I bought a Groupon for me, my husband, my brother and dad to visit farnswoth house for Father's day. What a great tour! We are an anti-guided tour and had a great visit. Our docent John was a great, knowledgeable guide. From afar, the house seems so simple and you can't even imagine the stories and history you will discover.... 更多
This house was built in 1951 by Mies van der Rohe as a weekend retreat for Dr Farnsworth. She wanted a modern house built in the countryside. It is made almost entirely of glass, stands on low stilts and seems to float above the ground. It is still a modern house by today's standards. If you take the tour round... 更多
This attraction is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, and a must stop for anyone interested in architecture. The Farnsworth house was way ahead of it's time. A modern masterpiece designed by Mies Van der Rohe, this house draws visitors from around the world to study its design. The tours are very educational, as is the film before the tour.... 更多
We hired a car from downtown Chicago and after some initial adjustment to the satnav it was a really straightforward and enjoyable drive out to the Fox River taking less than an hour. The visitor centre is modest but has everything you need; good loos, plenty of room to watch the introductory video and a really interesting shop. There isn't... 更多
If you are a Mies van der Rohe, architecture or history buff, this is a great place to visit. You get the opportunity to see the house from all sides including the interior. The tour is informative, interesting and it's a treat to see the house that looks modern still 70 years after it was designed.
A friend who lives locally took me here. It was a wonderful tour, Mac was knowledgeable and shared his information freely. The building is inspirational.
This house was on my 'local bucket list' for a few years now and we finally took the short ride to visit it. We took the guided tour and the history and it was easily worth the $20 entry fee. You get up close and personal with the house and its story, and you also get plenty of time to... 更多
This was a place I've wanted to see for a long time, but the admission price always held me back. However, I finally got there through a work-arranged tour! The house is amazing - historically important and well worth seeing. I couldn't get over the feeling that the house is floating because of the way the structure is done. I... 更多
Mies van der Rohe told Mrs Farnsworth he made her famous and she should not complain about the price. I don't think he was ever paid in full. But the place did make her famous and it is well worth the trip out to the Fox River near Plano, IL. Not crowded, good place to picnic.
Mies's apocryphal remark to Dr Farnsworth that she won't need any clothes in the house he had built for her on the banks of the Fox River is only one of the juicy anecdotes and legends that surround the genesis of this modernist icon. And whether any or all of them are true is not as important as the many,... 更多