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Farnsworth House—the famous glass house along the bank of the Fox River—is one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces, designed by Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1951. A founder and leader of the modernist movement in Europe, Mies lived and worked in Chicago for over 30 years, where he invented an architecture of glass and steel that changed the look of cities across the world.

4.5 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

We'll travel by deluxe motor coach to Farnsworth House, located in a rural area 62 miles southwest of the city. The program includes a guided tour of the exterior and interior of the house and presentations on the life and work of Mies van der Rohe.

  • This tour includes a 500-yard walk to and from the house on a wooded path. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather.
  • You're welcome to bring snacks and beverages on the bus. Light refreshments can also be purchased at Farnsworth House.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.

Upcoming Farnsworth House by Bus Tours

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