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 12 noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
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. 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.
2015 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.
February 27 Silverton Poetry Festival Readings PUBLIC INVITED 7-9 p.,m.
February 24 Annual Floor Sealing Work Day HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS February 7 Family Day Tours & Wine Tasting Reception PUBLIC INVITED 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
January 20-31 Roof Restoration & Installation Work Days HOUSE CLOSED - NO TOURS
January 19 Teacher Appreciation Day & Resource Fair PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3 KPFF Engineering Retreat HOUSE CLOSED 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18 Earth Day at The Garden PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8 Gordon House Conservancy Board Meeting HOUSE CLOSED 2-6 p.m. May 16 Must See Oregon at The Garden PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8 Willamette University Campus Life Meeting HOUSE CLOSED 8 a.m.-5 p.m June 27 Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Celebration PUBLIC INVITED 10 a.m.-5 p.m. August 15 British Triumph Club Welcome Reception HOUSE CLOSED 3-9 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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