Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour

5/5 (2 Reviews)
From 1889 unitl 1909 the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio was Wright's private residence and workplace and he used the space as an experimental architectural laboratory, as well as a place to raise six children, which he did with first wife, Catherine Tobin. Come for a glimpse into his fascinating world.
Gate Price
Adult: $17.00
Child: $14.00

Who is Frank Lloyd Wright you might ask?

One of the most celebrated architects of the twentieth century, period. Wright was able to develop a distinctly American form of architecture by experimenting with forms and materials and making sure that each building or structure he created was designed in way that it could make a difference in our lives.

In the Studio porition of Wright’s property, which a fellow architect described as having "inspiration everywhere,” the visionary and his associates designed 125 structures, including such famous buildings as the Robie House, the Larkin Building and Unity Temple.

Wright is credit with developing “prairie Style.” In this style, emphasis is placed on blurring the distinction between interior and exterior spaces. According to Wright: “The prairie has a beauty of its own and we should recognize and accentuate this natural beauty, its quiet level. Hence, gently sloping roofs, low proportions, quiet sky lines, suppressed heavy-set chimneys and sheltering overhangs, low terraces and out-reaching walls sequestering private gardens.”

Visit and experience the restored Home and Studio site as it appeared in 1909, the final year that Wright called the property home (and work).

The Frank Lloyd Wright home features an annual Victorian Christmas Tour, which varies seasonally. Contact the attraction for the most up to date tour times.

Guided museum tours and self-guided audio neighborhood walks are available.

Reviews for Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Tried it? Write a Review
Displaying Reviews 1-2 of 2 Back to Top Previous | Next

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

I would buy this product again
By rickyman Verified Reviewer from Toronto,ON, Canada on
Pros:
Wowwhat a nice tour
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour:

This was a very nice tour, and very informative

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[6 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

A "Must See" for any Frank LW Enthusiast
By FLW Enthusiast Verified Reviewer from Madison WI on
Pros:
This was the home of FLW, Near Unity Temple
Cons:
Waiting for tour,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour:

This first home of FLW was very interesting and well run. There were many visitors from all over the world touring and we had to wait 30 minutes until our tour departed but the time pasted quickly in the gift shop which was filled with books and all things FLW. I really felt I wanted to see more on the walking tour of the neighborhood but we ran out of time.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

Phone: (312) 994-4040

Address

951 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Hours

Guided Interior Tours available daily. Tour times vary seasonally. Please check flwright.org or call (312) 994-4000 for additional tour options.

Note

Please call or consult the website flwright.org for detailed tour information. Tours of the Home and Studio are very popular! Arrive before noon for your best chance to see the house without a long wait. Advance reservations are not available with your Pass.

Tip:Tours often sell out early on holidays and weekends, especially April-October. Wheelchair access is limited to the Studio. Groups of 10 or more must purchase a private group tour from the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at (312) 994-4040 or tours@flwright.org. Your pass may not be used for groups of 10 or more.

Closings

Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve
and New Year’s Day
Last week in January for preservation activities.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Address

951 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Public Transportation

CTA: Take the westbound Green Line L train to the Oak Park Ave. station. Walk under the tracks and go north on Oak Park Ave. to Chicago Ave. Turn left (west) onto Chicago Avenue and walk 2.5 blocks to the Home and Studio.

Metra: Take the Union Pacific West Line train to the Oak Park station. Walk north on Marion Street to Chicago Avenue. Turn right (east) on Chicago Avenue and walk one block to the Home and Studio.

Driving Directions

From I-290, exit at Harlem Avenue. Go north on Harlem for 1.5 miles to Chicago Avenue. Turn right on Chicago Avenue. The Home and Studio is three blocks down on the right side.
Advance reservations are not available with your Pass.

Please present your Pass at the Home and Studio Museum Shop at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park and you will be placed on the next available tour.

Tickets are subject to availability and there may be a wait. Arrive before noon for the best chance of accommodation.

Groups of 10 or more must purchase a private group tour from the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at 312-994-4040 or tours@flwright.org. The Go Chicago Card is not available for groups of ten or more. The Go Chicago Card may not be used for groups of 10 or more.

Save even more with these pre-built discount packages that include Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour bundled with other great Chicago attractions.

  • Loading Packages…

Save Big on Chicago's Top Attractions

Build Your Own Pass

Save 20% when you buy 2 or more attractions.

Get Started

All-Inclusive Pass

Save up to 55% on 20+ attractions for one low price.

Learn More

Select More. Save More.

  • +Add attractions and watch your savings grow.

Risk Free Guarantee

If for any reason you don't activate your pass within a year of purchase, we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked. Learn more.