Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park: Hours, Address, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Reviews: 4.5/5

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 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 Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909--the first 20 years of his career. Today, Oak Park is home to the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. 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. Enjoy guided tours of the museum complex and neighboring historic district seven days a week. Trained interpreters offer insights into Wright's family life and architectural legacy. Tour details are available on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website
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Michael L
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL57 contributions
Dec 2019
When visiting family in Chicago, we decided to take a side trip to nearby Oak Park, Illinois, just a short train ride out of the city on the Green line. We bought the economical combo ticket for the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio Tour and the self-guided Walking Tour of neighborhood homes. A very informative docent provided a detailed look into the personal and business life of Frank Lloyd Wright who designed the home for his family and then added an architecture studio to the property. We learned how Frank Lloyd Wright created a new design concept for residential architecture and how he put his touch on everything from window design, to light fixtures, to even the furniture. Following the Home & Studio Tour, we strolled down the street to see 6 more examples of his work on the same street while listening to a hand-held audio device. I highly recommend this informative glimpse into the life of an American icon.
Written January 5, 2020
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Debbie A
107 contributions
Feb 2020
You don't need to be an avid fan of Frank Lloyd Wright to enjoy this tour. My knowledge of him was probably rudimentary, and weighted heavily toward knowledge of his prairie style architecture. His home and studio in Oak Park give you a look into his family and early career. Tours are limited to 12 people, so there is ample opportunity to ask questions and learn from the tour guide. It was fascinating to see how his style evolved, just during the time he lived in this home, and added on to it. The volunteer who led our tour made the stories of how he interacted with his clients come alive. You could just imagine Frank Lloyd Wright treating his clients in this way.

After the tour we enjoyed a lovely walk around the neighborhood, finding the three other houses he designed. It was also an easy walk to downtown Oak Park for lunch.

There is a small gift shop with a wide variety of Wright-related items.
Written March 3, 2020
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Boobalah
20 contributions
Dec 2019
Traveling through the house, each room showed FLW’s developing style in Prairie Architecture. This tour was so fascinating, I had seen Falling Water several years ago and to see how he developed to that home was amazing. Don’t miss the homes he designed through Oak Park and also LaGrange, Illinois.
Written January 16, 2020
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kleic
San Antonio, TX896 contributions
Jun 2021
My cousin and I recently did a tour of both the house/studio and the neighborhood. While we had to duck out of the neighborhood tour because it went on much longer than we expected and it was really hot outside, we learned a ton and saw some really spectacular buildings. I do wish the docent were as interested in questions as he was in getting through his material but I will say he had a lot to offer in the way of background knowledge. One thing I thought was interesting (as someone who had never been to a Frank Lloyd Wright house before and really only knew the name and the basic style) was how pretty much everyone else on our tour was REALLY into either architecture or Wright or both. Not for kids and definitely not for anyone who has trouble standing but quite interesting. One caution: don't just show up! Make reservations early and on line. Great gift shop.
Written June 25, 2021
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FUL-QWVR
Springfield, MO1,385 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio tour were well worth the investment. Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Being able to see some of the original or reproduction furniture was a real plus to be able to envision the buildings as they were in 1909.

The staff in the store were charming and helpful.

Great tour.
Written May 8, 2021
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,345 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
While visiting family in the Chicago area, we took an afternoon to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. The guided tour is very thorough, giving insight to the life and personality of Frank Lloyd. You can see how nature played into his style from the beginning and the subsequent moving into geometric patterns. All a part of the man who hated clutter. By the end of the tour, you are sure to want to walk and drive by the many other homes and buildings in Oak Park designed by Wright. There is a well-stocked gift shop which offers Wright Style merchandise and many books on his life and his architecture. Well worth more than half a day.
Written May 26, 2020
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Johnsculptor
Italy174 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were shown around the house and studio by another fantastically knowledgeable and passionate volunteer. The house is perfect for the hour long tour. With original fixtures and furniture it is a great place to see the origins of Wright’s practice along with his original office and draughting room for his expanded practice in Chicago
We took a taxi there which was a long ride but in fact the train is less than ten minutes walk from the house and studio.
If you have only heard the name and are interested or know a lot about the subject you will love the tour and house as well as seeing many other examples in the neighbourhood
Written January 9, 2020
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buzzy1021
North Carolina19 contributions
My husband and I took a self-guided tour of the Wright homes in Oak Park.This is a good website to go to to get a map if you can't make the guided tours or get to the visitors center before they close http://www.oprf.com/flw/index-walk.html (we had quite a mad dash to get their by 5pm on a Sunday). The homes are beautiful and the neighborhood is also. It is quiet and safe to walk around, even after dark.
Written October 20, 2008
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DoctorJoeE
North Caldwell, NJ401 contributions
Okay, I know you've read a lot of articles and you're totally confused.

Here's now you do it: Set your GPS for 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL -- that's FLW's home and studio, and your starting point. Take a look at when the next interior tour is scheduled. If it's within a few minutes, do that first. When you finish that, do the walking tour, which is a self-guided audio tour, basically walking around the block, total of approximately 1 mile, looking at the exteriors of a lot of amazing homes. If the next interior tour is at least an hour and a half away, do the walking tour first, then do the interior tour.

Either way, it'll take you about half a day (not all day, as some have said), and you'll learn a lot about American architecture and enjoy yourself immensely.

Either before or after, make sure to stop by the Unity Church (see reviews elsewhere) a couple of blocks down the road, which was Wright's first independent commission and a defining project in his career.

If you're really into Prairie structures, be sure to visit the Pleasant Home as well, a few blocks away, built by one of Wright's contemporaries.

That's it -- everything of architectural interest in Oak Park, and well worth your time.
Written August 7, 2010
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lakadera
lakadera96 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Many of the people in our group have done the home and studio tour so we all opted to do the self-guided walking tour of FLW's Oak Park homes. The audio guides were informative. Walking around not only gave us a tour of the homes he designed but also gave us a chance to appreciate the beautiful homes and gardens of Oak Park.
Written August 5, 2017
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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