Robie

Robie House: A Modern Home Guided Interior Tour

The Robie House is one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture and a typical model of a Prairie Style home.
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What you'll do

Take the Robie House Tour with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Access the Robie House rooms and unique interiors.
  • Learn all about Frank Lloyd Wright and his vision.
  • Visit plenty of other Chicago attractions with your pass.

Frank Lloyd Wright is a giant in the field of architecture and interior design, and the beloved Robie House is one of his masterpieces. Only a dozen Wright homes are open to the public, so don't miss the chance to see one for yourself.

You'll get to explore the amazing contemporary space and see the unique geometric designs of the house interiors. Learn all about the history of the house, Frank Lloyd Wright's vision and the most recent restoration of the interior spaces.

Robie House Chicago history

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Robie House in 1908 and the structure was completed in 1910. The building has since attained National Landmark status and is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Wright was commissioned to build the house by Mr. Frederick C. Robie, a then 28-year-old businessman, and assistant manager at the Excelsior Supply Company, which was owned by his father. Robie was forced to sell the house after a short-lived tenancy of only fourteen months. The Robie house served as a residence for two more families over the next 16 years before transferring to institutional use for the Theological Seminary, ultimately landing under the ownership of the University of Chicago.

The Prairie Style is categorized by a tenet that deems the exterior of the home can and should be determined by the environment in which it is located. This means that a Prairie Style home would be well-suited for prairie environs, being low, fairly flat, and relying heavily on horizontal lines. In accordance with Wright’s beliefs, he also completely designed the inside of the house, proposing that interior and exterior design go hand-in-hand in furnishing the character of a building.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Robie House Chicago tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Chicago attractions for one money-saving price.

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Getting in

Show your pass at the Robie House Museum Shop for a place on the next available tour. Tours are very popular - we recommend you arrive before noon for the best chance of avoiding a long wait. 

Please note

  • If you are a group of 10 or more, you will not be able to use your passes to join the same tour. 
  • Children under 8 are not permitted on interior tours. 
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the Home and Studio. 

Pass Perk

Go City customers receive a $5 discount on the Self-Guided Outdoor Audio Tour. The self-guided outdoor audio tour tells the fascinating story of the dwelling in its historic and contemporary architectural surroundings. The Self-Guided Outdoor Audio Tour is available in eight languages. Tours can be taken in any order.

Robie House Tour visitor information 

  • Robie House Tours often sell out early on holidays and weekends, especially April-October.
  • Wheelchair access is limited to the lower level. 

FAQs

Q. How long does the tour last?
A. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Q. Can I take photos on the tour?
A. Still photography is permitted on tours.

Q. Is the tour accessible for those with disabilities?
A. The museum shop and restrooms are accessible.The exterior and ground floor of the Robie House are accessible to guests in wheelchairs. However, the second floor, which includes the living room, dining room and kitchen, is not wheelchair accessible. The Trust has one standard-size wheelchair available at the Robie House.

For more information, visit the Robie House website.

Where you'll be

Map of location of attraction

5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, US

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Operating hours

Thursday – Monday: Guided tours available from 10AM – 2.30PM.
Tour times vary seasonally, please visit flwright.org or call (312) 994-4000 for additional tour information.

Museum Shop Hours: Thursday – Monday 9:30AM – 4PM

Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website for the most up-to-date information.

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