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Edith Farnsworth House

14520 River Rd. | Plano, IL 60545 | 630.552.0052

14520 River Rd.
Plano, IL 60545

630.552.0052

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. 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 2020 the Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, began celebrating Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered with exhibitions and programming focused on namesake Dr. Edith Farnsworth’s life and times. The centerpiece of this project, which will run through 2021, is Edith Farnsworth’s Country House – a temporary refurnishing of Farnsworth House to reflect its 1955 appearance. A new tour and exhibits focused on the untold story of this remarkable woman, who was an accomplished research physician, classically-trained violinist, poet and translator, world traveler and music-lover, are now available.

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. 

Photo credit: Jeff Goldberg


Quiet Season Tours
21
Jan
Edith Farnsworth House
Jan 21, 2022 - Jan 22, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of our winter season with our Quiet Season Tour! Experience Edith Farnswort...
Quiet Season Tours
28
Jan
Edith Farnsworth House
Jan 28, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of our winter season with our Quiet Season Tour! Experience Edith Farnswort...
Quiet Season Tours
4
Feb
Edith Farnsworth House
Feb 4, 2022 - Feb 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of our winter season with our Quiet Season Tour! Experience Edith Farnswort...
Quiet Season Tours
11
Feb
Edith Farnsworth House
Feb 11, 2022 - Feb 12, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of our winter season with our Quiet Season Tour! Experience Edith Farnswort...
Quiet Season Tours
18
Feb
Edith Farnsworth House
Feb 18, 2022 - Feb 19, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of our winter season with our Quiet Season Tour! Experience Edith Farnswort...
Quiet Season Tours
25
Feb
Edith Farnsworth House
Feb 25, 2022 - Feb 26, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of our winter season with our Quiet Season Tour! Experience Edith Farnswort...




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