Address: 14520 River Road, Plano, IL 60545
The Farnsworth house is located in 58 miles southwest of downtown Chicago in suburb called Plano, Illinois. The Farnsworth house is one of the best works of Mies van der Rohe. In the farmland outside of Chicago, renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed and constructed a masterpiece along the Fox River between 1945-1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth. This place has many controversial historical stories and it was rescued by civic groups. The Farnsworth house was restored and open to the public. Every year thousands of architectural design professionals and house enthusiasts from around the world visit the Farnsworth house.
The Farnsworth house if open April through November every year. Reservation is required to visit the Farnsworth house, so if you are planning to visit then make sure to reserve in advance prior to your trip. For reservation visit www.fransworthhouse.org for more information.
All tours are scheduled to start from the Visitor Center and include a half mile scenic walk to the House. Whether it is rainy or sunny day, tours operates regularly.
Hours of Operation (April – November)
Tuesday through Sunday – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Guests are allowed to take photographs of the Farnsworth House’s exterior and grounds for personal memory without using tripod. Photography or video recording is not allowed for commercial use without permission of the Farnsworth House. Visitors are required to purchase permit for interior photography and sign agreement of photography policy.
The Farnsworth House is designated as a National Historic Landmark, the house is widely recognized as an iconic masterpiece of modernist architecture.