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Farnsworth House

14520 River Rd, Plano, IL 60545-9710
+1 630-552-0052
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Morning tour is less crowded

"People who live in glass houses." Wow, to go to the source. What can I add to all the reviewers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
April 2015

Amazing house visited in April 2015. Planning to visit today again with the whole family. Excited... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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14520 River Rd, Plano, IL 60545-9710
+1 630-552-0052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

"People who live in glass houses." Wow, to go to the source. What can I add to all the reviewers who gave it 5 starts? Well maybe to the one in 2016 who after taking the whole tour still somehow thinks it is by Frank...More

Thank HelloJoeOne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing house visited in April 2015. Planning to visit today again with the whole family. Excited to show my wife who is into architecture.

Thank Louis C
Reviewed 18 December 2016

WoW! After reading about and studying this classic icon of architecture since I was a student (more than 30 years ago) I was finally able to walk the grounds and visit the Farnsworth House. I bet many others feel similarly upon visiting this important work...More

1  Thank Pillsbury1111
Reviewed 28 October 2016

For all architecture fans, a place that should be on your bucket list! We had an excellent tour guide, and enjoyed everything about it ...the history, the location, the design. It was simply wonderful, and a great gift shop to boot!

Thank Mary_Goes_West
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This icon of modern architecture is worth the 1 hour drive from Chicago Thanks to Mac for his knowledge and explanations and to Ellen for the kindness . Beautiful place

Thank betina r
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Mies was misunderstood by many in his time. The existence of this structure today is living proof of his timeless genius. A great example of timelessness. The Marilyn Monroe of architecture.

Thank mbtcltd
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Although beat to the punch by Phillip Johnson, who saw Mies' initial designs for a glass house, the Farnsworth House is the progenitor of the residential glass box. While the house is stripped to its simplest elements, Mies' handling of his basic materials, steel, glass,...More

1  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a tremendous site to visit. The house is great and the grounds are nice. The guided tour is great and the guides are very knowlegable. The site is a bit hard to find for someone out of state. If you find it the...More

Thank allenstillman
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Farnswhorth House was the very first house I drew in architecture school and I was really excited about visiting it when I went to Chicago. However, I considered not doing it since it's hard to get there from the city. I am so glad...More

Thank albertoused
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We took the Chicago Architecture Foundation Sunday bus tour out to the house. It included a guide at the house and took about 4 hours and 30 minutes (travel time took up about 3 hours). The bus was comfortable and provided a glimpse of Illinois...More

Thank nradjko61
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Lauren R
Can you drive by the Farnsworth House even if it's closed?
16 April 2017|
Response from Mary_Goes_West | Reviewed this property |
You can, but you may not be able to see it from the road. You might have a better look from the bridge nearby.
Is it possible to reach Farnsworth by públic transport from Chicago?
22 May 2016|
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Response from raysan208 | Reviewed this property |
There is no public service "door to door" to the Farnsworth house. The Amtrak rails can get you from Chicago to downtown Plano which is about 4 miles or so away. It is fairly easy drive by car from Chicago to the Farnsworth... More
Vanesa M
Hola a todos, :) se puede ir a la casa fransworth este mes de marzo 2017. Y cómo hago para ir desde Chicago.
8 March 2017|
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