You Can Virtually Tour 12 Of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Famous Homes

updated Apr 14, 2020
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It may be some time before patrons will be able to visit any of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous homes like Wiley House, Fallingwater, and the Emil Bach House. However, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, alongside the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, are offering virtual tours of twelve of Wright’s most recognizable sites so you can take a peek while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

“As social distancing and stay-at-home orders have swept the country, many Frank Lloyd Wright sites that are normally open to the public have had to close their doors, just when they were gearing up for the spring touring season to begin,” the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy writes on their site. “It is precisely at this time, when so many are shut inside, that we need to experience beauty and inspiration. Wright’s works bring people together in harmony with the natural world, reminding us that we are all connected, even when we’re apart.”

This virtual project kicked off on April 2, and will continue for six weeks into May. Every Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, each of the twelve participating Wright sites will share a “short video tour” of another prominent Wright location. And each post will be filed under the hashtag #WrightVirtualVisits so that viewers can easily find tours on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

First up was the Malcolm Willey House in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and on April 9, the Conservancy showed off Graycliff in Derby, New York. 

The 12 sites featured in this project are just a small portion of the over 1,000 buildings Wright designed in his 70-year career as an architect. And this #WrightVirtualVisits collection is a great jumping-off point to your new obsession with learning everything there is to know about Wright and his plethora of designs.

You can follow each of the 12 locations separately on social media, or check back on the Conservancy’s “Public Wright Sites Swap Virtual Visits” webpage every Thursday to see which house is featured that week.