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.
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year’s Day and the last week in January for preservation activities.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Advanced reservations are not available with your pass. Please call or consult the website for detailed tour information. Arrive before noon to avoid the busiest times.
Your pass may not be used for groups of 10 or more. Groups of 10 or more must purchase a private group tour from the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Call (312) 994-4040 or visit their site to learn more about group tours.
Tours often sell out early on holidays and weekends, especially April-October. Wheelchair access is limited to the Studio.
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.