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.
Special group tours offer a focused experience of the architecture, landscape and collections at Manitoga for a minimum of 12 people. Group tours begin at $30 per person and are available by appointment only. Please note that there are transportation guidelines. Call 845-424-3812 or email us.
Public Entrance: Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot.
All 2019 Tours feature: Close Your Physical Eye by acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner and Collecting Modern: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection, iconic designs by Russel Wright.
THE TOUR EXPERIENCE
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 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 generally last 90 minutes and are conducted rain or shine. Please come prepared for the moderate hike portion: wear sensible walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, including bug spray and sun screen as needed. Visitors must be at least 5 years old and able to negotiate uneven ground, several bridge crossings with no handrails and a series of 40 stone steps. Please note that the landscape portion of the tour is a moderate hike.
Pets, backpacks, large bags, tripods, extension poles and selfie-sticks are not permitted.
* For Group Tours, please note that cancellations made up to 4 weeks in advance of the tour can receive a refund LESS $100 non-refundable deposit.