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.
Enjoy a late afternoon in-depth tour of the House, Studio and Woodland Garden. Then soak up the majestic sunset with a glass of wine and conversation with other design enthusiasts on Dragon Rock's terraces, overlooking the Quarry Pool.
Offered June 22, July 20, 5-7 pm and on Oct. 19, 4-6 pm. Times vary with the season. Purchase tickets in advance on BrownPaperTickets.com.
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 Sunset Tours, 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 Sunset Tour within the tour season of the calendar year. Our office number is 845-424-3812.