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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

Earth Day at Farnsworth House
Farnsworth House
Apr 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
We are so proud of the 60+ acres surrounding Farnsworth House and do all we can to support its ecosy...
Spring Wildflower Walk
Farnsworth House
May 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Native wildflowers carpet the forest floor of the Farnsworth House property each spring. Join the Ke...
Urban Zen Integrative & Mindfullness Workshop
Farnsworth House
May 15, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Urban Zen Integrated Therapy (UZIT) believes in bringing calm to everyday chaos by interweaving five...
Spring Migration Bird Walk
Farnsworth House
May 15, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to learn more about birds and how to identify them? Join Sandwich Park District...
Modern In The MIddle Road Rally
Farnsworth House
May 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for a self-guided motor tour, equal parts game, tour and architecture, will focus on several...
Twilight PIcnic & Moonlight Tour
Farnsworth House
Jun 26, 2021
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the twilight hours on the grounds of Farnsworth House. At dusk, gues...

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