Guided Bus Tour
A half-day excursion in Chicago, our gleaming city on the lake, Wright Along the Lake is a guided motor coach tour of Wright’s most important buildings in the city. Your day begins at the magnificent Rookery Building, a UNESCO World Heritage nomination in the heart of downtown Chicago, where you will tour Wright’s sumptuous open-plan light court and the private study of Daniel Burnham on the 11th floor, where Wright once had an office.
Continuing by coach on Lake Shore Drive to the north shore of the city, you will discover the 1915 Emil Bach House, a gem of late Prairie style, originally designed as a family lake house. Exquisitely restored, Bach House is now a vacation-stay residence. Your tour of this treasure may beckon you back for a future personal vacation in a Wright home.
Traveling south on Lakeshore Drive, your final destination is the Frederick C. Robie House, Wright’s most famous and influential Prairie design, now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Enjoy a private lunch in the Playroom of Robie House followed by an in-depth tour of this visionary prototype of the 20th century modern American home. Returning to The Rookery at 2 pm, take in the magnificent city and lake views on your scenic return drive.
Lake Michigan is the largest inland body of fresh water in the boundaries of the United States. The remarkable growth of Chicago into a major urban center in the 19th century is due, in large part, to its strategic location on the shores of Lake Michigan. Today the lake is source of commerce, recreation and inspiration. Its beauty is as revered as the city’s skyscrapers and parks that line its shores. Efforts to protect the biological balance of the lake and ensure its future align with Wright’s philosophy of environmentalism.
Tours on Wednesdays, May through October
Hours: 9 am to 2 pm
Admission: $135 General, $110 Trust members
(Includes guided tours, coach transportation, lunch.)
Tour and Ticket Information
Meet by 9 am in The Rookery Building lobby on the day of your tour
The Rookery is located at 209 S. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago
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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