We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dana-Thomas House

300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
217-782-6776
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Reopened on April 23, 2009, now open 9-4 Wednesdays through Sundays. The Dana-Thomas House (DTH) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan... more »
Write a Review

312 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    254
    52
    4
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Springfield, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are at all into great building design or Frank Loyd Wright, you cannot miss this place. A great relief from the Lincoln sites in Springfield, the Dana-Thomas house is worth the trip alone. Free, but with a donation requested, the house is affordable, and just great fun. The docents leading tours are generally very knowledgeable and always enthusiastic.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, IL
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful and kept up. The volunteers that conduct the tours are very well versed in both Dana-Thomas history and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kechi, Kansas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The house and the preservation are incredible. This was the second time I have toured this house. The last time was over 20 years ago. It is just as awesome now as it was then. Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture is mind boggling. If you have time this is a fascinating tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Il
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful home in downtown Springfield--excellent 1 hour tour with enthusiastic guide. Hope all visitor donate generously to preserve this gem.

Was this review helpful? Yes
st. louis
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The tours are every 20 min or so...and the people that work at the house are very enthusiastic and nice. The tour and the house itself are great! You see almost every part of the house except a few of the suites. Its an amazing piece of architecture especially considering the era it was built. The story behind the house... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Dana-Thomas House is a hidden pleasure not too far from the other government and historical attractions in Springfield, Illinois. For enthusiasts of Wright it is an important item on your must-see of the homes he designed. For history buffs it is a glimpse into bygone days of social change. Our guide was very knowledgeable and chatty, made for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charleston, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Dana-Thomas House is a wonderful gem to visit if you're in Springfield! Lovely example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home and the tour gives you a true appreciation of his mastery and expertise in architecture and design. Our docent was very knowledgable (and we appreciated that we were the only 2 at that particular time of day, so we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a beautiful example of a Frank Lloyd Wright house. My only disappointment was that I could not take any photos inside the house. Outside - yes. It was necessary to view the house with a guide and a group. Since I have seen many of his houses in Oak Park, IL,, this one was no more special.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

didn;t know it existed and only open on Wednesdays, but if you love old homes, this is worthwhile if you are in Springfield, Il

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Probably one of the most ornate examples of Lloyd Wright's early work. Excellent tour, knowledgeable docent and while I visited the gift shop at the end, the tour does not automatically usher you through - which I really appreciated.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Dana-Thomas House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dana-Thomas House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing