9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 – Get Directions
Simple house with great tour
I visited this house with my children (ages 6 and 8) and my parents (age 65+). All ages were amused during the tour. There are picnic tables to enjoy a snack or lunch, and the setting is gorgeous. Highly recommend as an activity all can enjoy.
Note: You must get tickets at the main visitor's center / gift shop, not at the house. There's a path to go between the two, but there's a bit of distance between the two, so it's inconvenient to have to head up to get tickets after arriving at the house.
Fun with the Family
Frank Lloyd Wright designed this home as a model of Usonian architecture—the principle that people of moderate means deserved beautiful, well-designed homes. Made of cypress, brick, and glass, the house is intended to blend in with its natural surroundings, reflecting many of Wright’s important contributions to architecture. The furnishings were selected or designed by Wright. Your kids might be surprised how “modern” this house looks, despite the fact that it was built in 1940. After being saved from demolition, the house was moved to this site in 1964.There are picnic grounds on-site, and admission is free every June 8—Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday.