2014 HOUSE, STUDIO & LANDSCAPE TOURS
Tour tickets now available for purchase on BrownPaperTickets. Registration required.
Visit Manitoga, the House, Studio and Woodland Garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). Tour Dragon Rock, Wright’s experimental home which he built onto the rock ledge of an abandoned quarry while masterfully orchestrating the surrounding landscape into a series of outdoor rooms of varying character and delight.
The 2014 tour season begins May 2 through November 10, 2014. Public tours are offered of the main House, Studio, and inner landscape on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 11am and 1:30pm. Tours are led by professional guides and are limited to 12 people.
THE TOUR EXPERIENCE
Following a 15-minute introductory film about Wright’s design career and vision for Manitoga, visitors follow the upper Quarry path to Dragon Rock. Along the way, the tour features stunning views of the House and Studio, an ascending stone staircase, a field of mountain laurel, and the exquisite moss room. Visitors approach Dragon Rock by crossing the majestic waterfall via a wood plank bridge. Interior spaces are defined by expanses of glass, innovative materials use, and seamless connections to the exterior. The tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam.
NEW for 2014 season: Manitoga’s Artist Residency Program introduces Palmas by artist Melissa McGill, a surround sound installation that will activate Manitoga’s central Quarry Pool and encircling path at timed intervals, beginning May 17 through November 10, 2014. Free with tour admission.
Extended Tours: BE INSPIRED on an Extended Tour. Enjoy a guided visit of Manitoga and remain on-site for two hours to sketch, photograph or write. Offered on select Saturdays, beginning at 1:30pm: June 21, July 19, August 16, September 13, and October 18, 2014.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION
Advance ticket purchase is required for all tours at BrownPaperTickets. (If a tour is not sold out, tickets may be available for purchase at the Visitor/Guide House on a first-come first-serve basis, no guarantee).
General admission is $20; Seniors/Students/National Trust members $15; and $10 for children under 12.
Tours last 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Please wear sensible walking shoes and dress for weather. Visitors must be able to negotiate uneven ground and stone stairs – including a flight of 40 steps. Please note that this is a moderate hike.
Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot located at 584 Route 9D in Garrison, NY.
Please note that pets are not permitted, and visitors are asked not to photograph on regularly scheduled tours (see Extended Tour offering for photography opportunities).
Visitors not on a ticketed tour may view the House and Studio from a designated view spot but are asked not to enter the Quarry pool path, reserved for guided tours.
Custom Tours for groups are available by appointment, allowing for a more focused experience of the architecture, landscape and/or collections at Manitoga. To arrange, please call 845-424-3812, or email us.