Winter is the ideal time to reconnect with nature!. Enjoy the beauty of our wooded grounds along the Fox River within the warmth of Farnsworth House. Despite cold and snow guided tours are offered through winter at Farnsworth House. Shuttle services are provided when walking paths are impassable or weather severe. Tours are available 11:00 am and 2:00pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays through March 10th. For a limited time guest can save $5 on a tour ticket using the promo code Winter. Advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged. Get yours here.
Farnsworth House is still available for group tours, private rentals and photo shoots during the winter months. Our regular season opens Tuesday, March 31st when the full schedule of tours is available Tuesdays through Fridays – 10am, 12pm, and 2pm and Saturdays and Sundays – on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Return this spring to see Edith Farnsworth’s Country House, when the house is staged with replicas of Dr. Farnsworth’s furnishings and collected objects.
Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951, the Farnsworth House is a vital part of American iconography, an exemplary representation of both the International Style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature. Mies constructed this glass box residence of “almost nothing” for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a country retreat along the Fox River in Plano, IL. It continued to be a private residence for over 50 years until Landmarks Illinois and the National Trust for Historic Preservation purchased it in 2003.
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