The Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago is only offered as a private tour. For information on booking, send us a message or dial (312) 731-8000.
Length: Approximately 3 hours
The Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago is a three hour tour that visits six Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Chicago with a comprehensive overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy and career. Highlights of the Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago include an interior tour of the Robie House and an interior view of the Rookery Building.
In addition to viewing the interiors of the Robie House and Rookery, this Frank Lloyd Wright tour also features an exterior discussion of the George Blossom and Warren McArthur Houses, two of Wright's Bootleg Houses; the Isidore Heller House, one of Wright's earliest expressions of the developing Prairie School; and the Charnley House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's collaborations with Louis Sullivan. The Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago is a combination driving and walking tour, though walking is kept to a minimum. Scroll down to view the buildings on tour.
This private Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago includes a complimentary pickup and drop off at your Chicago hotel.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is widely considered to be the epitome of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style, and stands as an icon of American architecture. View the brilliant spatial layouts of Wright's Robie House on the Frank Lloyd Wright Tour of Chicago.
The Rookery Building is one of Chicago's oldest standing high-rises, originally built in 1886 by Burnham & Root (Burnham was the master architect of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and author of the 1909 Chicago Plan). Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to remodel the interior lobby of the Rookery Building in 1905, and it remains one of Chicago's most beautiful interiors while showcasing many of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style features.
The Heller House is considered to be an early example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style. Though Wright wouldn't build his first fully mature Prairie House until 1900, the Heller House was one of the first times a Wright house "looked like" a Wright house.
The Warren McArthur House is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Bootleg" Houses, and is located in Kenwood/Hyde Park. Built while Wright was working for Adler & Sullivan, this is one of the illegitimate houses that would lead to Frank Lloyd Wrights dismissal from Sullivan's firm.
The George Blossom House and Garage are a unique pair of buildings designed by Wright that highlight the dramatic transition between Wrights experimental period and his fully mature Prairie Style. The Blossom House is certainly a rare example of historic revivalism in Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, but also displays emerging Prairie Style characteristics.
The Charnley House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright while he was working under Louis Sullivan. Unlike Wright's Bootleg Houses, the Charnley House was a legitimate commission in the office of Adler & Sullivan. The Charnley House was Wright's first experimentation with the flat plane, and a rare Victorian-era house with an open floor plan.