Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust The mission of the Trust is to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy and preservation of his original sites for future generations.
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The Trust presents five Wright structures as public historic architecture museums, his remarkable Home and Studio and groundbreaking Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; his Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House in Chicago; The Rookery Light Court in downtown Chicago’s financial district; and his jewel-like Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. The Trust is responsible for funding, restoring and preserving the Home and Studio and Robie House. More information on the many restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust can be found at www.flwright.org. History of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust The Trust was established in 1974 as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, to acquire and preserve Wright's Home and Studio in Oak Park as the birthplace of American residential architecture. In 1975, the Home and Studio became a co-stewardship property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Home and Studio Foundation embarked on its mission to restore and operate the building as a historic house museum. In 1976, the Home and Studio was declared a National Historic Landmark. The ensuing $3+ million restoration was completed in 1987, at which time it received the American Institute of Architects' prestigious National Honor Award. In February 1997, the Home and Studio Foundation built upon its past success by assuming responsibility for the management and restoration of Wright's Robie House, located on the University of Chicago campus. At that time, Wright’s Robie House became one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 21 historic sites. In 2000, the Home and Studio Foundation changed its name to the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to better reflect the dual stewardship of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Wright’s Robie House. In November 2010, the Trust established a new facility in The Rookery—a National Historic Landmark in downtown Chicago. The Trust's administrative offices and a ShopWright gift store are located in The Rookery. The Rookery is an icon of architecture set in the heart of the Midwest’s central financial district. The structure is both quintessentially Chicago, and contains one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic and significant interior compositions. In 1905 Wright remodeled The Rookery Light Court—creating a stunning balance between Burnham and Root’s ironwork and ornamentation with his own Prairie style concepts. The Trust offers Light Court Tours at noon Monday through Friday. A dedicated group of more than 500 volunteers provide interpretive tours of both museum sites to 102,000 visitors from around the world each year. The Trust provides an array of inspiring public education programs, and operates a public access research center containing special collections on the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School of architecture. Governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a staff of more than 50 employees, the Trust's operating income is derived from tours, merchandise proceeds, memberships, donations and grants from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Its financial responsibilities include fully funding the preservation and restoration of the Home and Studio and Robie House. In December 2013, the organization streamlined its name to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to send a simpler and stronger message.

Mission: The mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is to engage, educate and inspire the public through the architecture, design and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and preserve its historic collections.

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Add the “Wright” sparkle to your holiday décor with one of our ornaments inspired by Wright designs across the country. ...
11/18/2020

Add the “Wright” sparkle to your holiday décor with one of our ornaments inspired by Wright designs across the country. https://bit.ly/3eScGoP

We're excited to announce that reservations are now open for 2021 tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House in Chica...
11/17/2020

We're excited to announce that reservations are now open for 2021 tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House in Chicago!

The Bach House is a richly conceived yet intimately scaled residence that looks toward future stylistic directions in Wright’s work.

Tours start January 5, 2021. Book now. https://bit.ly/3pn2p8Q

Did you know that Wright designed a planetarium? Read more about its upcoming restoration plans at The Lakelander: https...
11/16/2020
Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

Did you know that Wright designed a planetarium? Read more about its upcoming restoration plans at The Lakelander: https://bit.ly/3kp4ei0

The Polk Science Building Planetarium is the only planetarium designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is located on the Florida Southern College campus. The Polk Science Building Pl…

Are you a member of the Trust? Become one today and receive an invite to our exclusive December 3rd “Home for the Holida...
11/13/2020
Membership | Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Are you a member of the Trust?

Become one today and receive an invite to our exclusive December 3rd “Home for the Holidays” Members Only Night. https://bit.ly/36Jl2wW

Members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust enjoy unlimited access to a world of ideas, travel and historic sites. Your membership supports our education, restoration and preservation programs, and ensures that the Frank Lloyd Wright sites we present will continue to engage and inspire for generations t...

Take our “Wright in the Neighborhood” tour, available Thursday through Sunday: https://bit.ly/37mQGyq
11/12/2020

Take our “Wright in the Neighborhood” tour, available Thursday through Sunday: https://bit.ly/37mQGyq

#onthisday in 1974, the Wright-designed Frank J. Baker House in Wilmette, Illinois was added to the National Park Servic...
11/08/2020

#onthisday in 1974, the Wright-designed Frank J. Baker House in Wilmette, Illinois was added to the National Park Service' U.S. National Register of Historic Places. https://bit.ly/38hmJCy

#onthisday in 1903, Robert Llewellyn Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright and Catherine Tobin Wright’s youngest son was born in Oa...
11/05/2020

#onthisday in 1903, Robert Llewellyn Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright and Catherine Tobin Wright’s youngest son was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Photo: Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Become a member of the Trust today and receive an invite to our exclusive December 3rd “Home for the Holidays” Members O...
11/04/2020

Become a member of the Trust today and receive an invite to our exclusive December 3rd “Home for the Holidays” Members Only Night. https://bit.ly/36Jl2wW

Get the most comprehensive tour of Wright’s Home and Studio when you combine a guided interior tour with an outdoor self...
11/02/2020

Get the most comprehensive tour of Wright’s Home and Studio when you combine a guided interior tour with an outdoor self-guided audio walking tour of the surrounding Historic District.

Available Thursday-Sunday. https://bit.ly/3dA8bgn

Motawi tiles featuring seasonal images by artists Charley Harper and Dard Hunter have just arrived on ShopWright! https:...
10/29/2020

Motawi tiles featuring seasonal images by artists Charley Harper and Dard Hunter have just arrived on ShopWright! https://bit.ly/35tp7D4

Our Outdoor Historic Neighborhood Audio Walking Tour is only available for on-site purchase. Enjoy wonderful colorful au...
10/28/2020

Our Outdoor Historic Neighborhood Audio Walking Tour is only available for on-site purchase.

Enjoy wonderful colorful autumn foliage and seasonal decorations as you walk the streets of historic Oak Park. https://bit.ly/3dA8bgn

Tour the Rookery Building every Friday and experience Wright’s luminous central light court. Expand your tour and enjoy ...
10/26/2020

Tour the Rookery Building every Friday and experience Wright’s luminous central light court.

Expand your tour and enjoy a tour of the private Burnham Library as well: https://bit.ly/2VFX6Em

#flashbackfriday to this Nebraska Stories program from 2017, in which the Sutton House, the only Wright-designed house i...
10/23/2020
Nebraska Stories | Nebraska Stories: The Sutton House

#flashbackfriday to this Nebraska Stories program from 2017, in which the Sutton House, the only Wright-designed house in Nebraska, is featured.

The late John Thorpe, an instrumental part of the Trust since its inception, restored the home from 1999-2001. https://to.pbs.org/3iZ2QC3

Tour the only house in Nebraska designed and built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Get creative and recreate Wright designs with the Atom Brick Building Sets, available in Unity Temple and the Darwin D. ...
10/22/2020

Get creative and recreate Wright designs with the Atom Brick Building Sets, available in Unity Temple and the Darwin D. Martin House from ShopWright: https://bit.ly/3iY2NGC

“...belief in a thing makes it happen.” -- Frank Lloyd WrightThank you to those who have already donated to this year’s ...
10/20/2020

“...belief in a thing makes it happen.” -- Frank Lloyd Wright

Thank you to those who have already donated to this year’s Annual Appeal. If you’re looking for a way to support the Trust this year, please consider a donation to our 2020 campaign.

Every gift counts. http://bit.ly/2i8kXI3

Our seasonal “Wright Around Oak Park” tour is a perfect way to explore historic neighborhoods in Oak Park. Enjoy the Tru...
10/19/2020

Our seasonal “Wright Around Oak Park” tour is a perfect way to explore historic neighborhoods in Oak Park.

Enjoy the Trust’s most comprehensive tour of Wright in Oak Park this Friday or Saturday. https://bit.ly/2NQXADm

#onthisday in 1966, the Frederick C. Robie House was added to the U.S. National Park Service's Register of Historic Plac...
10/15/2020

#onthisday in 1966, the Frederick C. Robie House was added to the U.S. National Park Service's Register of Historic Places. https://bit.ly/2SIkaR4

Check out ShopWright’s newest rug offerings, including the Duleek, pictured here: https://bit.ly/3llUxm4
10/14/2020

Check out ShopWright’s newest rug offerings, including the Duleek, pictured here: https://bit.ly/3llUxm4

Become a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and enjoy special benefits like discounts and complimentary admission to...
10/13/2020

Become a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and enjoy special benefits like discounts and complimentary admission to select locations.https://bit.ly/36Jl2wW

Take the “Robie House: Inside and Out” tour and experience the beauty of a Prairie style masterpiece in autumn. https://...
10/12/2020

Take the “Robie House: Inside and Out” tour and experience the beauty of a Prairie style masterpiece in autumn. https://bit.ly/37FJbCM

10/09/2020
Frank Lloyd Wright's Homes in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois

Oak Park, Illinois and River Forest, Illinois are home to the most Wright-designed buildings worldwide.

The Trust is proud to share Wright’s original work with architecture fans and guests. https://youtu.be/BW0qaNVpnGI

Please consider a donation to the 2020 Annual Appeal, so that we may continue our efforts: http://bit.ly/2i8kXI3

Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois are home to the most Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in the world. We're pleased to share images of some of these h...

10/09/2020
Frank Lloyd Wright's Homes in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois

Oak Park, Illinois and River Forest, Illinois are home to the most Wright-designed buildings worldwide.

The Trust is proud to share Wright’s original work with architecture fans and guests. https://youtu.be/BW0qaNVpnGI

Please consider a donation to the 2020 Annual Appeal, so that we may continue our efforts: http://bit.ly/2i8kXI3

Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois are home to the most Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in the world. We're pleased to share images of some of these h...

Coming soon to Sydney Living Museums in Australia—“Paradise on Earth,” a celebration of the career and legacy of Marion ...
10/08/2020
Paradise on Earth

Coming soon to Sydney Living Museums in Australia—“Paradise on Earth,” a celebration of the career and legacy of Marion Mahony Griffin. https://bit.ly/3dcByXf

Paradise on Earth is a celebration of the career and legacy of Marion Mahony Griffin that will enchant visitors of all ages.

This is the last month for “Wright Around Oak Park,” our most comprehensive tour of Wright’s work in Oak Park. Don’t mis...
10/07/2020

This is the last month for “Wright Around Oak Park,” our most comprehensive tour of Wright’s work in Oak Park.

Don’t miss out on this seasonal opportunity, available Fridays and Saturdays at 12 pm noon. https://bit.ly/2NQXADm

New holiday ornaments have just arrived on ShopWright.org! Check them out: https://bit.ly/3cRHaWP
10/06/2020

New holiday ornaments have just arrived on ShopWright.org!

Check them out: https://bit.ly/3cRHaWP

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209 S LaSalle St
Chicago, IL
60604

General information

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents five Wright structures as public historic architecture museums, his remarkable Home and Studio and groundbreaking Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; his Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House in Chicago; The Rookery Light Court in downtown Chicago’s financial district; and the jewel-like Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. The Trust is responsible for funding, restoring and preserving the Home and Studio and Robie House. More information on the many restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust can be found at www.flwright.org.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(312) 994-4000

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