The Dana-Thomas House is open for tours 9 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday each week,  additional hours seasonally 10 AM - 2 PM Monday and Tuesday. Tours are offered throughout the day and last about an hour. We suggest that you allow 1.5 hours time for your total site visit. When traveling from long distances we also suggest arriving prior to 3 PM to be certain that tours are not filled for the day. The suggested donation is Adults/$10, Children/$5 and Families/$15. 

Specialty Tours are lead by veteran tour guides, providing guests more time to appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright's work and enjoy timeless stories about the famous architect. These special tours last approximately two hours.

Attention to Detail -- offers an in-depth look at the career of Frank Lloyd Wright and the restoration of the house, such as the elaborate process used to finish the home's distinct architectural frieze.

Of Glass and Wood -- focuses exclusively on the house's art glass and hand-made oak furniture.

Wright Concepts -- explains the design principles behind Wright's "Prairie School" architecture.

For any additional inquiries regarding tours, please call the site at(217)782-6776

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Group Reservations

Group reservations (15 or more participants) are made through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.Please contact Alison Warren (217) 789-2360, ext 5526 or No other reservations are made or required. 


The Dana-Thomas House Carriage House visitor's center is accessible by way of a ramp on the 3rd Street (alley) side. The Dana-Thomas House offers an accessible tour of the first floor. This covers the highlights of the house. The house would be accessed by way of a chair lift. The site has a wheel chair that can be used if the visitor does not have one. The accessible tour is necessarily a private tour, so we recommend calling ahead so that the staff can arrange for a guide to be ready. You may reach the tour desk at 217.782.6776.

"In 1902 Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to undertake the design and construction of a massive renovation of the Lawrence family home in Springfield, Illinois. The home was to be more than a mere residence -- it was to be a showcase. Upon it's completion in 1904, the new edifice completely engulfed the original home. It immediately became a symbol of artistic and architectural excellence. It now stands as the finest example of the creativity and uniqueness characteristic of the Prairie School of Architecture. The architect - Frank Lloyd Wright - stands preeminent amongst the Prairie Period Architects."

From Governor James R. Thompson's Executive Order 83-4, August 23, 1983
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