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Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio


951 W. Chicago Ave. (Cross Street: Forest Ave.)
Oak Park, IL 60622
Phone Number: (708) 848-1976

This was Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio during the first 20 years of his career. Here he raised 6 children and designed 125 structures including Robie House in Hyde Park and Unity Temple, also in Oak Park. Access is limited for wheelchair users and walkers are not permitted. Please call in advance for special arrangements. Tours of the district, however, are wheelchair accessible. The gift shop is accessible for smaller wheelchairs.


  • Tours daily
    • Weekdays 11am-4pm
    • Weekends approximately every 20 minutes from 11am to 4pm
  • Tours last 45-60 minutes
  • Advance purchase advised
  • Museum Shop: Daily 10am-5pm


  • See museum website for prices and discounts
  • Guided and self-guided audio tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District are sold separately or in combination with the Home/Studio Tour.
  • Second Saturday Themed Tours are also available

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Street parking only
  • Note: Reserved accessible space in front of museum with curb cut alongside.


  • Wheelchair access
    • No advance notice
    • Accommodates 1 wheelchair
  • Notes: Free Oak Park Shuttle (www.oak-park.us) connects community sites, attractions, business districts and government facilities with mass transit. Call 708-615-1830 for current route and schedule information.

Educational Programs

  • Types
    • Architecture tours
    • Workshops
  • All ages served
  • Disabilities served-
    • All, no targeted programming
    • Some programs held off site at fully accessible properties

Hearing >>  

Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Sign language interpretation-on request
  • Script/text available
    • Virtual tour video of Home & Studio
  • Script of standard tour in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese

<< Info Vision >>  

Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Recorded audio tour
    • Languages-English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese
  • Guided tour/orientation-on request, small group tours
  • Interpreters are trained in providing service to persons with vision loss
  • Height clearance at least 80"
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Braille/tactile signage
    • Restroom
    • Elevator controls
    • oistways
  • Nearest grassy/dog relief area
    • Lawn outside museum

<< Hearing Mobility >>  


  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Note: 29" entry door into Studio for tour.

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchair
  • Available from ticketing

Interior Access

  • Inaccessible areas
    • All except Wright's office, studio, secretary's room
  • Notes:
    • 30" door into area where one can look up into living room.
    • Virtual video tour of the house is screened on request downstairs.

Exterior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide
  • Stable/non-slip surface
  • Surface material pavers, cement sidewalks
  • Note: Sloped sidewalk leads up to studio entrance.

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Outside Information Counter-36" max.
  • Outside Ticketing-36" max. counter
  • Brochure rack
  • Gift shop
    • Limited space to turn/maneuver
    • 29" entry door
    • High counter
  • Seating-patio chairs with arms
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Vending machines


  • None aside from home/studio themselves


  • No elevator

<< Vision Restroom >>  


  • Unisex/Single Use
  • Location-Gift shop
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance-see note
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Door swings out
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach-48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note: Gift shop has a 29" entry door.

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