Guided Bus Tour
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city in the world..”
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Let us introduce you to Wright’s sites in and around Chicago on an exclusive small group tour, traveling in the comfort of a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned, small-scale bus with expert commentary by a Trust interpreter.
Your day begins in the magnificent Rookery Light Court, originally designed by Burnham and Root and redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905. One of the earliest skyscrapers in Chicago, The Rookery is a nominated World Heritage site.
Your next stop is the picturesque village of Oak Park, a near western suburb of Chicago where Frank Lloyd Wright lived and established his reputation in architecture. Tour Wright’s Home, which he expanded as his family grew to six children. Experience Wright’s Studio where a team of young architects and artists worked with Wright on more than 140 buildings that he designed here. Explore the surrounding historic neighborhood, now the largest concentration of Wright’s surviving works, where Wright built his first Prairie style buildings and Unity Temple.
Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a charming neighborhood cafe and local favorite. Refreshed and ready for more, move on to Wright’s masterful Unity Temple, an active Universalist Unitarian Church for over 100 years. Unity Temple shares a UNESCO Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage inscription with Robie House, your next stop.
Robie House on Chicago’s South Side is located on the campus of the distinguished University of Chicago in Hyde Park. Designed and built 1908-10, Robie House is the most innovative house design of the early modern era, an architectural landmark and prototype for many thousands of 20th century American homes and buildings across the country.
On the scenic return drive downtown, take in the city skyline as you travel along the lakeshore with spectacular views of Chicago’s magnificent architecture. Your day concludes at The Rookery with champagne and exclusive discount shopping at the Trust’s Rookery boutique.
Tours on Thursdays from June through September
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Admission: $195 General, $185 Trust members
(Includes guided tours, coach transportation, lunch, Prosseco toast.)
Tour and Ticket Information
Meet by 8:45 am in The Rookery Building lobby on the day of your tour
The Rookery is located at 209 S. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago
Due to the limited capacity of 15 persons for these tours, advance booking is highly recommended.
The minimum group size is seven (7). If the minimum group size is not reached 24 hrs before the tour date, the tour will be canceled. Guests who purchased tickets will be notified via email to reschedule for another date or to receive a full refund.
All ticket sales orders will be placed on the guest list
Ticket purchases entitle the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to unrestricted use of photographs taken by our staff or agents during your visit, without subject consent.
Still photography is permitted on tours. Share your photos using #FLWTrust.