Robie House Tour: Discover UNESCO Heritage Architecture
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68 Ratings
Chicago

The Frederick C. Robie House, located on the University of Chicago campus, is a significant landmark in the narrative of American architecture. This iconic Prairie style structure is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is included in the 20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright List. Known as “a cornerstone of modern architecture” according to Wright himself. Comprehensive tours offer insights into both the exterior and interior architecture of the iconic residence. Drawing inspiration from the vast terrain of the Midwest prairie, Wright established the Robie House as the apex of his revolutionary Prairie houses.

Tours are accessible from Thursday through Monday with closures on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Knowledgeable local guide
Itinerary
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House - 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

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. Visit flwright.org to learn more.

Location
5757 S Woodlawn Ave
South Woodlawn Avenue
Enter from the courtyard. Walk into the gift shop and ask to about the tour.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Kathy
Oct 17, 2023
Robie House and surrounding area extravaganza - Guide was great very experienced and one of the longest serving guides who not only knowledgeable but was passionate about Crank Lloyd Wright. Loved Robie house and definitely learnt a lot. Bonus was the additional audio your of the neighbourhood. Loved walking through the Chicago campus. Recommend the tour 100%
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Percival_m
Oct 15, 2023
Worth the trip to this iconic house designed by FLW. - The house is beautifully designed. One of the most iconic designs by Frank Lloyd Wright. Our guide Bryan is exceptional. He's very knowledgeable about the house, the architect and the original owner of this remarkable house.
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Markwukas
Sep 16, 2023
A house like no other - Frank Lloyd Wright has no peer, and you can see it in every detail of this house. It's a must-see for every visitor to Chicago.
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193darrellm
Aug 21, 2023
Beautiful home - Informative with pleasant guide and a history of the house and area. True masterpiece of architectural design.
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Libra_k1960
Oct 24, 2023
A must see for FLW fans - Definitely worth visiting if you are a Frank Lloyd Wright completist. Our guide was keen to explain the architectural principles of the house, although we're not sure that his method of asking questions of the visitors was always easy to follow by those who did not have English as a first language. Unfortunately our travel plans did not allow us to do the neighbourhood walking tour, but I'm sure it would be worth adding on as we saw lots of interesting buildings as we approached the house, and the other audio tours we took in Oak Park were excellent.
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Christina_h
Oct 23, 2023
The tour operator was... - The tour operator was wonderful. We have used Viator before. BUT this time we were lucky to be able to take the tour. Viator did NOT explain to us that we needed to request a tour time with the Robie house. We were there at 10 a m and fortunately they had two spaces available for the 2 p m tour ( if they had no availability we would have just been out of luck). This is something Viator needs to explain to purchasers when they make their purchase
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Caw459
Nov 26, 2023
Be Careful! - Well this was a total mix up. There was not visit to Robie house. What I reserved was a voucher to allow me to redeem a ticket after contacting the Frank Lloyd Wright organization. Somehow I also ended up with a similar situation but for the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio tour on Expedia.
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Lorilazar
Oct 8, 2023
No tour recieved. - I arrived before the closing time but they had no tour booked and Saud this was normal fir Viatir si I didn't receive what I purchased and would appreciate a refund
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Michele_h
Oct 1, 2023
Don't use Viator for the Robie House - Our ticket was not valid. We could not get in. Robie doesn't book with third parties. Expense transportation for a ticket that was bogus.
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Robert_m
Oct 1, 2023
Victor purchased not accepted at venue. You did not provide a ticket and admissions were full. - Viator not accepted at the venue, the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House. Very disappointing experience for me and my guest.
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