Guided Tour of the Muirhead Farmhouse in Hampshire

  • 17 Ratings

Experience history on an exclusive tour of the Muirhead Farmhouse, the only one built by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Learn the history of the Muirhead family, as well as their fortunate run-in with the famed architect.

Duration: 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Tour one of Wright's innovative, L-shaped Usonian homes designed specifically to meet the needs of the Muirhead family
  • Discover Wright's unique vision for the farmhouse as you learn about the Muirhead family and their chance encounter with Wright
  • Enjoy scenic views of a restored prairie lush with shrubs, herbs and grasslands
  • Take in the architecture of the surrounding farm buildings, which offer a striking juxtaposition to the unique Muirhead Farmhouse

What's Included

  • Complete tour of the Muirhead Farmhouse

Additional Information

  • Please remove outdoor shoes upon entering the home. Personal photography is allowed inside and outside the home. Only cameras are permitted for photography. Parking is available. Bathroom facilities are limited, please plan accordingly. Wheel chairs can be accommodated but due to narrow interior doorways, some parts of the home may be inaccessible.

  • Full refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of tour.

Customer Reviews

  • 17 Ratings

  • Patricia

Well presented. Worth the visit is if you are a FLW fan.

June 5, 2018

  • Dan

The owners could not have been more welcoming and accommodating.

May 8, 2018

  • Ellen

Fascinating, in-depth home tour of the Muirhead Farmhouse, a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home constructed from 1851 - 1853. Of particular interest was the history of the design and construction of the Farmhouse, including the Muihead family's (orignal owners) interactions with architect Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) from designs, engineering, materials used, dates and construction costs/architecture fees. The explanation of the "work arounds" the Muirhead family employed to make their home more liveable were esppecially interesting. The tour continued with it's use as a Bed & Breakfast from the early 2000s to 2014, with in-depth explanations of the renovations/re-construction of the bed and bath section of the home, including such details as Cypress wood paneling, the famous FLW red floor tiles and other features. The tour guide answered every question asked, some with personal anecdotes, making the tour both informative and quite entertaining. The tour really helps fans of FLW's architecture understand the beauty of the materials chosen, the challenges some of FLW's designs presented both then and now, and the renovation challenges of a FLW house today. This tour was highly immersive and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to any FLW architecture fans.

April 27, 2018
42W814 Rohrsen Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140, USA
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