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Autumn after-hours program returns to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

Grab a drink and listen to live music surrounded by Prairie School architecture

A long structure with brick walls on the lower level topped by a wall of windows and a broad, overhanging roof. The home glows from within at dusk.
The Robie House glows from within at dusk.
Photo by Mike Moenning, courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

This fall, you and your friends have a chance to explore the Frederick C. Robie House after the sun goes down thanks to special after-hours programming at the famous Hyde Park residence turned museum.

Hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, the late-night series will provide guests a chance to tour the 1910 home at their leisure while enjoying live music, regional wines, seasonal beers, and presentations from historic interpreters and local craftspeople.

It is offered on Fridays starting October 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets run $40 (or $35 for Trust members). The last Friday after-hours event is scheduled for November 22.

Fresh off an $11 million restoration and being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wright’s Robie House is considered one of the best examples of Prairie School architecture in the world. The innovative open floorplan features bold horizontal lines, cantilevered eaves, wrap-around art glass windows, and original Wright-designed furniture.

Meanwhile, in honor of the third installment of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Robie House will also offer extended tour hours on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., September 25 through December 18. “Biennial Wednesdays” will cost $20 but are free for Trust members.

If extended hours, live music, and adult beverages weren’t enough to merit a visit, autumn is an ideal time to check out Wright’s South Side masterpiece. The seasonal foliage serves as a perfect complement to the warm earthy tones of the restored interior paintwork.

Frederick C. Robie House

5757 South Woodlawn Avenue, , IL 60637 Visit Website