Public Tours

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.

MANITOGA BY RUSSEL WRIGHT

THE HOME OF DESIGN IN NATURE THAT IS DIFFERENT EVERY TIME YOU VISIT

2019 Tour Season is from MAY 10 until NOV 11. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON.

Manitoga is the former home and 75 acre woodland garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904-1976). All tours visit Dragon Rock, Wright’s experimental house 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. Please note that the landscape portion of the tour is a moderate hike.

FRI, SAT, SUN and MON
11am and 1:30pm
3:30pm on select Saturdays

THE TOUR EXPERIENCE

Tours begin with a short film about Wright's life and design legacy. Visitors then 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 outside terraces. The Tour concludes by following a stepping stone path over the Quarry Pool dam to the Visitor/Guide House.

IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION

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, several bridge crossings with no handrails and a flight of 40 stone steps. 

PLEASE NOTE: Pets, backpacks, large bags, tripods, extension poles and selfie-sticks are not permitted.

PLEASE PHONE: 845-422-2380

1. For all weekend tour inquiries

2. If you are unavoidably delayed

3. If you will not make your scheduled tour

Please note that ticket purchases are non-refundable once sales close two hours before the tour is scheduled to begin. Refunds need to be requested directly from BrownPaperTickets.com at 1-800-838-3006. Please have your ticket numbers available. 

After close of sales, Manitoga can assist in rescheduling your tour within the tour season of the calendar year. Our office number is 845-424-3812.

 

 

Photos: Dining Area: Tara Wing Photography; Studio: Rob Penner; Meadow: Manitoga Archives