To share the magic of Taliesin West, we offer a broad selection of tours ranging from one to three hours long.
Taliesin West is open year round. Our site is closed to the public on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Tours can be custom-tailored for prearranged groups of 15 or more. Group rates are available. Please contact Donna Yeaw for details at 480.627.5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Discounts for seniors, active military, students (ages 13+), and youth (ages 6-12) are available for most tours. Call 888.516.0811 for details.
Tours book up fast, so reservations are strongly recommended for all tours!
Tours that require reservations are noted below. Tickets are available for advanced purchase by clicking below or calling 888.516.0811.
You’ll be drawn closer to Frank Lloyd Wright’s world on Taliesin West’s signature tour. Visit all the locations on the Panorama Tour plus special trips into the Wrights’ private quarters and living room, the gracious Taliesin West “Garden Room,” the drafting studio, the Music Pavilion, and the Cabaret. This tour is not intended for children under the age of 6.
Offered daily starting at 9 a.m.
$34 advanced purchase, $36 walk up
Private Collections Tour
Step behind the scenes into the collection vault for a private view of selected works from Frank Lloyd Wright's personal art collection. While many objects remain on display in the interpretive spaces, other pieces treasured by the architect are too fragile for display outside of museum environments. These include Japanese prints, textiles and exceptional books shared in this special limited showing. Call 888.516.0811 for reservations or buy tickets below.
2017 dates include: Wednesday, January 25; Thursday, February 23; Wednesday, March 22; Thursday, April 20. Tours at 11:00 a.m.
$38. Reservation required.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s talent for creatively linking indoor and outdoor spaces is on display in this engaging one-hour tour. Visits to the Cabaret Theater, Kiva, and Wright’s private office highlight the dramatic beauty of Taliesin West’s landscaped grounds and desert masonry structures.
Offered Daily at 10:15am
$26 advanced purchase, $28 walk up
Behind the Scenes
This is "the tour" for Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts. A highlight of the tour is mid-morning tea and snacks in the colorful Taliesin West Dining Room. You will visit all the spots on the Insights Tour, plus an exclusive viewing of a unique desert site. This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13. Call 888.516.0811 for reservations or buy tickets below.
Offered Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:15 am
$75. Reservations required.
Night Lights Tour
The romance of Taliesin West comes to life during this special evening tour, an excellent date night activity. Taliesin West’s fire-breathing dragon makes a guest appearance while Wright’s desert masterpiece glows warmly like a jewel under Arizona’s starry skies. This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13. Reservations are required. Call 888.516.0811 for reservations or buy tickets below.
Offered Friday evenings. Leaves 6:00, 6:30 & 7 pm.
$40. Reservations required.
Garden Walk Tour
Every day Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by nature. Experience a walk amongst the gardens, terraces and walkways of Taliesin West on this new tour, overlooking the beautiful Sonoran Desert at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. This 60-minute morning tour will focus on the internal landscapes of this vast desert campus, where you will learn about non-indigenous plants that thrive in the harsh climate, amplifying the desert’s beauty. Call 888.516.0811 for reservations or buy tickets below.
Offered every Wednesday at 8:45am. (Through April 12)
$19. Reservations required.
Desert Shelter Tour
Students in the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture lead dynamic desert tours of their student shelter residences which have been called “the coolest dorms in the world.” Guests learn about the innovative shelter program, a tradition since Frank Lloyd Wright first slept under the stars in a simple canvas shelter on the grounds that would become Taliesin West.
Offered Saturdays mid-November through April | 1:15pm
This combination tour offers all the experiences of our Insights Tour with a desert walk integrating how Nature inspired Wright and the design of Taliesin West. This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13 and requires appropriate footwear.
Offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays from mid-November through mid-April | 8:45 am
Frank Lloyd Wright Store Schedule
Sat – Thurs: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm
October – May
June, July, August
Sat, Sun, Mon, Thurs: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 3:00pm; 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Guests in need of special assistance
A National Historic Landmark built in the early 20th century, Taliesin West was not designed to meet contemporary accessibility standards. Buildings at Taliesin West are terraced into the landscape, resulting in gravel walkways, steps and uneven surfaces. Narrow ramps are available for guests to use at their own discretion throughout the tour.
All Taliesin West tours are walking tours and guests with special requests and needs should contact our tour department at 480-627-5375 or email@example.com prior to their visit.
Guests with special needs who desire to visit Taliesin West without taking a walking tour may request an interpretive guide of Taliesin West on site.
Walkers are permitted in all venues. Guests who wish to use walkers should be aware that Taliesin West has steps, gravel walkways, and uneven surfaces.
The complex’s network of pathways includes gravel walkways, uneven steps, and stairs. Ramps are available on the property and visitors are welcome to use them at their own discretion. Ramps are 26 inches wide with slopes ranging from 21 to 27 degrees.
An interpretive guide highlighting all aspects of the tours offered at Taliesin West is available upon request. Hearing impaired guests may bring a language interpreter on any tour free-of-charge.
Certified service dogs and white canes are permitted on all tours. Assistants for the visually impaired are welcome on any tour free-of-charge.