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Taliesin Preservation

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Address: 5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
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+1 608-588-7900
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Taliesin, the home, studio and country estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is...

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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We went to Wisconsin to see House on the Rock and Taliesin , Frank Lloyd house. It was described accurately in the book Loving Frank. What was interesting was that in addition... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Wisconsin to see House on the Rock and Taliesin , Frank Lloyd house. It was described accurately in the book Loving Frank. What was interesting was that in addition to the house the furniture was made by Wright. It was worth seeing and taking the tour to learn about a famous architect

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was very informative and the guides are very knowledgeable and you feel like you really learn a lot about the famous architect and his legacy. I especially enjoyed seeing the area where the current architect student's work.

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Pasadena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love FLW architecture and was happy to mark another building off the list. Gorgeous seting, beautful drive to get there, and very nice docent. The home itself seems like it's getting run down and needs a lot of refurbishment. That being said, it's still worth going to see the home and grounds and also peek into the Fellowship hall.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We really enjoyed the tour. Although it is expensive, the tour was well worth the cost, and this is a good way to support the Foundation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's home gave you a lot of background on the architect who fit the buildings he designed into their surroundings. You saw much of the home and property. It was great to walk the grounds. Twelve of us took the two hour tour of his Spring Green home and property. The home was the training... More 

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Northport, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I have a background in architecture. Our tour guide was thorough- but almost too thorough! The 2 hour tour could have been shortened to 1 or 1-1/2 hours. Wonderful but too much minutia, especially regarding the outside gardens. The star of the tour is the house. Would have liked to see more of it, like the upstairs.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had an excellent and informative tour with our friends from Finland. We will return again in the summer to see the beautiful gardens in full bloom.

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Take a bus ride from the visitor center and be escorted through the grounds and house by a very knowledgeable guide (Peggy); your 2 hours will just fly by...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

I was happy to learn so much about Frank Lloyd Wright. Thankfully we had a smaller group than they normally have, so we had opportunity to ask many questions. Tour prices are expensive, but Taliesin needs many repairs so I can completely justify the prices in that sense. I would've liked to done the entire grounds but we didn't think... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We so enjoyed our tour. Taliesin had arranged for wheelchair access, which my sister greatly appreciated. One of my nephews is very interested in architecture, and the other likes to build things, so they loved hearing about how the house was constructed. Our guide, Kate, was superb: her knowledge and passion were inspiring. And she was very good at drawing... More 

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