The Rookery, 209 South LaSalle Street Chicago, IL
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Guided Tour - Rookery Light Court
Set in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s 1888 Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, containing one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions – a luminous and brilliantly articulated central light court. In 1905, Wright was commissioned to remodel the Rookery light court and lobbies. He realized a stunning balance between Burnham & Root’s ornamental ironwork and his own vision to create a spectacular environment.
Tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Hours: 11 am - 1 pm
Length: 30 minutes
Guided Tour - Rookery Light Court + Burnham Library
This tour includes the Wright-designed Rookery lobby as well as the Burnham Library, where architects met to discuss the preliminary building plans for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
Tours on Mondays and Wednesdays
Hours: 11 am - 1 pm
Length: 45 minutes
Tour and Ticket Information
Advance tickets are highly recommended. Purchase tickets online or call our box office at 312.994.4000.
All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Children under 8 are not permitted on tours.
Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.
eTickets and phone sales ticket orders must be presented and validated in the Museum Shop before the tour or event.
Day-of tickets may be purchased online or over the phone up to 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.
View information for guests needing special assistance.
Visit our Group Tours page to book a tour for groups of 10 or more.
Closed: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomes all guests. We recognize the diverse needs of our audience and offer accessible programming to enable guests to explore the powerful aesthetic experiences of authentic Wright sites, preserved to Wright’s original design vision.
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