$25 children 10 and under
Taliesin was conceived over a century ago by Frank Lloyd Wright as a destination – embedded in its surrounding Driftless region – for collaboration, innovation, and experimentation in culture, nature, and architecture. Today, we continue to explore the enduring and evolving question “how should we live now” through public educational and cultural programming.
This new outdoor experience hopes to inspire its audience to think more deeply about responsible farming and land stewardship.
The tour sheds light on the history of farming in the Wyoming Valley, how it relates to Frank Lloyd Wright’s farming practices, and how today’s farming in the Driftless Area can be innovative and sustainable.
Visitors board a shuttle at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and are transported down the road to the Cates Family Farm to learn about one family’s commitment to conservation and to view their beautiful property. The tour then boards the shuttle again to be dropped off on the Taliesin estate. A short walk will highlight Frank Lloyd Wright’s farming roots, stretching back to his grandparents, and how it continues into the current land stewardship at Taliesin. The tour ends with refreshments and local food samples at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.
The tours begin on a picturesque rural estate that has some unique characteristics. All tours require a significant amount of standing, stair climbing and walking on uneven terrain. There are several series of steps and some with no handrails. Some exterior walkways consist of loose gravel or grassy pathways. There is no opportunity to leave the group should you wish to stay behind. Our public tours are not wheelchair accessible. We can arrange private accessible tours with three weeks’ notice. Please call directly for details. 877-588-7900 Ext 229. We share this information so that all guests may be fully prepared for what to expect.
Tour tickets are non-refundable.