Few people have never heard the name Frank Lloyd Wright today, a pioneer in modern architecture and design in our country. Designing more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed to this date, Wright was notorious for designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment. Calling it organic architecture, Wright was a pioneer of what came to be called the Prairie School movement of architecture. Recognized as one of the greatest American architects of all time, viewing his work in real life display is something afforded to Chicago visitors today.
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Tour
Wright was known for creating controversial architecture, going against the norm during the 1800s to instill ingenuity into architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture, which they put to the test in none other than Chicago’s own Oak Park. Emulating his Prairie Style, we help you experience this kind of transformative architecture as if you were there when it happened. Our historian-guided walking tours of the surrounding residences that were the first-ever designed and constructed by Wright will take you back over a century ago to the setting, the styles, and the culture of the time.
For those wishing to take the walking tour one-step further, tickets can be purchased to see the interior of Wright’s actual home and studio. We want you to have the full immersion.
- $17 per person
- Kids under 6 go free
- Daily tours Friday thru Monday: 11AM
- 1-hours in duration
- 1-mile in length with frequent stops
Tour Departure Location
425 N. Marion Street (Corner of N. Marion & Chicago)
Oak Park, IL 60302
*A 20-minute ride on the green subway line from downtown towards Harlem, then a 5-minute walk from Harlem Station to the meeting point.
Are you ready to learn more about Chicago’s architecture through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright planning and design?
Be sure to bring your camera – you’re not going to want to miss these shots. Of course, pack good walking shoes, and come with your beaming and wild imagination.