To share the magic of Taliesin West, we offer a broad selection of tours ranging from one to three hours long.
Guided tours of Taliesin West are required. You cannot enter the property unless you are on a guided tour. Walk-ins are not guaranteed spots on a tour and tours book up fast. Reservations are strongly recommended for all tours.
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 that require reservations are noted below. All tours are guided, unless otherwise noted. 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 Wrights’ private quarters and living room, the gracious Taliesin West “Garden Room,” the drafting studio, the Music Pavilion, the Cabaret, and more. 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
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 6:30, 7, and 7:15 pm. Holiday Night Lights Tour dates include: 11/24 - 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 pm; 12/26, 12/27, 12/29, 12/30 - 5:30, 6, 6:30 pm.
$40. Reservations required. $45 for holiday dates.
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.
2018 dates include: Friday, January 26; Friday, February 23; Wednesday, March 14; Friday, April 13. Tours at 11:00 a.m.
$38. Reservation required.
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. Holiday Behind the Scenes tour dates include Wednesday, November 22, and Tuesday, December 26.
$75. Reservations required.
Explore the details of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most personal creations with this 2-hour tour. The Details Tour offers a deeper look into each space included on an Insights Tour, with more time to immerse yourself in the unique aspects of each room and the ability to linger for more personal photo opportunities. This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13.
Offered Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. Sept. at 3:15 pm; Oct. - Dec. at 4:15 pm.
$40. Reservations required.
Desert Shelter Tour
Students in the School of Architecture at Taliesin 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. Appropriate closed-toed shoes required.
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
Landscape Garden Walk
Every day Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by nature. Experience a walk through the gardens, terraces, and walkways of Taliesin West on this 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.
Offered Wednesdays from January 3 - April 11 | 8:45 am
Frank Lloyd Wright Store Schedule
Sat – Thurs: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm
October – May
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer. Store is open by appointment only, call 480.627.5378.
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
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.
Assistants for the visually impaired are welcome on any tour free-of-charge.
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 animals and white canes are permitted on all tours. Pets and other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship, or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act or state law.