Visitors

Visitor Information

Located in the historic College Hill neighborhood at 255 N. Roosevelt, Wichita, Kansas, the Allen House is open for guided tours on specific days.  Please check our online calendar for available tour dates and events.

https://flwrightwichita.org/events/

Tour Descriptions:

New:  Elsie Allen Art Tour

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the artwork inside the Allen House?  Come experience an in-depth look at examples of Elsie Allen’s  art collection.  Elsie was a major art collector and advocate in Wichita.  She owned over 400 pieces of art at the time of her death.  This tour will explore original pieces of art that are exhibited in the home.  This tour focus is on the artwork but will also include a “mini-tour” of the home.  Tour length is one hour.  This is a walking tour throughout the home and stairs must be navigated.  For a more in-depth tour about the home itself, please consider our Guided Tour or In-Depth Tour.

March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25 at 2:00 pm

Guided Tours:

90 minute guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House.  The house was commissioned in 1915 and completed in 1918.  It features more than 30 pieces of Wright-designed furniture, all of its original art glass, and several new-for-their-time innovations, such as wall-hung water closets and an attached garage.

Many architectural writers who have visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House believe its living room is “one of the great rooms of the 20th century.”  It is 50 feet long and about 25 feet wide, but does not seem oversized.  This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs.

Tuesday / Friday @ 10:00 am

Thursday @ 2:00 pm

1st Saturday of the month @ 10:00 am 

In-Depth Tours:

Enjoy a more In-Depth look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House and Wright’s architecture.  This tour will provide an extensive interpretation of the house details and the relationship between Wright and his architecture.  This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs.  Plan to spend 2-3 hours in the house.

2nd Saturday of the month – In-Depth Tours @ 10:00 am.  (Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10)

Last Tuesday of the month – In-Depth Tours @ 2:00 pm (Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, June 27)

Moonlight Tours:

Join us for our “Moonlight Tour” and experience the house in its original lighting atmosphere.  Tour length is 90 minutes.  This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs.

1st Tuesday and Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm  (Subject to change by demand. Please check calendar.)

 This beautiful home is conserved as a museum and available for guided tours thanks to the Allen House Foundation.

Online reservations are required as space is limited.  Walk-in tickets cannot be guaranteed.

Online reservations must be made in advance.  For immediate assistance on availability call 316-687-1027.  The Museum is closed on Sunday, Monday and all major Holidays including but not limited to Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Limited Handicapped Access. Please notify in advance of need for handicapped access.  Once in the reception hall, guests will  need to climb 4 stairs to access the first floor spaces.  To reach the second floor, guests must walk up and then back down a flight of 20 stairs.  The Gilded Garage Gift Shop is open before and after each tour for shopping opportunities.

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Parking

A grass and concrete parking lot is located south of the Visitor Center. There is space for 18 cars.  Street parking is also available.  Flat shoes are recommended.

Photography

Photos are permitted on the exterior only. No photography of any kind is permitted inside the museum.

Request a Group Tour

To request a tour for your group, please click here to fill out a request form.  Minimum of 5 guests and maximum of 25 to schedule a group tour.

Become a Patron

If you are interested in making a donation and becoming a patron of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House, please click here.

Other Information

No smoking on the property

In order to extend the life and preserve the historic character of the house museum, we ask you please do not touch interior walls, objects, art glass, furnishings, etc. throughout.

Docent Training:

Calling all Docents!  If you would like to learn more about a rewarding volunteer experience  at the Allen House and attend one of our upcoming docent training sessions, please contact Amy.Reep@flwrightwichita.org or fill out the form below.