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Dana-Thomas House

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Address: 300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
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+1 217-782-6776
10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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You Get to See it All!

so many times on these tours, they leave out some of the rooms. Here, you see it all. We even went in the basement where they hung all the coats during the parties. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Wauconda, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dana-Thomas House is a wonderful piece of history. The great tour guides take you to every part of the house. What I love is the feeling of stepping back in time, to another era. I love to visit at Christmas when every room in the house is decked out for Christmas.

Thank Illinoisgirl89
Wauconda, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

so many times on these tours, they leave out some of the rooms. Here, you see it all. We even went in the basement where they hung all the coats during the parties. Our guide had great stories and created a vivid picture of life here, of the struggles between Dana and Frank, and of the quirky lady who lived... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a wonderful example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home with many original furnishings. Great tour guides who are very knowledgeable regarding the Dana Thomas House.

Thank Rosemary D
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazing Frank Lloyd Wright House. I rank this as one of my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright tours that I have been on. The tour was very comprehensive and did not really skip any spaces in the very large building.

Thank matopper
Pompano Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Wright's larger homes, built for one of Springfield's early bigshots. Well preserved with many original Wright-designed furniture pieces. Don't miss the surprises in the basement. Nearby Decatur has a few Wrights as well, but hard to find.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Delightful tour. Most Frank Lloyd Wright homes don't have the original furnishing. In this case original owner tried to sell them, but was unsuccessful so they are still there! there are many levels/stairs @ this place. you are not to touch any of the furnishings nor can you sit on them. We were there on a dark cloudy day. Would... More 

Thank Te B
Kearny, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is such a beautiful home. The tour is excellent...guided by a knowledgeable tour guide. Great history. There is a parking lot with free parking...follow signs.

Thank darrn59
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This house is extremely interesting for its architectural beauty and the furniture/decorations which were also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour which takes about an hour is very informative. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $15 for the family. The total cost apparently was about $60,000 in 1904 money (Frank Lloyd got 10% commission) and must be priceless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You do not need to be a big fan of architecture to enjoy this beautiful building. It is lovely and peaceful and a perfect place to spend an hour. I bring guests here and never get tired of seeing it. It is like walking through a gorgeous painting. the guides are friendly and know the history of the place and... More 

Thank Denise C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A wonderful example of Wright's Prairie Style architecture in downtown Springfield. The docents are well-informed and provide lesser known facts about the home and its owner Susan Lawrence Dana. Adding to the experience is that much of the original furniture is still in the home. Be sure to stop in the well-stocked gift shop after the tour. A beautiful place... More 

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