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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour

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.
  • Adult gate price $15.00
  • Child gate price $12.00
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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).

For a special treat, head to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio for the Victorian Christmas Tour from December 14 to 21. Tour the home while it’s decorated in style for the holidays and learn about how the Wright family celebrated Christmas. Tours run continuously from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

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[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

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[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.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour Details

Phone: 312-994-4040
Address
951 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Hours
Guided Interior Tours available Monday-Sunday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Self-Guided Audio Neighborhood Walks available daily between 9:00 am and 3:30pm. Tour times vary seasonally. Please check flwright.org for additional tour options.
Note

Please call or consult the website flwright.org for detailed tour information. Tickets are subject to availability, and there may be a wait. Arrive before noon for the best chance of accommodation. Advance reservations are not available with the Go Chicago Card.

Tip: Tours often sell out early on holidays and weekends, especially April-October. Wheelchair access is limited to the lower level. Groups of 10 or more must purchase a private group tour from the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust at (312) 994-4040 or tours@flwright.org.

Closings
Christmas Day
and New Year’s Day
Last week in January for preservation activities.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
951 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Public Transportation
Take CTA: Take the westbound Green Line 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 Ave. Take Metra: Board the train at the Ogilvie Station. Take the Union Pacific West Line train to the Oak Park station. Walk north on Marion Street Mall to Lake Street. Turn right on Lake to Forest Avenue. Turn left on Forest to Chicago Avenue.
Driving Directions
Take I-290 West. Exit left at Harlem Avenue. Turn right (north) and drive 1.5 miles on Harlem to Chicago Ave. Make a right onto Chicago Ave.

Admission and Offer Information

Please present your Admission Pass to an employee at the Home and Studio Museum Shop in the courtyard located at 951 Chicago Avenue. They will validate it, return your Admission Pass, and let you in.

Go Select Pass holders may choose from any available walking 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 Preservation Trust at 312-994-4040 or tours@flwright.org

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