Discover Chicago’s greatest architect this year — the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth.
Experience the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s in-depth “Wright Around Chicago” guided bus tour, operating twice a week from June through October.
Chicago is where the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright spent the first 20, and most prolific years of his career. The area boasts the greatest concentration of Wright sites worldwide. Enjoy expert commentary about the life and work of the man who established a uniquely American style of residential architecture.
The day begins in Chicago’s Loop, with a tour of the spectacular light court remodeled by Wright in The Rookery, an early Chicago skyscraper designed by local architectural luminaries John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham. Let the Trust do the driving and provide expert commentary as you head to Oak Park, a suburb with more Wright residences than anywhere in the world.
“It gets you into magnificent places… by the end of the day you can frequently identify the Prairie School design and Wright’s influence in the architecture of the buildings you’re seeing.”
Tour the famed Home and Studio, which was Wright’s home and also served as his design laboratory where he experimented with space, form and the design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy. Explore the surrounding Historic District with one of our trained interpreters before enjoying a gourmet lunch.
Travel along scenic Lake Shore Drive to historic Hyde Park, location of the iconic Frederick C. Robie House, Wright’s best known Prairie design and a masterpiece of modern architecture. The tour wraps up with a return to The Rookery.
“I urge anyone interested in FLW to take this tour: informed, engaging, just the right pace, fun. It was the perfect day.”
Wright Around Chicago takes place on Mondays and Saturdays in June-October. Tour runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Tickets are available at $150 each, $125 each for Trust members. Lunch and coach transportation included. Starting point: Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, The Rookery, 209 S. LaSalle St, Chicago.