TOUR INFORMATION



The Dana-Thomas House is open for tours 9 AM - 4 PM, Wednesday through Sunday each week, closed every Monday and Tuesday. Tours are given approximately every twenty minutes 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

For additional information on other museums, historic sites, and special events in Springfield, check out www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

Accesibility

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.


Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is America's most famous architect. He is known internationally as an innovative designer and founder of the Prairie School of Architecture. Even after his death, the ranch style house was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. He is known for his careful attention to every detail of a building's design and was a perfectionist, hoping that his clients allow him to detail both the exteriors and interiors of their homes.
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