Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tour in Chicago

Walter H. Gale House
Choose a vehicle, choose a start time and call or text us to check availability. The trip can start at any location: residence, hotel or business. The Total duration of the architectural tour will take into consideration the travel time to and from Oak Park, the Chicago suburb where all the houses are plus the actual tour which lasts approximately 2 hours. If the pick-up is in Downtown Chicago, a typical Frank Lloyd Wright Tour will take approximately 3 hours from start to finish. The travel time from Downtown Chicago to Oak Park takes approximately 30 minutes each way. The actual tour will last about 2 hours. The tour can be customized to include only certain houses that you like the most or all of them. Because it’s a private tour just for your party, you can stop, walk around, take pictures or simply admire the architectural wonders in your own pace.
Thomas H. Gale House
All Frank Lloyd Wright houses are in Oak Park, IL which is about 10 miles from the city. The sightseeing tour starts when we pick you up and ends when we drop you off back in Chicago Downtown; the travel times may vary due to traffic. Final drop is the original departure point. Please note that this is a drive by tour, no tour guide included. Tickets to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are not included. The Rookery, Frederick C. Robie House & Emil Bach House is not included in this tour but it can be added at your request.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
William H. Copeland House
Nathan G. Moore House
Arthur B. Heurtley House
Edward R. Hills House
Peter A. Beachy House
Frank W. Thomas House
Robert P. Parker House
Harrison P. Young House
Oscar B. Balch House
William E. Martin House
Harry Goodrich House
William Fricke House
William Fricke House
Rollin Furbeck House
Charles E. Roberts House
Charles E. Roberts Stable
George W. Furbeck House
George W. Smith House
Unity Temple
Laura Gale House
Arthur B. Heurtley House
Frank Lloyd
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One of the great American cities, Chicago is home to one-of-a-kind food, people, and culture.

This Midwestern hub has been home to many prominent architects like Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Holabird & Root, all of whom helped to shape this community.

This Midwestern hub has been home to many prominent architects like Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Holabird & Root, all of whom helped to shape this community.

But out of all the talented architects who have left their mark on Chicago, maybe none have had as big of an impression as Frank Lloyd Wright.

Who Is Frank Lloyd Wright?

Born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright is one of America’s most prolific architects. Wright’s “Prairie-style” homes became the basis of 20th-century residential architecture seen across the U.S.

Born to a schoolteacher, Anna Lloyd-Jones, and a musician and preacher, William C. Wright, the Wrights moved around Iowa and Rhode Island in his early years before his parents decided to settle in his birth state of Wisconsin.

As a young man, Wright attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison from 1885-1886, but because they did not offer any architecture courses, he studied engineering. The slow-paced life of Wisconsin didn’t sit well with Wright. He longed for the big city life of Chicago, filled with unique buildings and people.

When Wright moved from Madison to Chicago in 1887, it marked a fresh start for him and American architecture.

Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago

On moving to Chicago, Wright found work doing architectural detailing with J.L. Silsbee. After his formative years of learning under Silsbee, Wright went on to work with profound architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan.

Eventually, Wright became Sullivan’s chief assistant.

Frank Lloyd Wright opened his own architectural practice in Chicago in 1893.

During what is known as Wright’s “Chicago years,” when he lived in the Oak Park neighborhood for 20 years, he designed 150 structures out of his Chicago studio. While not all of these structures live in the Windy City, Chicago is where he created his vision for a modern American way of living known as the “Prairie school” of architecture.

Some of the most notable structures Wright designed in and around Chicago include:

  • The Arthur Heurtley House (1902)
  • The Avery Coonley House (1907)
  • The Frederick C. Robie House (1910)

Private Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tour

At Echo Limousine, we offer Chicago sightseers a chance to view some of Wright’s most fascinating designs from the comfort of a luxury vehicle.

With our private drive-by Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tour, you’ll be escorted to Wright’s very own Oak Park, approximately 10 miles from the heart of Downtown Chicago. Your chauffeur-driven ride can start at any location — residence, hotel, or business — and be customized to include only certain houses or as many as all of them.

The total duration of the tour will last approximately 3 hours if pick-up is in Downtown Chicago, with the actual tour lasting about 2 hours. Because you’ll be in a private ride with just you and your group, you’re welcome to walk around, take pictures, or admire the architectural wonders however you’d like.

While The Rookery, Frederick C. Robie House, and Emil Bach House are not included in the typical tour, they can be added at your group’s request.

  1. Choose a vehicle: sedan, SUV, Stretch Limo, Stretch SUV or Executive Van
  2. Choose the date, time and tour duration
  3. Text or call to reserve it
Call or text to book: (773) 774-1074

  • KNOW BEFORE YOU GO   
  • Duration: minimum 3 hours
    Booking confirmation via email
    Sanitized vehicles


  • NOT PROVIDED   
  • Tour guide
    Tour tickets
    Meals and drinks


  • MISC   
  • Private transportation only
    Prices include taxes and gratuity
    24 hours cancellation policy

Limousine Options


  • LUXURY SEDAN

  • Lincoln Town Car
  • Up to 3 passengers
    Hourly service starting at $72/h


  • EXECUTIVE SUV LIMO

  • Executive SUV Limo
  • Up to 6 passengers
    Hourly service starting at $90/h


  • STRETCH LIMO

  • Stretch Limo
  • Up to 8 passengers
    Hourly service starting at $150/h


  • STRETCH SUV

  • Stretch SUV
  • Up to 14 passengers
    Hourly service starting at $180/h


  • EXECUTIVE SPRINTER VAN

  • Luxury Sprinter Van
  • Up to 14 passengers
    Hourly service starting at $132/h


  • 40 PX COACH BUS

  • 40 px Coach Bus
  • Up to 40 passengers
    Hourly Service starting at $168/h
    4 hours minimum

Make Your Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tour Reservation Today

From hidden gems to well-known tourist stops like Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes, a city like Chicago should be enjoyed at your own pace, and our private tours allow you to do just that.

At Echo Limousine, we’re the best-rated limousine and car service in Chicago, and that’s not us saying that — it’s our customers.

Text, call (773) 774-1074, or book online to reserve your Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Tour the next time you’re in the Windy City.

Covid protocols (Keeping you safe during COVID-19)

  • All passengers need to wear a mask while riding in sedans or SUVs
  • Masks are not mandatory in Stretch limos and Executive Vans
  • All rides are private (only your group)
  • Vehicles are sanitized after each ride
Call or text to book: (773) 774-1074
 

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