Group Tour Descriptions
Group tour offerings through August 2012 (updated November 2011)
Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park
Guided Interior Tour
Frank Lloyd 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. Trained interpreters offer insights into Wright's family life and architectural career.
Walking Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School of Architecture National Historic District
Oak Park is home to the world's largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Discover the development of Wright's style between 1889 and 1909, and trace the evolution of American residential architecture as trained interpreters guide you through the Historic District surrounding the Home and Studio.
Combination Tour (Guided Interior Tour + Historic District Walking Tour)
Themed Tours of the Home and Studio
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust provides a unique tour experiences for book clubs.
Book clubs are invited to enhance their enjoyment of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank. Bring your book club to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL for an enhanced tour of the site that figured so prominently in Wright's early career and in the growth of his relationships.
Enjoy the magical space of Wright's own drafting room and explore the truth and fiction of the novel with a discussion facilitated by the Preservation Trust's education staff and volunteers. Let our collection of historic photographs and artifacts enrich your appreciation of the history behind the book.
Tours of Wright’s Robie House in Chicago
The Robie House is available for tours Thursday – Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Guided Interior Tour
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture. Trained interpreters offer insights into the amazingly contemporary spaces Wright designed almost a hundred years ago, and the current restoration that is returning the building to its original splendor.
Historic Neighbors Self-guided Walking Tour
The architectural wealth of the University of Chicago neighborhood ranges from the venerable influence of Europe to the distinctly American design of the Robie House. Explore the area's architectural diversity on a self-guided audio walking tour.
Themed Tours of Wright's Robie House
The Wright 3 Mystery Tour
In The Wright 3, super-sleuths Calder and Petra, along with Tommy, are drawn into an art mystery involving Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Now, a special The Wright 3 mystery tour of the Robie House is available for kids of all ages. Led by Junior Interpreters, specially trained 5th-10th graders and adult guides, The Wright 3 tour allows kids and their families to experience the space and mystery of the Robie House for themselves. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Robie House Twilight Tour and Reception
Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life at twilight. Wander the celebrated spaces of Wright's renowned masterpiece of modernism while enjoying sparkling wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres, and a festive, casual atmosphere. Robie House Twilight Tour and Reception, where an architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list.