Self-Guided Exterior Tour

All Ages

On select Sundays this summer. A COVID-friendly self-guided exterior tour of the Taliesin estate which allows for physical distancing.

Only on July 19, August 9 & September 13

A new date was just added! Now also on October 11.

Rates & Starting Location

Adult – $25
Student, Senior & Military – $20
Children Under 10- FREE

Entry from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (estate closes at 5 p.m.)

Meeting Location is the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (Spring Green, WI).

Summary

For the first time in history, Taliesin is offering a self-guided opportunity to walk the 800-acre estate. This experience offers visitors a chance to explore the stunning Driftless Area landscapes of Southwest Wisconsin while also providing a unique look into the history of the estate from both an architectural and agricultural viewpoint.

Several examples from nearly every decade of Wright’s career are scattered throughout the hills. Building interiors will not be accessible with this tour option, but visitors will be able to walk around the exterior of the structures. Restrooms and restricted areas will be marked with signage and noted on an estate map.

At check-in, visitors will come to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and will be provided with a map and information regarding both the estate buildings and our agricultural efforts, past and present. A scavenger hunt for our younger guests will also be included. 

Accessibility

The self-guided tours begin on a picturesque rural estate that has some unique characteristics. All self-guided 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.  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.

Cancellation Policy

Self-guided tour tickets are non-refundable. Tours can be rescheduled with 48 hours advance notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring food and beverages?
Yes! No coolers or alcohol allowed.
Are there restrooms available?
Indoor facilities are available at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and Hillside School.
Can I bring lawn chairs?
No lawn chairs, please bring a blanket for your picnic.
Do I need bug spray or sun screen?
Yes! We highly recommend both.
Are there garbage cans?
Guests must take all refuse with them upon departure.
Is there traffic on the interior roads?
Only Taliesin shuttles and designated vehicles use interior roads. Please use caution when walking on the roads.
Are dogs allowed?
Only service dogs are allowed on the Taliesin estate.