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To celebrate 150 years since Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, the Trust will be holding many events all summer long. But we wanted to invite our readers to learn more about a fabulous tour that is available daily. The Wright Around Oak Park tour is an exclusive in-depth tour and the Trust’s most exclusive and comprehensive tour of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park with an all-inclusive interpreter led tour limited to ten persons.

Step ahead of the crowd and trace Wright’s early years, from his studio where the Prairie style was conceived, to Oak Park’s beautifully preserved private Prairie homes and greatest public building of the Prairie period, Unity Temple (exterior only as the building is currently closed for restoration).

In the company of an expert guide, trace the evolution of architectural ideas from concept to completion, while also following the development of America’s most influential architect. See Wright’s neighborhood and compare his groundbreaking architecture to other grand Oak Park homes of the period. Wright Around Oak Park includes:

• Your personal interpreter throughout the tour • Intimate group size • Photography opportunities as you wish • Expanded Home and Studio tour, including the limited access Studio Balcony • Rest-break with a 10% shopping discount for the day • Expanded historic neighborhood walking tour including ten Wright homes. Learn more about Oak Park history and its rich architectural heritage as you proceed to nearby Unity Temple. Discover this outdoor museum of American architectural history and the period styles surrounding Wright when he began to design his innovative prairie houses. Distance of walking tour: 0.8 mile. • Exterior tour of Unity Temple (views may be limited due to construction)

Tour operates daily from April – November. Select date on online calendar to purchase tickets in advance. Tour Length: 3 hours. Admission: $55 Trust member; $60 non-member.

Phototography: Still photography is permitted on tours. Share your photos using #Wright150 and #FLWTrust.

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