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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

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...
Architecture of Asanas: Summer
Farnsworth House
Jun 26, 2021
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Discover peace and serenity when you join instructor Beth Nuesser for a relaxing and beginner-friend...
Plein Air Painting with Joel Sheesley
Farnsworth House
Jul 17, 2021
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This workshop will include a short instructional orientation to plein air painting, a two and a half...
Farnsworth with Fido
Farnsworth House
Aug 28, 2021
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Back by popular demand! Fido loves Farnsworth House and we know Edith would be thrilled! Edith&rsquo...

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