Tour guests in Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio playroom

Let our Group Tours Department assist you in planning an itinerary for your group of 10 or more. We offer tours of the Chicago area’s most famous Frank Lloyd Wright sites: his first Home and Studio and Unity Temple in Oak Park; the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago; The Rookery Light Court in downtown Chicago and the Emil Bach House in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood

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  • All tours are led by trained guides.
  • Groups are requested to book 30-60 days ahead
  • Length of visit can be customized
  • Combinations of tours can be customized
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Group tour offerings through December 2018:

Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio living roomGuided 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.
Tours available daily.
Tour length: 60 minutes.

Home and StudioHistoric 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 Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District surrounding the Home and Studio.
Tours available daily.
Tour length: 60 minutes (guided); 45 minutes (self-guided).

Oak Park-River Forest Step-on Guide Tour for Motorcoach
Explore the architectural delights of Oak Park and River Forest from the comfort of your motorcoach. Our expert guide joins your coach group at the Home and Studio to offer a tour of historic Oak Park and River Forest, featuring structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.

Limited availability.
Tour length: 60 minutes.

Tours of Unity Temple in Oak Park

Unity Temple InteriorGuided Interior Tour
Unity Temple announced a new era of innovation in modern architecture when it was built. This National Historic Landmark, exemplifying Wright’s theory of organic design, is once again open to the public after completion of a comprehensive restoration.
Tours available Monday - Friday. Limited availability on Saturday.
Tour length: 45-60 minutes.

Self-Guided Interior Tour
Your group may also tour Unity Temple on its own. We provide a written guide for each visitor.

Tours available Monday - Friday. Limited availability on Saturday.
Tour length: 30-40 minutes.

Tours of Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago

Robie HouseGuided 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. Visitors have an opportunity to observe the interior restoration in progress, and learn about the methods and processes through which a historic building is brought back to its original glory to inspire future generations.

Tours available Thursday – Monday.
Tour length: 45-60 minutes.

Tour of The Rookery

The Rookery LightcourtGuided 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. The Burnham Library is not available for group tours.

Tours available Monday – Friday.
Tour length: 30 minutes.

Tour of Emil Bach House

Bach HouseGuided Interior Tour
This richly conceived yet intimately scaled residence was built in 1915 for Emil Bach, president of Chicago’s Bach Brick Co. A modification of Wright’s design for “A Fireproof House for $5000,” published in Ladies Home Journal in 1907, the Bach House was executed between Wright’s return from Europe in 1911 and his departure to Japan in 1916 to oversee construction of the Imperial Hotel. While adopting the vocabulary of Wright’s Prairie house, the Bach House looks toward future stylistic directions in Wright’s work, in its contained geometry, efficient scale, and distinctive window designs.

Subject to availability.
Tour length: 45 minutes.

Wright Plus Housewalk

Wright PlusThe Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual architectural housewalk Wright Plus will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 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. Special group rates available.
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For further assistance call the Group Tour Manager at 312.994.4041.

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