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Experience the New “Guided by Wright” Tours at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 2, 2020

Find out about the new self-guided “Guided by Wright” tour at Taliesin West that allows guests to safely access Arizona’s only cultural UNESCO World Heritage site with a new interactive and self-paced audio experience.

Watch this video of visitors who tried the “Guided by Wright” Tour for the first time:

Taliesin West has launched a new self-guided audio tour called “Guided by Wright” to coincide with its reopening efforts to deliver safe, new, and authentic experiences of Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio in Arizona.  “Guided by Wright” provides an interactive experience that allows visitors more peace of mind for health & safety, social distancing, and self-paced freedom during a tour.

By simply downloading an easy, free app on a personal smartphone device and using a set of headphones, this new audio tour informs and inspires while visitors immerse themselves in the distinctive landscape and architecture at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sonoran desert laboratory.

One of the highlights of this multi-sensory experience will be how guests can listen to Frank Lloyd Wright’s own voice and words firsthand through original audio recordings. Wright’s audio clips discuss his connection to nature, poetry and art, and other ideas that inspired his work. As guests traverse both interior and exterior spaces at Taliesin West safely at their own pace, the connection to the architecture and the landscape is more intimate than ever, and provides endless inspiration for living a more beautiful life.

“For the past several months, we’ve all been feeling disconnected from the people and world around us,” said Kevin Conley, vice president of public engagement for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. “Wright’s work teaches us how to stay more deeply connected, to nature, to beauty and the arts, and to the people around us. In this difficult year, we know the experience of Taliesin West and these meaningful connections conveyed through this new audio experience will inspire our visitors to live happier and healthier lives.”

The new “Guided by Wright” tour is $40 per guest.

A personal smartphone device and headphones are required. If you do not have these, we will provide a sanitized tablet for your use. Please bring headphones if you have them. Otherwise, headphones will be available on-site at Taliesin West.


  • Summer Hours: Thurs – Sun: 9:00 am – 9:30 am | Advance ticket reservations required.

  • Limited Capacity. Advance ticket reservations required.

  • “Guided by Wright” tours are approximately 60 minutes.

Properly worn face masks and advance tour ticket reservations are required on site for the “Guided by Wright” tour in order to provide everyone with safe, healthy, and mindful social distancing practices.

Learn more about how we’re keeping you safe and what to expect when you visit Taliesin West here.


Hear a sample sound clip of Frank Lloyd Wright speaking on the tour:

Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West in 1958.


Want to try a safe, fully guided tour of Taliesin West with one of our knowledgable, expert guides during your next visit?

Experience our reimagined signature Insights Tour, featuring small socially distanced groups (no more than 10 people per tour) where the details, architectural interpretations, and Q&A are shared safely outdoors in the fresh Sonoran desert air surrounded by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned winter home. Advance ticket reservations required. 


News and updates from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation