Taliesin West is Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory located in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. Established in 1937, Taliesin West was diligently handcrafted by Wright and his apprentices and maintained for years by the same, making it one of Wright’s most personal creations. Frank Lloyd Wright lived at Taliesin West until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Truly, it is deeply connected to the desert of which it was forged, described by Wright as “a look over the rim of the world.”
Taliesin West Tour Information
The only way to visit Taliesin West is by booking a tour. You will not be allowed to enter the estate unless you are there for an official tour or event, therefore it is very important that you make an online ticket reservation in advance. There are two tour options.
The Guided Insights Tour is Taliesin West’s signature tour. Visit Wright’s private quarters and living room, the gracious Taliesin West Garden Room, the Drafting Studio, the Music Pavilion, the Cabaret, and more. This tour is available Thursday – Sunday. On Thursday and Sunday, tours are given between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, tours are given between 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The cost is $40 adults, $30 students (age 13-25 with student ID), $19 for kids (age 6-13). Kids under 6 are not allowed on this tour. Duration is 60 minutes.
Bring your smartphone and headphones for the new Self-Guided Audio Tour. Move at your own pace with the self-guided audio tour that allows visitors a safe and interactive experience using their own devices (headphones are available for purchase should you forget yours). This tour is available Thursday – Sunday with departure times of 10 a.m., 10:10 a.m., and 10:20 a.m. The cost is $20 per person. Durations is 60 minutes.
Book Your Tour and Ensure a Safe Arrival
Making an online reservation is preferable. However, if you have questions or need assistance with booking your tour at Taliesin West, please call and leave a message at 888.516.0811. While the physical address is 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation recommends the following GPS address: 12345 N Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85259.