Wright Around Chicago


“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city in the world...”
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Let us introduce you to Wright’s sites in and around Chicago on an exclusive small group tour, traveling in the comfort of a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned, small-scale bus with expert commentary by a Trust interpreter. 

Your day begins in the magnificent Rookery Light Court, originally designed by Burnham and Root and redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905. One of the earliest skyscrapers in Chicago, The Rookery is a nominated World Heritage site. 

Your next stop is the picturesque village of Oak Park, a near western suburb of Chicago where Frank Lloyd Wright lived and established his reputation in architecture. Tour Wright’s masterful Unity Temple, an active Universalist Unitarian Church for over 100 years. In 2019, Unity Temple was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. After touring the church, enjoy a leisurely walk to Wright’s Home. Explore the historic neighborhood, now the largest concentration of Wright’s surviving works, where Wright built his first Prairie style buildings. Tour Wright’s Home, which he expanded as his family grew to six children. Experience Wright’s Studio where a team of young architects and artists worked with Wright on more than 140 buildings that he designed here.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch at an Oak Park neighborhood restaurant and local favorite. Refreshed and ready for more, Robie House on Chicago’s South Side is your next stop. Located on the campus of the distinguished University of Chicago in Hyde Park, Robie House is also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Designed and built 1908-10, Robie House is the most innovative house design of the early modern era, an architectural landmark and prototype for many thousands of 20th century American homes and buildings across the country.

On the scenic return drive downtown, take in the city skyline as you travel along the lakeshore with spectacular views of Chicago’s magnificent architecture. Your day concludes at The Rookery with Prosecco and exclusive discount shopping at the Trust’s Rookery boutique.

Buy Tickets

Meet by 8:45 am in The Rookery Building lobby on the day of your tour

The Rookery is located at 209 S. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago

Due to the limited capacity of 15 persons for these tours, advance booking is highly recommended.

The minimum group size is nine (9). If the minimum group size is not reached 48 hrs before the tour date, the tour will be canceled. Guests who purchased tickets will be notified via email to reschedule for another date or to receive a full refund.

All ticket sales orders will be placed on the guest list

Ticket purchases entitle the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to unrestricted use of photographs taken by our staff or agents during your visit, without subject consent.

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