Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory
“Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
Wright’s beloved winter home and the bustling headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship, was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
Events at Taliesin West
How to Live in the Desert: Interpreting Taliesin West – Scottsdale
Following up on Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation President and CEO Stuart Graff’s presentation at Arizona Humanities, The House is a Heart: Why Historic Homes Matter, explore how Taliesin West (Scottsdale) and historic structures inform us about the life of a community. Like first-person histories, historic homes give a human dimension to the great forces that shape […]
Hamlet and Zombies
Hamlet and Zombies is part of Southwest Shakespeare Company’s Standing O series and is presented by the Arizona School for the Arts Theatre Department.
Photographing Wright with Andrew Pielage
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weekend photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide you in capturing the surrounding Sonoran Desert and National Historic Landmark.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store Holiday Sip & Shop
Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Store for a night of holiday celebration.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West offers the largest collection of products and books by and about Wright and serves as the meeting point for all tours.
Host your event amidst the natural beauty of the desert and magnificence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved home and winter retreat. A national treasure and historic landmark, Taliesin West is a stunning venue for memorable corporate events. We promise that your event at Taliesin West will be entirely unique and remembered for years to come.
Taliesin West may not be used for events that are political, activist, or religious in nature.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Last tour leaves at 3 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; Last day tour leaves at 3:15 pm, last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Last tour leaves at 3:15 pm
October – May
Daily: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm.
First tour leaves at 9 am.
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer.
Mon, Thurs: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; Last tour leaves at 1 pm
Fri: 8:30am – 7:30pm; Last day tour leaves at 1 pm, last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Last tour leaves at 1 pm