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.
Tours & Tickets
A lively community, Taliesin West is open to the public and offers a broad range of tours. Reservations strongly recommended. Insight Tours are free for members. See the tours page for more information.
Events at Taliesin West
Photographing Wright – Session 1
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weeklong photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide students in capturing the Sonoran Desert and National Historic Landmark around them.
Design Your Dream Space – Session 1
Students become junior architects as they use art, math, science, and language to create innovative spaces. This immersive program takes students through the steps of architectural creation – from concept to execution – of a fully detailed three-dimensional model of their own compact dream space.
Discovery Day—Taliesin West Open House in Celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday
Enjoy a day of celebration on Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday during our free, all-ages open house event at Taliesin West. Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and desert laboratory with a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Designing for Mars – Session 1
Camp participants will study the planet Mars while they collaboratively tackle some of the same challenges confronting scientists in their effort to travel and live on Mars. Students will learn about Wright’s futuristic concept of Broadacre City, as they investigate how to create a new community that meets their needs for food, water, power, and shelter.
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance of Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store showcases great design. The Store features books, home decor, apparel, and art that not only celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright, but also the work he has inspired.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 3 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last day tour leaves at 3:15 pm. Last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm.
Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 am – 5 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 3:15 pm.
October – May
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 6 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 4 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last day tour leaves at 4:15 pm. Last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm.
Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 4:15 pm.
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer.
Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; First tour leaves at 8:45 am, last tour leaves at 11:30 am
Friday, Saturday: 8:30am – 7:30 pm; First tour leaves at 8:45 am, last day tour leaves at 11:30 am, last night tour leaves at 7 pm