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Frederick C. Robie House Tours

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Frederick C. Robie House
One of the finest examples of American architecture and among the first modernist homes, Franks Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House is an essential stop on any Chicago architectural tour. Built in 1910 on the University of Chicago campus, the prairie-style home is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and open to visitors.

The Basics
Visit the Robie House museum on a guided, ticketed tour. Listen as docents share the history of the house—it was one of the last homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in his Oak Park studio. Characterized by art-glass windows, sharp edges, horizontal brick work, and an open floor plan, it's in contrast to Chicago's Loop skyscrapers. Stop by as part of an architectural driving tour, or take advantage of its inclusion on some city sightseeing passes.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Robie House is a must-see for architecture buffs and fans of Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Scheduled tours often sell out, so book in advance.
  • Allow about an hour for the guided tour.
  • Stock up on Wright-related books and art objects at the gift shop in the house’s garage.
  • The house’s exterior and ground floor are wheelchair accessible; the second floor is not.

How to Get There
The Frederick C. Robie House is located at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 58th Street on the University of Chicago Campus. Street parking is limited. The house is near a stop on the No. 6 Jackson Park Express bus and five blocks from Millennium Station on the University Park Line.
 
When to Get There

Public tours of the Robie Houses’s interior are available Thursday to Monday, from midmorning to midafternoon. Advance reservations are recommended.

Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in Chicago
The Frederick C. Robie House is one of five Frank Lloyd Wright sites in the Chicago area, where Wright operated a design studio for decades. The Oak Park neighborhood is home to his studio and the UNESCO-listed Unity Temple. The Emil Bach House is on the North Side near Evanston, and the Wright-renovated lobby of the Rookery Building is in the downtown Loop.
Address: 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Admission: Varies
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Frederick C. Robie House

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Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission

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The Frederick C. Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. This Prairie style masterpiece is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the 20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright List. Discover the residence Wright described as “a cornerstone of modern architecture” on guided tours that take in both the exterior and interior of the building. Inspired by the expansive landscape of the Midwest prairie, Wright’s Robie House is the most famous of the architect’s groundbreaking Prairie houses. Public tours are available Thursday - Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Save when you book directly at Visit to learn more.
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Go Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

Go Chicago Explorer Pass with SkyDeck and 360 Chicago

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The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace, the Go Chicago Explorer Pass saves you up to 45 percent on regular ticket prices. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing 2, 3, 4, or 5 attractions, tours, and activities from among more than 30 top sites, including SkyDeck, 360 Chicago, the Field Museum, a shoreline sightseeing cruise, a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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Chicago Grand Tour and Admission to 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)

Chicago Grand Tour and Admission to 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)

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This Chicago grand tour covers four hours of sightseeing with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Get oriented to the Windy City on a coach tour that takes you along a scenic route on Lake Shore Drive, and past North Side and South Side highlights including Museum Campus, Lincoln Park, Washington Park, Grant Park and Wrigley Field. Finish on the 94th floor of the Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest landmarks, for panoramic views of the Magnificent Mile from the open-air observation deck.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Best of Chicago Tour Including a Deep-Dish Pizza

Best of Chicago Tour Including a Deep-Dish Pizza

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Tour Chicago's sights aboard a luxury coach and enjoy some Chicago-style deep-dish pizza on this 5.5-hour guided tour. Visit sites like the Hancock Tower, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Loop. Pass through neighborhoods such as Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and Gold Coast. Top off your tour with a visit to one of Chicago's most popular pizza restaurants to sample the famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Historic Chicago South Side Tour with Chicago Style Pizza

Historic Chicago South Side Tour with Chicago Style Pizza

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See the sights of Chicago's South Side on a tour that takes you south of the Loop along Michigan Avenue and South Lake Shore Drive. Pass by attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, former President Obama's home, the University of Chicago, Jackson Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, Museum Campus, and Buckingham Fountain. Then head to Exchequer Restaurant and Pub for Chicago-style pizza.
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  • 2 hours
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Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: Historic South Side

Chicago Land and River Architecture Tour: Historic South Side

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See the architecture of Chicago's South Side by both land and on a Chicago River boat tour. Traveling south of the Loop along Michigan Avenue and South Lake Shore Drive, you'll pass by sights such as the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, Jackson Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, and former President Obama's home.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Historic Chicago South Side Tour and 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck

Historic Chicago South Side Tour and 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck

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Discover the historical sights of South Chicago on a 2-hour group walking tour. Select the morning or afternoon start time, depending on your preference. Follow your guide to Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, Obama's House, and other sites that define the historical South Side. Pause for photos and ask questions at any time. You also get a free ticket to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck, which you can use at anytime until 10:30pm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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A Storied Neighborhood: Dance the dialectic with Bill Ayers on an audio tour

A Storied Neighborhood: Dance the dialectic with Bill Ayers on an audio tour

This self-guided audio tour begins at the Laboratory Schools founded by John Dewey, and winds through the University of Chicago. Along the way, walkers will encounter world-renowned architects and Nobel Laureates, robber barons and artists, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the birthplace of the Atomic Age. In storied Washington Park, there may be soccer or cricket matches underway, bicycle rallies or softball games in progress, waves of runners or families gathered for a picnic. From there it's a short stroll to the home of President Barack Obama and his family. You guide is William Ayers, a former Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. He has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. The tour is ready whenever you are, simply download it onto the VoiceMap app and select Start Tour.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
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Go Chicago All-Inclusive Pass with Skip the Line Access

Go Chicago All-Inclusive Pass with Skip the Line Access

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Enjoy admission to more than 26 of Chicago's most popular attractions with the Go Chicago™ Pass. Create your own itinerary and sightsee at your own pace. Save your pass, available as your 'ticket' after purchase, on your mobile device; don't waste time redeeming vouchers. This pass offers something for all members of the family. Take a hop-on hop-off trolley tour or admire the stunning views from SkyDeck Chicago. The Go Chicago™ Pass is available in 1-, 2-, 3-, or 5-day options. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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