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Frederick C. Robie House
Frederick C. Robie House

Frederick C. Robie House

5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60637

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.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Chicago

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Excellent, information...
MaryLou_S, May 2022
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
Excellent, information tour. It was fascinating to learn both the stories of the architecture and the residents.
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Wonderful visit of one of FLW iconic landmark
Alejandro_V, Nov. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
Excellent Gide, Mary. She did a wonderful job explaining not only the house but the surroundings and it’s history
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Must do!
Jami_H, Sep. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
Our tour guide Bob was great. The house is breathtaking. Very pleasant experience and learned so much.
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Worth the trip
Clinton_C, Aug. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
Great way to experience an early Frank Lloyd Wright prairie style house. Guide was excellent and the group was small.
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Good value.
Meg, Jun. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
Learned a lot about Frank Lloyd wright. Beautiful building and grounds. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
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CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR
Kate_Q, Apr. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
HEADS UP: You have to call the Robie House office to schedule a tour time! Buying the Viator ticket is only the cost of admission and doesn't guarantee a tour when you show up. I was visiting Chicago just for the day and almost missed my tour because they didn't have me on the books. Luckily they made it work and we had a great visit.
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Great tour, reserving was unclear
Sarah_L, Apr. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
The tour was fantastic. My guide was knowledgeable and fun. The reservation was a bit confusing because I did not get a set time so I had to wait for 30 minutes for the next tour.
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Iconic architecture
Julie_B, Apr. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
Seeing the house in person and hearing it’s history. The details of the recreated light accents. The way the sunlight came into the room in the winter months to give warmth but was shaded in summer to keep the house cool just by positioning the home to accommodate the suns position in the sky
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Beautiful home, experienced tour guide.
Susan_J, Jul. 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House Admission
The home is beautiful, and our tour guide extremely knowledgeable about FLW work. He was able to answer all questions asked, and had several FLW stories, as well as stories about the Robie family. A particular complement ... All tours had been filled when me and my seven family members arrived. They put on an unscheduled tour for us (and another six folks who also showed up). Warning: the Viator website is, ummm, confusing; it indicates you buy your tickets through Viator, that tours are available up to 3 pm, and to go to the gift shop for the tour. Even though we got there before 2 and we had tickets for that day, all tours had been booked when we went to the gift shop.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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