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Dana-Thomas House

300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
+1 217-782-6776
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What an amazing treat!

This is a knowledgable guided tour of the first house commissioned and it truly a work of art... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kitty H
Chicago, United States
Boring for kids

Be prepared to entertain the kids while on the tour. Depending on the other people in your group... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria L
Bainbridge, Indiana, United States
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“art glass” (47 reviews)
“prairie style” (36 reviews)
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300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
+1 217-782-6776
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a knowledgable guided tour of the first house commissioned and it truly a work of art! Donation suggested and your eyes will be filled with so much! A must!!!!

Thank Kitty H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to entertain the kids while on the tour. Depending on the other people in your group, there could be a lot of repetition of questions. Lots of original pieces. Too bad no pics, but I think that across the board for all Wright...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent addition to your trip to Springfield IL. Susan Dana was a wealthy woman who had a terrible life. This house though is a thing of beauty. If you can, visit in December when it is decorated for Christmas. I've been there...More

Thank chicagohappy11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The free (donation accepted) tour of this early 20th century example of one of Wright's best early efforts complete with most of the house's original Wright designed furnishings. Preserved and presented by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Thank bmchardy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An architectural masterpiece. The history of the property and its transformation are unimaginable. A must see.

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not huge architecture fans, but someone recommended that we visit this home. We were really glad we did. We learned so much about Wright's Prairie-style home and about the ups and downs in the life of Susan Lawrence Dana. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Bev01469
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was built between 1902 and 1904 for Susan Lawrence Dana of Springfield and is one of Wright's first major Prairie-style houses and one of the most elaborate. It contains more than 100 pieces of original Wright-designed furniture and 450 examples of art glass doors,...More

Thank treeface
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is an incredible tour of a amazing Frank Lloyd Wright design. The parking is very very convenient. The spectaculars views afforded throughout the house plus the botanical gardens are a sight to behold. The knowledgeable tour guide not only guides you through the house...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style homes, this is the largest and most opulent. It contains the original furniture. Prior to the tour, you see a short video about the home's history and a tour guide will then take you through the home. The guides...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Incredible architecture that silences with awe even unruly children you might end up on a tour with,(I did). This place is so unusual in the design, that the loud whining of "I want candy" ceased as soon as the door opened to allow a view...More

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Anne S
26 October 2016|
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Response from Inalilady | Reviewed this property |
Not very accessible. You'll be able to see some of it.
10 October 2016|
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Response from gil o | Reviewed this property |
The site is open year round Weds.-Sun. and seasonally Mon. & Tues. The website doesn't say when the seasonal ends. The best thing to do is call 1 217 782-6776. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
Vernona M
29 June 2016|
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Response from 1970DeeDee | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adults, $5 for children,or $15 for a family are the suggested donation costs that include a 7 minute introductory and informative video and tour that lasts about an hour.