Over the last several years we have taken an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and have actively sought out locations of the many buildings scattered throughout Wisconsin. We have found his work in many of the Wisconsin cities we have visited, including Madison where we live and it’s suburbs. Wingspread is the former home of S.C. Johnson and it was completed in 1939. It’s now open for free tours. Book yours in advance, no walk-in’s permitted. Planning well in advance of your visit is important as these tours fill up fast! We scheduled ours about 5 weeks before our visit.
Wingspread Tour – Call 262-681-3353. or choose your time here online.
Our tour began at 3:30, first an introduction by our guide Tracy. We then watched a 20-minute movie about Wingspread, many funny stories and anecdotes by the grown children who lived there. Here is a map of the grounds you can look at just outside of the entry gate. And we were given a copy of the house floor plan. This is a self-guided tour, and photography both inside and out is permitted.
Here is an overview of Wingspread, given by our guide Tracy.
We really enjoyed the tour and recommend it to any fans of Frank Lloyd Wright.