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Public Wright Sites Begin to Reopen

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The vast majority of public Wright sites were forced to suspend tours and close due to COVID-19. Now, as stay-at-home orders start to lift in some parts of the country, public Wright sites are cautiously beginning to reopen. The Conservancy will update this post as sites make announcements. Please send any updates by email to preservation@savewright.org.

Reopening Sites

The sites listed below have reopened for at least some public tours. If you are planning a visit, we strongly urge you to consult each particular site’s website for the most up-to-date information and details about ticketing and safety protocols.

  • June 1: Taliesin (Spring Green, Wisconsin) reopens with limited capacity and safety precautions. Details.
  • June 1: Gordon House (Silverton, Oregon) reopens with limited capacity and safety precautions. Details.
  • June 2: Rosenbaum House (Florence, Alabama) reopens to the public. Details.
  • June 4: Cedar Rock, Lowell and Agnes Walter House (Independence, Iowa) reopens by reservation only. Details.
  • June 6: Price Tower (Bartlesville, Oklahoma) reopens for tours, gallery and museum visits, dining, and overnight stays, with safety precautions. Details.
  • June 13: Fallingwater (Mill Run, Pennsylvania) reopens with new outdoor-only experiences and tours. Details.
  • June 13: Kentuck Knob (Dunbar, Pennsylvania) reopens with safety precautions. Details.
  • June 17: Allen House (Wichita, Kansas) reopens with limited capacity and safety precautions. Details.
  • June 17: Wright on the Park tours of the Historic Park Inn Hotel and the Rock Crest/Rock Glen neighborhood (Mason City, Iowa) resumed with online-only registration and safety precautions. Details.
  • June 19: Polymath Park, including Duncan House and Lindholm House (Acme, Pennsylvania), is open for overnight stays, tours, and meals, with advance registration and safety precautions in place. Details.
  • June 26: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Oak Park, Illinois) and Robie House (Chicago, Illinois), operated by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, reopen for indoor tours with safety precautions. Details.
  • June 27: Laurent House (Rockford, Illinois) reopens with limited capacity and safety precautions. Details.
  • June 27: Westcott House (Springfield, Ohio) reopens with safety precautions. Details.
  • July 1: Bradley House (Kankakee, Illinois) will announce reopening plans. Details.
  • July 15: Pope-Leighey House (Alexandria, Virginia) reopens with advance registration and safety precautions. Details.
  • July 16: Martin House (Buffalo, New York) reopens with limited capacity and safety precautions. Details.
  • July 18: Affleck House (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) resumes public tours with advance registration, capacity constraints, and safety precautions. Details.
  • July 31: Stockman House (Mason City, Iowa) will reopen for tours. Details.
  • August 1: Graycliff (Derby, New York) reopens with reservation-only outdoor and private interior tours. Details.
  • September 12: Melvin and Sara Smith House (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) at Cranbrook resumes public tours. Advance registration is required and the tours may be cancelled if deemed unsafe. Details.

A number of public sites remain closed for tours but are available for overnight stays. These include:

  • Emil Bach House (Chicago, Illinois). Details.
  • Seth Peterson Cottage (Reedsburg, Wisconsin). Details.
  • Still Bend, Bernard and Fern Schwartz House (Two Rivers, Wisconsin). Details.

Wright Virtual Visits

If you’re still sitting tight at home, Wright Virtual Visits are an excellent way to experience sites all across the country from the safety of your computer or smartphone.

Wright Virtual Visits

Public sites still need your support

Public sites that rely on ticket revenue have suffered greatly due to closures this spring. Now, as they contemplate reopening, they face reduced tour capacity and increased safety and cleaning expenses. Please support your favorite Wright sites by joining, pre-paying for future tours or events, or making donations.

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Posted on June 20, 2020

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