We offer customized tours for groups of 10 or more people of the Chicago area's most famous Frank Lloyd Wright sites: his first Home and Studio in Oak Park; Unity Temple, also in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago.
Spend a day experiencing these National Historic Landmarks and their architecturally rich neighborhoods. All tours are led by trained guides. Groups must book in advance. Most tours are approximately 1 hour. Length of visit varies according to group size. We encourage booking 30-60 days in advance so that we may better accommodate your plans.
Most of our daily, monthly and themed tours are available as group tours. For more information and to make a reservation, contact our Group Tour Manager at 312-994-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group tour offerings through December 2014
Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park
Guided Interior Tour
Frank Lloyd Wright used his first home to experiment with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy. In his adjacent studio, Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture - the Prairie style. Trained interpreters offer insights into Wright's family life and architectural career.
Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour
Oak Park is home to the world's largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Discover the development of Wright's style between 1889 and 1909, and trace the evolution of American residential architecture as trained interpreters guide you through the Historic District surrounding the Home and Studio.
Book Club Tour - The Wright Women: Fact and Fiction
A unique tour experiences for book clubs.
Readers are invited to enhance their enjoyment of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank. Bring your book club to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL for an enhanced tour of the site that figured so prominently in Wright's early career and in the growth of his relationships.
Enjoy the magical space of Wright's own drafting room and explore the truth and fiction of the novel with a discussion facilitated by the Trust's education staff and volunteers. Let our collection of historic photographs and artifacts enrich your appreciation of the history behind the book.
Tours of Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago
Guided Interior Tour
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture. Trained interpreters offer insights into the amazingly contemporary spaces Wright designed over a hundred years ago, and the current restoration that is returning the building to its original splendor.
The Wright 3 Mystery Tour
In Blue Balliett’s tween mystery novel, The Wright 3, three friends band together to investigate a mystery surrounding Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. They learn from their teacher about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and from people in their neighborhood about the special qualities of the house itself. In The Wright 3 Mystery Tour, children and their families can experience the magic of this National Historic Landmark.
School groups must provide at least one adult chaperone for every 15 students. Required chaperones are admitted free of charge.
Robie House Twilight Tour and Reception
An architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list. Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life at twilight. Wander the celebrated spaces of Wright's renowned masterpiece of modernism while enjoying sparkling wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres, and a festive, casual atmosphere.
Academic Wednesdays at Robie House
The Robie House may be reserved by professors and educators for a class lecture, tour, sketching session, or other educational activity. Must be prearranged through Group Tours.
Tours of Unity Temple in Oak Park
Guided Interior Tour
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970, Unity Temple is Frank Lloyd Wright’s only surviving public building from his Prairie period. Limited by a modest budget and an awkward site, Wright created a bold design and used unconventional materials to produce one of his most significant accomplishments.
Self-Guided Interior Tour
Your group may also tour Unity Temple on its own. We provide a written guide for each visitor.
Annual Wright Plus Housewalk
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual architectural housewalk Wright Plus will be on Saturday, May 16, 2015, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. A truly unique experience for your group.
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