Pittsburgh, Virginia and Fallingwater | Virginia Museum of History & Culture
"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
Featured Promotion

Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.


The Story of Virginia
#OnThisDay, 2/22 in 1960 - In the first mass arrest of the civil rights movement, more than thirty-five students fr… t.co/5tzQlKdORH

Pittsburgh, Virginia and Fallingwater

Tuesday, June 2, 7:00amThursday, June 4, 6:00pm
Members $1,200 per person for single occupancy; $1,000 per person for double occupancy (Join today)
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Part of the Virginia Journeys category.
Part of the program.

Powder horn. Courtesy of the Senator John Heinz History Center.Exterior of the Senator John Heinz History Center. Courtesy of the Senator John Heinz History Center.Fallingwater. Photo by Christopher Little. Courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.In partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Museum, this one-of-a-kind educational journey will take travelers to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see their newest exhibition, Pittsburgh, Virginia. The show explores how Pittsburgh nearly became a permanent part of Virginia by focusing on the turbulent events of 1774, when two colonies fought for control of Pittsburgh, while Lord Dunmore’s War put the fate of the Ohio Country and all of its inhabitants at stake. 

This travel program includes on-board commentary by and guided tours with Michael Plumb, VMHC Vice President for Guest Engagement, of the exhibition, Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763, at the Senator John Heinz History Center and at Fort Ligonier to learn about George Washington’s early military career in the Ohio Country and the forays that sparked the French & Indian War.

We will also tour Fallingwater. Located in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Fallingwater was designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature.

Fallingwater was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with seven other Wright-designed buildings, on July 10, 2019. Additionally, Fallingwater is designated as a National Historic Landmark and a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasure.

Our itinerary also includes a ride on the Duquesne Incline for a panoramic view of the “the steel city.” We will have lunch at two fabulous resorts while en route to and from Pittsburgh, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Omni Bedford Springs Resort, and dinner on Wednesday night will be at the seasonally-inspired gastropub, Meat and Potatoes.

The cost for this excursion is:
$1,200  per person ~ single occupancy
$1,000 per person ~ double occupancy

The cost per person includes transportation, hotel accommodations at the magnificent Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, admission fees, and most meals. Additional costs are dinner on your own on day one and lunch on your own day two.

Cancellation Policy: One-half of the reservation fee is eligible for a refund if the cancellation is made by April 20, 2020.

View more events in the calendar