Tour Hours

Tours of the Dana-Thomas House are offered daily at 9:30 & 11 AM and 1:30 & 3 PM. Beginning in February additional tours Wednesday through Sunday at 10:30, 2 and 4.  Click here for tour reservations *****

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***** Learn more about the Historic Dana-Thomas House Neighborhood with our new Walking Tour brochure. Available for free at the Foundation Office during regular business hours. 302 E Lawrence Avenue, 217-788-9452. Or open and download the pdf here Click Here

Find Us

The Dana-Thomas House is located at 301 E Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL 62703 Downtown Springfield, at the corner of Lawrence Avenue & 4th Street

*Main routes to Springfield are Interstates 55, 72 and 97.

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Group Tours

Group tours (15 + persons) at the Dana-Thomas House are scheduled through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Contact: SHEILA HUNTER 217-789-2360 ext. 5520

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More To See

Why not get around and enjoy Springfield. Learn more about Abraham Lincoln, Cruise Route 66, plus tons of other great adventures.

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Where To Stay

Springfield has over 30 hotels, numerous b&b’s, and for the outdoorsy types, many campgrounds.

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There is something for everyone to please just about any taste buds. Check out the local spots or find a chain.

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Interested in becoming involved? We are always looking for volunteers & members. Just want to donate to the home? We are happy to receive donations from individuals and businesses alike.


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You'll be amazed!

Specialty Tours are lead by veteran tour guides, providing guests more time to appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright's work and enjoy timeless stories about the famous architect.

A Complete Restoration

The Dana-Thomas House was restored to a period of 1910. The walls and woodwork were returned to the original color scheme. The ornamental frieze was recast and installed. The bowling alley was rebuilt in the basement.

The Beauty of The Home

Attention to Detail -- offers an in-depth look at the career of Frank Lloyd Wright and the restoration of the house, such as the elaborate process used to finish the home's distinct architectural frieze.

Exquisite Art Glass

The Dana-Thomas House contains one of the largest and finest collections of original Frank Lloyd Wright designed art glass. The collection includes two hundred fifty art glass doors, windows and light panels and two hundred original light fixtures and lay lights.

The Interior Space: Amazing Facts

The Dana-Thomas House was the largest private home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the time it was completed. The house contains 12,600 square feet of living space in 35 rooms.

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 6 fireplaces
  • 3 main levels
  • 16 levels in all

The house also has a door bell enunciator and an intercom system. A control box by Mrs. Dana's bed allowed her to turn on lights in different rooms of the house. There is a walk-in safe in the basement for jewelry and important papers.

For additional inquiries regarding tours, please call (217) 782-6776

"When I say nature I do not mean the wind and the bees and the trees and the animals. I mean the nature with a capital 'N' that is the essence of life everywhere, the essence of life itself."

Frank Lloyd Wright

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