Information for Guests

Guests who would like to arrange accommodations for their visit should contact Guest Relations at 312.994.4000 prior to the day of their visit. Groups should discuss accommodations with the Group Tours office at 312.994.4040 when scheduling their visit.


Wheelchair Access

Home and Studio

  • The Museum Shop and restrooms are accessible.
  • The Studio, including the drafting room, octagonal library, Wright’s office, the reception area and the exterior, is accessible to standard-size wheelchairs. The Trust has one standard-size wheelchair available for guests at the Home and Studio.
  • The Home is not accessible to wheelchairs of any size as all entries to the Home have stairs.
  • The Studio balcony is not accessible to wheelchairs. It is only accessible by a steep, narrow stairway.
  • Guests in wheelchairs may request to view the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio iPad App, which features virtual tours of rooms that they may not be able to view during their visit.

Oak Park Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

  • The Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour is 100% accessible to guests who use wheelchairs. This tour travels at a self-guided pace via accessible public sidewalks and is about .75 miles.

Robie House

  • The Museum Shop and restrooms are accessible.
  • The exterior and ground floor of the Robie House are accessible to guests in wheelchairs.
  • The second floor, which includes the living room, dining room and kitchen, is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The Trust has one standard-size wheelchair available at the Robie House.

The Rookery Building

  • The Rookery Building, the Museum Shop and all tours are accessible to guests in wheelchairs. Standard elevators are available for all guests who wish to travel to higher floors without using the stairs.

Unity Temple

  • Unity Temple’s accessible entry via a ramp is located on the east side of the building.
  • Exterior, entry hall, and main floor of Unity House are accessible. The main floor of the sanctuary is accessible with the use of a wheelchair stair lift.

Bach House

  • The Bach House is not accessible to wheelchairs of any sizes as all entries to the residence have stairs.

Walkers

  • Walkers are permitted in all venues. All walkers will be inspected to ensure they will not damage the floors. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust has walkers with built-in seats available on a first-come first-served basis.

Home and Studio

  • To reach the front door of the Home, guests will need to climb 5 stairs. Once inside the house, to reach the second floor, guests must walk up and then back down a narrow flight of 19 stairs.
  • The Studio is accessible via a ramp.
  • The Studio balcony is only accessible by a steep, narrow stairway.

Robie House

  • To get to the second floor of the Robie House, guests need to walk up a flight of 20 stairs.

Bach House

  • To get to the second floor of the Bach House, guests need to walk up two narrow flights of stairs, 20 steps total.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • American Sign Language interpretation is available for guided tours. Please contact Guest Relations at 312.994.4005 or email to cgunther@flwright.org two weeks in advance to schedule a signed interpretation.
  • Typed tour scripts, in English, with detailed descriptions are available upon request for the Home and Studio, Unity Temple, The Rookery, Bach House and Robie House tours.
  • Upon request, the tour guide and the deaf or hard of hearing guest also receive writing pads and pencils to ask and answer questions.

Blind or Low Vision

  • Certified service animals are permitted on tours.
  • Small reproductions of original items displayed in the rooms can be brought out on special request for guests to touch and add to their experience.
  • If a guest who is blind or has low vision wishes to bring someone to assist them on the tour, the person providing assistance will not be charged admission.

Accessible Education Programs

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is committed to ensuring access to education program participants of diverse abilities and needs. Please discuss your needs when you register for a program or email learn@flwright.org to make arrangements.

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