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Taliesin Preservation

5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
+1 608-588-7900
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Wandering the Wisconsin countryside

Mary our guide was excellent. She really brought the place back to life if only for 2 hours... read more

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Taliesin 4 Hour Tour

Cynde was a great guide. Enjoyed it all--especially walking between locations and experiencing the... read more

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Taliesin, the home, studio and country estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in the hilly Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green. It is the name of Wright’s house as well as the 800-acre estate that includes buildings from all decades of Wright’s career. Taliesin has a commanding presence in Jones Valley, the watershed where Wright’s Lloyd Jones ancestors settled after immigrating from Wales in the 1860s. Taliesin was named in honor of his Welsh heritage, was the name of a druid bard, and literally means “shining brow.” Its many wings and terraces reach out around the ridge of the hill, embracing the site and standing as “brow.” Taliesin was the principal residence of Wright as a mature designer, and the valley was his inspiration and life-long laboratory for architectural designs and innovation. Taliesin in its three iterations (1911, 1914, 1925) represents the most complete embodiment of Wright’s philosophy of Organic Architecture. The Taliesin residence is the heart of a series of buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family members on the estate. Other buildings include: Romeo & Juliet Windmill (1896), Hillside Home School (1903), Tan-y-Deri (1908), Hillside Drafting Studio (1932), Midway Barn (1949), Hillside Theater (1952), and the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (1967).
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
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Mary our guide was excellent. She really brought the place back to life if only for 2 hours. Appreciate the historical factor,

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Cynde was a great guide. Enjoyed it all--especially walking between locations and experiencing the property. It was hot! My husband thought that the tour was perhaps 30 minutes too long. I didn't mind the length.

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Reviewed today

Amazing spaces and setting, erudite docent, fun learning experience. Only issue was rude people who lagged behind, wouldn't shut up during talks, etc. Nothing new, self-important idiots everywhere. Still would definitely recommend to anyone travelling near the area.

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The tour was fascinating and our guide was very knowledgeable. The home is like no other with wonderful views. It was unusually hot that day. It would have been nice if umbrellas would have been provided like our visit to Taliesin West. Also bottled water...More

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The 4 hour estate tour is the best choice of the available tours. It begins from the architectural school walking past the Romeo/Juliette well tower, to Tan Y Deri (sister's residence), by the Farm and culminating with the FLW house. The walk was 1-1/2 miles....More

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A breathtaking site that reminds us of the genius of Wright. Our guide, Mary, was knowledgeable and accommodated the questions of the group with great skill.

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Go for the 2 hour tour; so much information we had not heard at other FLW tours. You get your money's worth here. The size of the grounds is amazing and you get to understand his thinking. Great staff, too.

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I've always wanted to visit Taliesin after reading about it. Mary our tour guide was amazing. She taught us so much about this history of the house and Mr. Wright. It was a great tour!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mickey was an EXCEPTIONAL guide! Well researched and clearly passionate. Remembered names of people in group. Lovely.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Finally, I was able to tour the entire estate....and see the mansion throughout! Fantastic and makes me want to continue learning about FLW, Prairie School, etc., etc.,

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moniquersvp
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Lara S | Property representative |
Hello, The Estate tour is our most comprehensive tour here at Spring Green, Wisconsin. It is a four hour tour of the interiors and exteriors of the house, Hillside Studio and Theater, and Tan-y-Deri, with refreshments on... More
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JFC123456
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Lara S | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we do not have discounts through TripAdvisor or online. You can make your reservation for Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin by contacting Taliesin.
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JFC123456
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Lara S | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not have discounts through TripAdvisor or on line. You can make your reservation for Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin by contacting Taliesin.
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