Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House

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Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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In accordance with CDC recommendations, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust requests that both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons wear a face mask indoors at all Trust sites. (8/3/21) The Frederick C. Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. This Prairie style masterpiece is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the 20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright List. Discover the residence Wright described as “a cornerstone of modern architecture” on guided tours that take in both the exterior and interior of the building. Inspired by the expansive landscape of the Midwest prairie, Wright’s Robie House is the most famous of the architect’s groundbreaking Prairie houses. Public tours are available Thursday - Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit flwright.org to learn more.
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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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nicholebowers
Stamford, Connecticut67 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our family toured the Robie House while in the Chicago area and had a great experience. This is definitely an activity for adults or older children; my child is a very mature tween and she enjoyed seeing the house and asking questions, but is accustomed to these tours and behaved accordingly. Our guide was fantastic, and I believe he runs the site, so perhaps has greater knowledge and interest than other reviewers commenting on the guide. Having never seen a FLW home in person, I thought this was well done and I appreciate the restoration that ensures the house is true to its 1920’s original appearance. My child was disappointed there was little furniture to see (there is some), but the house has changed hands a few times.

Gift shop had a range of items at several price levels and all staff we spoke with were wonderful. Would highly recommend this experience,as it was convenient from downtown Chicago on the Meatra ($2 reduced fare ticket each way, per person) and our taxi was $20 for the family from the downtown - note we didn’t see many taxi options going back to Chicago so we rode the train. On street parking is plentiful BUT school was not in session. Gorgeous area with many other cool buildings on the University of Chicago campus. Also close to the Museum of Science and Industry.
Written August 27, 2022
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Marcel H
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands202 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Robie House is one of the signature houses built by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list. Guided tours of the interior and extorior for USD 20 pp - guides are excellent and know a lot about the house and its former inhabitants, bringing the house to live. Really nice experience. It is located in Hyde Park, next to the Univ of Chicago - very easy to combine. Recommended trip.
Written February 2, 2020
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Paradise597180
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Jun 2021
My wife and I went on the Robie house tour for the first time and found it super interesting. Wright's design are quite beautiful and unique and this tour is a great way to experience his talents and family life. Great tour for out of towners and life long Chicagoans.
Written May 8, 2022
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Jane M
Washington, D.C.229 contributions
Jun 2022
If you have interest in architecture, FLW this house is a great example of his work. The guide was very knowledgeable and the house is in pretty nice shape. Always want more furniture in the houses, particularly FLW designed, but there were even a few examples of this. We even sprung for the exterior audio tour that takes you a few blocks north and south and describes the architecture surrounding the Robie House neighborhood. Really enjoyed that also.
Written June 23, 2022
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James A
Windsor, Canada18,597 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The Robbie house was real nice visit and I’d wished I’d had time for a guided tour but as part of the University of Chicago campus area you can see it’s exterior for free. That alone is worth a visit. There are many FLW homes in Chicago but not this area of the city.
Written May 27, 2022
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Beth
Houston, TX215 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Great tour of the outside and inside of the Robie House. We arrived about 20 minute early, but they have a nice little store to walk around which kept us busy. The guide was great, you could tell he really knew a lot about the home. He answered all our questions and expounded on many subjects. I recommend this tour for anyone who has an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright or architecture of that period. (Designed and built about 1909).
Written May 19, 2021
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JClay1967
Atlanta, GA193 contributions
Oct 2019
As a lover of architecture, or just cool houses, this tour is NOT to be missed. I have been to two of Wright's houses. Here and in Arizona and neither tour disappointed. You will be happy that we stopped by to see this house. While you are waiting for your tour, be sure to walk around the beautiful Univ of Chicago campus surrounding the home. It can make for a wonderful fall afternoon. AND if you don't have time to wait, it is just an experience to view the exterior of the home and enjoy Mr. Wright's work
Written February 12, 2020
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Stephen W
Buntingford, UK48 contributions
Mar 2020
You have to book a tour to this UNESCO heritage site, but the guides are knowledgable, and friendly. It takes an hour to tour the newly restored house and its a wonder. Good gift shop too with very funny volunteer helpers...
Written March 10, 2020
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TeacherLibrarian
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Our tour guide, Amanda, has obviously done her homework. She knew so much about Frank Lloyd Wright, the Robie family, Chicago, and in particular, this home. What an excellent tour full of exciting, new information that I never had on previous tours.
Written January 13, 2020
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FUL-QWVR
Springfield, MO1,387 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Great guided tour. Our tour guide, Bob, was knowledgeable and pleasant. What an incredible cutting edge design for a house at the turn of the century. 120+ years later this residence is still awe inspiring.

Sadly, there is only one piece of furniture in the entire house. Would have been nice to see a little more of the FLW designed furniture to give the full picture of this architectural icon. A little surprised at the lack of upkeep to the dandelion covered lawn and the stained rugs. Still a great visit.
Written May 8, 2021
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House (Chicago) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is open:
  • Thu - Mon 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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