Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArchitectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 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 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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kleic
San Antonio, TX1,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA4,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We toured the home and studio and also the gift shop behind the studio. It is beautiful and refurbished to the time when the family lived there before moving to Wisconsin. If you like Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs, you will enjoy seeing this home and studio. The windows, design, and light in the home are delightful. Go and see it. Tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable.
Written May 19, 2024
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DERtravels
Pomona, CA1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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FUL-QWVR
Springfield, MO1,793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Johnsculptor
Italy182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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leah j
North Carolina18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NJ444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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janeW2384OS
Winchester, UK9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
The FLW house itself is great and in a beautiful neighbourhood but our visit was spoilt by Gary, who led our compulsory tour of the house. There was a tiny toddler in our tour group (not mine), who was making baby noises as they do and every time she made a sound Gary stopped the tour until she was quiet again. If a child is playing up then this has the potential to spoil the tour for everyone but this little girl wasn't being naughty, just acting her age and her mother was very concious the situation and distracted her as best she could. The result was that everyone was on edge, fearing that Gary was going to be put off his patter again. Not only that but when her mother tried to take her away from the group to solve the problem, Gary called her back and said she couldn't leave the party so she was in a no win situation.
Additionally, we weren't allowed to ask questions until the end which I didn't like nor did I like have to pay an extra $5 on tp of the entry price just to take photos. There was also quite a lot of repetition of archetectural content at the expense of some of the human interest detail which was a shame.
Altogether an unsatisfying visit.
Written November 10, 2015
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Well_travelled_Jock
Glasgow148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is what I go on holiday for, to visit places like this. The house is set in a beautiful location and the tour is relaxed and informative. The tour guides are volunteers but very knowledgeable and deliver the information in a very relaxed and friendly manner. I travelled on the CTA train Blue line to Oak Park and had a bit of a hike to get to the house. Had I read the rail map more carefully I would have known that the Green Line has a station much closer.
Written April 19, 2015
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