House, Studio & Landscape Tour
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.
HOUSE, STUDIO & LANDSCAPE TOUR
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. Please note that the landscape portion of the tour is a moderate hike.
2019 Tour Season
FRI, SAT, SUN and MON
May 10 through November 11, 2019
11am and 1:30pm
3:30pm on select Saturdays
$25 General admission; $20 Seniors-62 and Over/ Students/ Manitoga Members/ Docomomo, National Trust and Storm King Art Center members / NEW - Metro-North ticket holders; and $15 for children 5 to 12 (children under 5 years are not permitted). Tours are led by professional guides and limited to 15 people.
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.
Advance ticket purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets, click on the MONTH listed below:
Public Entrance: Manitoga, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524. Visitors meet at the Manitoga Visitor/Guide House next to the parking lot.
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 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: 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