Visitors

Join us for Discovery Day 2024 at the Allen House and get the chance to explore the art, architecture, and design details of Frank Lloyd Wright.  If you have never experienced Wright’s architecture before, then this event is for you!  This will give you a glimpse into the world of Wright!  You can explore the grounds and first floor of the home all while participating in a scavenger hunt of design details easily found around the home.  (All without touching, moving or opening any historical objects on the property.)  This is NOT a formal guided tour of the home.  For a more in-depth tour about the home itself, please consider our Guided Standard Tour or Grand Tour.

With a completed scavenger hunt sheet, receive 20% off in the Gilded Garage Gift Shop!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House presents Trivia on the Terrace!  Join us for a night of fun and friendly competition as we quiz you on all things FLW, architecture, Wichita and MORE!  Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.  Light refreshments provided.   Reserve your tickets soon to ensure your spot on the terrace!  Seating is limited. Allen House Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10

Located in the historic College Hill neighborhood at 255 N. Roosevelt, Wichita, Kansas, the Allen House is accessible ONLY through guided tours on Tuesday-Saturday.  We are CLOSED for the month of January for annual maintenance and restoration projects.  Please check our Online Calendar for available tour dates and events.  Check in begins 30 minutes prior to tour start time. Tours start promptly at designated times. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late, we will kindly ask you to join our next available tour as to not disrupt the group and to ensure a positive experience for you and the other guests.

Preparing for your tour:

Please stay with your tour guide at all times.

Lidded water bottles are permitted on the tours. No coffee, sodas, or dark liquids allowed.  ONLY water bottles permitted. 

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.  Please do NOT sit on any furniture.

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

See “Events” calendar for tour dates/times.  https://flwrightwichita.org/events/  

Standard Tour:  $22

For those Wright enthusiasts who want to learn more about the details, design and history behind the Allen House, this tour is for you!  90-minute guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House includes all the main rooms, second floor and interior gardens.  This is a walking tour, and you must be able to navigate stairs.  The garden house is NOT included on this tour.  (NO interior photography or backpacks allowed.)   (Not recommended for children under the age of 12.)

Grand Tour:  $40

Enjoy a deeper 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 led by experienced Docents.  You will be allowed more time in each room to experience the details of Wright’s architecture and also photograph details for personal use.  This tour offers access to the garden house which is not included on other tours.  The garden house contains a sampling of items designed by Wright during his lifetime.  This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs.  Plan to spend 2-3 hours in the house/gardens.  Interior photography is allowed for personal use only.  In order to receive a quality tour experience, we limit the number of visitors on this tour to 10 per group.   (Not recommended for children under the age of 12.)

Moonlight Tour:  $22 / Holiday Moonlight Tour: $25 (Nov-Dec)

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.

Select Thursday evenings beginning in February (Subject to change by demand. Please check calendar.)

Elsie Allen Art Tour $25

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 you will be able to view rooms while learning about the artwork.  Tour length is approx. one hour.  This is a walking tour through the home and stairs must be navigated.  (Not all rooms will be accessible during the art tour.  Only rooms containing specific art included on the tour will be accessed.)  This is NOT a formal tour of the property.

For a more in-depth tour about the home itself, please consider our Guided Standard Tour or Grand Tour.

First Fridays of the Month – (Subject to change by demand. Please check calendar.)

COMING FALL 2024: Combo Tour:  Allen House and Corbin Education Center  $60

This tour encompasses both sites, the Allen House and Corbin Education Center, formally known as the Juvenile Cultural Center, located on the campus of Wichita State University. The tour will begin at 9:00 am at the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House with a guided standard tour and then you will proceed to the Corbin Education Center for a one-hour guided tour of that structure.  You will provide your own transportation to each site and your docent will meet you there.  

INCLUDED WITH THE COMBO TOUR:

Allen House Standard Tour:

For those Wright enthusiasts who want to learn about the details, design and history behind the Allen House, this tour is for you! 90-minute guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House includes all the main rooms, second floor and interior gardens. This is a walking tour, and you must be able to navigate stairs. The garden house is NOT included on this tour. (NO interior photography or backpacks allowed.)

Proceed to Corbin Education Center located on the campus of Wichita State University: (you must provide your own transportation)

You will learn about the details, design and history behind the Corbin Education Center, designed in 1957 and dedicated in 1964.  This 60-minute tour of the site will include exterior spaces, courtyard space, Dean’s Suite, public spaces, classrooms, second floor and esplanade.  This is a walking tour, and you must be able to navigate stairs.  

Large/Bus Group Tour Rates:

To request a tour for your large/bus group, please click here to fill out a request form.  (Tours scheduled Tues – Sat, calendar permitting.) Large groups – Limited restroom facilities – one unisex bathroom located in the gift shop.

To request a speaker for your organization, please contact Amy.Reep@flwrightwichita.org for more information.

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

If you would like to learn more about a rewarding volunteer experience at the Allen House, please contact Diane.Gregory@flwrightwichita.org.

 

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