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Taliesin Preservation

5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
+1 608-588-7900
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Taliesin is a must-see for FLW fans -- and more

This experience was the most intimate Frank Lloyd Wright experience I've had. I got to know the man... read more

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kzoogretchen
A wonderful tour!

This two hour house tour led by Cyndi was very informative. Having some knowledge of Frank Lloyd... read more

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Taliesin, the home, studio and country estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in the hilly Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green. It is the name of Wright's house as well as the 800-acre estate that includes buildings from all decades of Wright's career. Taliesin has a commanding presence in Jones Valley, the watershed where Wright's Lloyd Jones ancestors settled after immigrating from Wales in the 1860s. Taliesin was named in honor of his Welsh heritage, was the name of a druid bard, and literally means "shining brow." Its many wings and terraces reach out around the ridge of the hill, embracing the site and standing as "brow." Taliesin was the principal residence of Wright as a mature designer, and the valley was his inspiration and life-long laboratory for architectural designs and innovation. Taliesin in its three iterations (1911, 1914, 1925) represents the most complete embodiment of Wright's philosophy of Organic Architecture. The Taliesin residence is the heart of a series of buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family members on the estate. Other buildings include: Romeo & Juliet Windmill (1896), Hillside Home School (1903), Tan-y-Deri (1908), Hillside Drafting Studio (1932), Midway Barn (1949), Hillside Theater (1952), and the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (1967).
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5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
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Reviewed yesterday

This experience was the most intimate Frank Lloyd Wright experience I've had. I got to know the man as well as the genius. Our docent was personable, well informed and a joy to listen to.

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Reviewed yesterday

This two hour house tour led by Cyndi was very informative. Having some knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright, and not having been there since I was a child, over 50 years ago, she brought great knowledge and depth to the property when looked at from...More

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Reviewed yesterday

After reading Loving Frank and The Women, I knew I would one day visit Taliesin. I have been to the Oak Park studio and the All Wright tour. We had a great tour guide (Mickey) at Taliesin, and I was not disappointed. We loved it.

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Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I enjoyed lunch in the cafe before our tour started. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the drivers were very friendly. How awesome is it to tour the home of an American Icon?

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour was a fascinating overview of the Taliesin estate where we were able to take a peak into his life and work at both the Hillside School and his home. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of his life and work....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our in depth tour took us on a walk and visit to many of the buildings on the property. Our tour guide was knowledgable about FLWright as well as architecture.Beautiful, interesting and fun.

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Reviewed yesterday

Guide was knowledgeable & buildings & grounds were amazing & we recommend the estate tour! Hope to come back!

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Thank Lynn M
Reviewed yesterday

We took the two hour tour and enjoyed every minute. Our guide was so knowledgeable and took the time to explain many of the features of the studio and house. We have been to several of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes and buildings; this tour was...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's home, Taliesin, was fantastic! The guide, Kieran, was very knowledgeable as she took us through his home and studio on a 2 hour tour. I highly recommend this tour!!

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Fascinating to see how far ahead of his time he was. His use of ceiling height to move people out of an area into another was genius. The location on the hill was spectacular.

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837cheryln
26 March 2017|
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Response from MexicoQT | Reviewed this property |
No. The only way to visit is to go on a tour that costs $30.
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halukermis
2 February 2017|
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Response from Rowing_Queen | Reviewed this property |
I concur with comments above. Hope you get a chance to tour Taliesin. It's a wonderful place with many of the architectural features way ahead of it't time.
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CityLakeGirl
17 May 2016|
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Response from lolly702015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we chose the tour that includes the school and the house. It was two hours long. there is another two hour tour that only shows the house where wright lived in and constantly, changed for over fifty years. You see more... More
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