Dana-Thomas House

Dana-Thomas House, Springfield: Hours, Address, Dana-Thomas House Reviews: 5/5

Dana-Thomas House
5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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1,131 reviews
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Discobear
Lafayette, IN308 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2021
A beautiful home and furnishings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
We had a friendly, knowledgeable guide. This is the best of the
(few) FLW sites we have visited. And it’s free, although it’s best to reserve a tour online. As of July, 2021, masks required inside.
Written July 28, 2021
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Dianna P
Independence, Missouri548 contributions
Very Frank Lloyd Wright
Jul 2021
This is the 4th FLW home I have visited and I intend to visit all the ones that are open to the public. This was typical of the Prairie School Style except it seemed bigger than the others I had visited.
Written July 26, 2021
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Diane B
Fairview Heights, IL318 contributions
A beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright house
Jul 2021
This house tour is a fabulous trip and a must see experience of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Upon entering, one feels like they've come into a warm, welcoming home. The furniture is over 100 years old and is original furniture of Susan Lawrence Dana. Our guide, Doris, is a fantastic guide who has lots of stories to tell about not only Ms. Dana, but Frank Lloyd Wright and his style of architecture. Doris made the 90 minute tour feel too short. We wanted to hear more from her. The group numbered 15 on July 7th, you must wear a mask, but guests were not required to wear gloves. We will definitely return and we hope Doris will once again be our guide. You must acquire tickets online, in advance. This tour charges no admission and is very informative. Parking is on the lot behind the house and is free, also.
Written July 7, 2021
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Stanley G
Springfield, IL6 contributions
Don't miss it!
Jun 2021
If you love design, you'll love this house and the history behind the renovation. Congratulations to the restoration team. I have to say I was especially impressed by the accuracy of historic lighting in the home. It truly represented the era. We actually traveled before Covid, but I wanted to write a review to encourage folks to see this house. It's wonderful!
Written June 18, 2021
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LaurenFromMich
Canton, MI73 contributions
Simply Stunning !
Jun 2021 • Couples
This Frank Loyd Wright house is a hidden gem in the neighborhood. It is stunning in every way. Any words used to describe it would not do it justice. It is worth a visit, and the cost is free. Simply a stunning home. Meticulously cared for, lots of original furniture. Beautiful architectural details, and glass. No pictures allowed inside.
Written June 13, 2021
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Michelle R
Elgin, IL352 contributions
Advance Tickets Required
Jun 2021
I visited during Illinois's Bridge Phase and free tickets were required on EventBrite. Tours were limited to five people plus the guide. Masks were required and we used hand sanitizer upon entering. No photographs were allowed inside the home. The guide was excellent with following social distancing and made sure we all had a chance to see all the details. She used her flashlight to show us where to stand in the room as we flowed throughout the various levels in the home and also to highlight details such as butterflies. She was exceptionally enthusiastic, talkative, and engaging. The sign outside said the tour was 45 minutes. By the time we reached the backyard, it was an hour and a half later! The time flew by! The home was beautiful and we learned a lot about the residents, the architect, and the items in it. Every room had a story. I am glad this home was part of my Springfield visit.
Written June 12, 2021
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InTheMidwest4Life
Iowa96 contributions
Good but plan in advance for tickets
Jun 2021
If you like Frank Lloyd Wright, this is a good one. Brian the tour guide was excellent. Due to COVID must go online for tickets. Only 4 tours a day and they are limited to 5 people which is annoying but doable if planned ahead. Parking and tickets are free. Not recommended for small children or handicapped. Tour is 45 min-1 hr in length.
Written June 7, 2021
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Travel4Fun31
Roselle, IL352 contributions
Late visit discussion
Apr 2021
We weren't planning on doing a tour, but happened to run into one of the docents and she took the time to give us a verbal history of the house and told us about other events they offer. She was so nice and friendly and very informative. We are hoping to come back around the holidays and check out a full tour of the house. Stopped over at the gift shop before traveling on.
Written April 11, 2021
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TFAtravel
Chicago, IL285 contributions
Well Preserved FLW Designed Masterpiece.
Mar 2021
Many FPW homes and buildings have we visited, and I can think of none with the amount of original artwork, furniture and furnishings that Dana Thomas House possesses. The home was stunning, and impeccably preserved. The state tour guide was informative and kind. The entire visit (almost 2 hours) could not have been more satisfying except - no photographs inside allowed. That's understandable, but a bummer.
Written March 29, 2021
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Karen L
2 contributions
Beautiful home, great docent
Mar 2021
Just had a great experience with my 3 teen girls touring this phenomenal house. Brian was so knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic to share various features of the home, its owner(s), FLW, and answer our many questions. The home is so beautifully kept/restored. A really fun afternoon.
Written March 26, 2021
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  • Mon - Tue 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wed - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM