**The Allen House will be closed for tours January 1 – 22, 2018 for annual maintenance and restoration projects. **
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.
Tour Descriptions: ALL TOURS ARE GUIDED WALKING TOURS. SELF-GUIDED TOURS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
90 minute guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House. The house was commissioned in 1916 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 over sized. This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs.
See “Events” calendar for tour dates/times.
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. The garden house is included on this tour. This is a walking tour and you must be able to navigate stairs. Plan to spend 2-3 hours in the house. Interior photography is allowed for personal use only.
2nd Saturday of the month – In-Depth Tours @ 10:00 am. (Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11)
Last Tuesday of the month – In-Depth Tours @ 2:00 pm (Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug 29, Sept 26, Nov 28, )
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.)
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.
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 Sundays, Mondays and all major Holidays including but not limited to Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. 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 5, maximum of 25. Closed on Sunday, Monday and all holidays.
- School and University groups are welcome. Please call 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:
- $15 Single Admission
- $12 Senior | Corporate Employee
- $10 Student | Active Military l Groups (10 or more)
- $40 In-Depth 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.
Photos are permitted on the exterior only. No photography of any kind is permitted inside the museum.
Request a Private 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.
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.
Calling all Docents! Our next training session is coming up on October 24th. 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.