Taliesin Tour Season Begins in Wisconsin
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Mar 17, 2021
“You can wander through Taliesin for hours at a time and never stop seeing something new.” – Robert Campbell, Architectural Critic
The inspiring architecture and landscapes of Taliesin, the personal home of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, reopens to visitors May 1st and continues through October 31st. Taliesin Preservation offers a variety of tours across Wright’s country estate, as well as a full complement of cultural and educational programming. The complete range of tours is offered May through October.
Taliesin is the home, studio, school, and 800-acre agricultural estate of architect Frank Lloyd Wright — his primary residence from 1911 until his death in 1959.
With buildings from nearly every decade of Wright’s life from the 1890s to the 1950s on land homesteaded by his Welsh grandparents, Taliesin is one of the most significant architectural anthologies in the world and on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Taliesin stands as a lifelong laboratory for what Wright called “organic architecture.” Rebuilt twice and modified routinely, the Taliesin residence is often described as Wright’s autobiography in wood and stone.
This year at Taliesin Preservation while COVID-19 practices are still in place, some items were temporarily placed on hold due to the pandemic including April & November shoulder touring season, Twilight at Taliesin, and Taliesin Winter Festival. Nonetheless, there are still many safe, enjoyable touring options available. Be sure to peruse upcoming self-guided, safely-distanced tour options including monthly Family Days and a newly added Wisconsin Trail experience.
All tours begin and end at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. Inside, visitors may browse the Taliesin Bookstore and select grab-and-go menu items from The Riverview Terrace Café. The café, now an in-house venture, features estate-grown produce and tasteful cuisine for locals and travelers alike. Overlooking the beautiful Wisconsin River, the Visitor Center is the only structure Wright designed expressly for the food-service industry, and today it serves as the gateway to Taliesin.
Taliesin Preservation looks forward to sharing this unique property with its visitors. Advance reservations are required for all tours.
For tour descriptions, pricing and reservations, call (877) 588-7900 or visit taliesinpreservation.org