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. Check in begins 30 minutes prior to tour start time. Limited 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.
This beautiful home is conserved as a museum and available for guided tours thanks to the Allen House Foundation.
Tour Descriptions: ALL TOURS ARE GUIDED WALKING TOURS. SELF-GUIDED TOURS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
See “Events” calendar for tour dates/times. https://flwrightwichita.org/events/
NO PUBLIC TOURS THE LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH – RESERVED FOR HOUSE EVENTS
Basic Guided Tour: $15 (Beginning 2018)
One hour guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. View the main rooms of the Allen House while learning about the house, design and general information on Wright. This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs. (NO interior photography or backpacks allowed.)
In-Depth Tour: $20
For those Wright enthusiasts who want to learn more about the details, design and history behind the Allen House, this tour is for you! Two hour 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.)
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.)
2nd Saturday of the month – Grand Tours @ 10:00 am.
Moonlight Tour: $20
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 Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm beginning in February (Subject to change by demand. Please check calendar.)
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.
By appointment – please call for availability.
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 Sundays, Mondays and all major Holidays including but not limited to Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. NO PUBLIC TOURS THE LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH – RESERVED FOR HOUSE EVENTS
Limited 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.
- Private Group Tour Limits – Minimum of 10, maximum of 25. Closed on Sunday, Monday and all holidays.
- School and University groups are welcome. Please call 316-687-1027 to schedule group tours.
- Suggested minimum age for tour attendees is 12.
- Members of the Frank Lloyd Wright National Reciprocal Sites Membership Program must present membership card. Click here for more information regarding the Reciprocal Site 2017 program.
- Admission fees: (2018)
- $15 Basic Tour Admission
- $20 In-Depth Tour Admission
- $40 Grand Tour Admission
- $20 Elsie Allen Art Tour
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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.
Interior photos are permitted on the Grand Tour FOR PERSONAL USE only. No interior photography of any kind is permitted on the Basic and In-Depth Tour.
Request a Private Group Tour
To request a tour for your large group, please click here to fill out a request form. Minimum of 10 guests and maximum of 25 to schedule a group tour. (Tours scheduled Wed – Sat, calendar permitting.)
To request a speaker for your organization, please contact Amy.Reep@flwrightwichita.org for more information.
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.
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.
March 7th, 2018 at 6:00 pm – Calling all Docents! If you would like to learn more about a rewarding volunteer experience at the Allen House and attend this session, please contact Amy.Reep@flwrightwichita.org.