Frederick C. Robie House
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.
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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.
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