Bach House, 7415 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL
Guided 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. In contrast to the expansive, open Prairie houses Wright designed prior to his European sojourn, the Bach House is strongly centered and self-contained. 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.
Tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through September
Hours: 11 am - 2 pm
Length: 45 minutes
Admission: $12 adults, $10 students, seniors (65+), and military.
Tour and Ticket Information
Entry into the Bach House is by guided tour only.
Advance tickets are highly recommended.
Purchase tickets online or call our box office at 312.994.4000.
Day-of tickets may be purchased online or over the phone up to 60 minutes prior to final tour of the day.
All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Strollers are not permitted inside the Bach House.
eTickets and phone sales ticket orders must be presented and validated at the Emil Bach House before admission.
Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.
Visit our Group Tours page to book a tour for groups of 10 or more (subject to availability).
View information for guests needing special assistance.
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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