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Farnsworth House

Farnsworth House

14520 River Rd. | Plano, IL 60545 | 630.552.0052

14520 River Rd.
Plano, IL 60545


Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, the Farnsworth House is the quintessential example of modern design. And yet, it is also, quite literally, a hidden gem--one of only three such examples of the intimate, domestic structures Mies designed, the Farnsworth House is tucked away into a quiet, sanctuarial grove on a gorgeous stretch of the Fox River in Plano, Illinois, 60 miles west of his famed contributions to the Chicago skyline. In another sense, Farnsworth House remains undiscovered by generations: a full decade after opening its doors to the public under the stewardship of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, even many locals are surprised to learn that this iconic structure attracts visitors from around the world.

Moonlight Tours: Experience Farnsworth House as the sun sets in the west. Evening tours are back by popular demand, occurring every full-moon weekend (Friday and Saturday)from May to October. 

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015

Photo credit: Jeff Goldberg

Side by Side: Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House
Farnsworth House
Sep 13, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This exhibition by photographer Robin Hill explores the similarities and differences between two of ...
Urban Zen Integrative & Mindfullness Workshop
Farnsworth House
Nov 7, 2020 - Nov 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) can help you bring calm to everyday chaos, so you can feel pres...
Edith Farnsworth's Birthday Celebration
Farnsworth House
Nov 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
What better way to celebrate Edith’s 117th Birthday than by visiting Edith Farnsworth’s Country Hous...
Mod & Merry: An Edith Farnsworth House Holiday
Farnsworth House
Nov 20, 2020 - Dec 20, 2020
12:00 PM
Once again we invite you to take a step back in time and experience the Farnsworth House decorated f...

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