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.
January 1 New Years Day HOUSE CLOSED February 17 50th Wedding Aniversary Brunch HOUSE CLOSED - PRIVATE EVENT April 13 Silverton Poetry Festival "Talking Poets" 7 p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED May 4 Piano Recital 2-5 p.m.; HOUSE CLOSED - PRIVATE EVENT May 11 Mother's Day Tea & Tour 2-4 p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED; $35 June 1 50th Birthday Party & Overnighter 4 p.m.-next day noon; HOUSE CLOSED June 10 Gordon House Conservancy Board Meeting 2-5 p.m.; HOUSE CLOSED June 22 Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Celebration 10 a.m.-4p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED; $3
June 29 Silverton Wine & Jazz with Tom Grant 7 p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED; $20 August 10 Taste of Wright Dinner Auction 5 p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED; $40 September 6 Famous Red Concrete Floor Cleaning 9 a.m.-6 p.m. HOUSE CLOSED
September 21 Caring for Your Treasures Roadshow 1-4 p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED; $10 October 14 University of Oregon Studio Student Tours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. October 16-20 FLLW Bldg Conservancy Conference HOUSE CLOSED October 21 Garden Club Day at the Gordon House 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; PUBLIC INVITED; $5
November 15 American Institue of Architects Board Retreat HOUSE CLOSED
November 18 Gordon House Conservancy Annual Meeting HOUSE CLOSED November 28 Thanksgiving Day HOUSE CLOSED December 24 Christmas Eve HOUSE CLOSED December 2 Christmas Day HOUSE CLOSED December 31 New Year's Eve HOUSE CLOSED
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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