Frank Lloyd Wright's American System-Built Homes

In a career spanning seven decades, Frank Lloyd Wright took special interest in creating architect-designed homes for moderate and low income families.  In the January 1938 issue of “Architectural Forum,” he commented, “I would rather solve the small house problem than build anything else I can think of…” Using his own criteria, these small homes designed for clients who could afford little, are among Wright’s greatest masterpieces.  Learn more...

Become a Friend of the Burnham Block

We connect history to the future for the thousands of visitors to the Frank Lloyd Wright Burnham Block historic site in Milwaukee. Mr. Wright designed the American System-Built Homes for everyone. It was his grand vision to shelter families large and small in special spaces that occupants connect to nature, gather a family, and offer serenity at the end of a hectic day.

We are working tirelessly to restore all the Wright buildings on Burnham Street in Milwaukee and make it possible to experience the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright in these special homes. We need your help to continue our restoration program, maintain the buildings, and help us grow our educational programing.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Michael Lilek, President

 

 


2018 Tour Dates & Prices  
Interior tours of the Model B1 at 2714 West Burnham are led by trained docents. Reservations are not necessary. If you have questions, email us at info@WrightInMilwaukee.org
Address:
2714 West Burnham, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215 USA
Admission:
Adults $15 per person
Children under 16 are free (with parents)
Tours start on the half hour:
     12:30 PM
       1:00 PM
       1:30 PM
       2:00 PM
       2:30 PM
Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
Tours incclude two buildings (Model B1 and a Two-Family)
Gift Shop with Burnham Block merchandise is open!
Tours are led by trained docents.
** We regret that the homes are not  handicapped accessible
Admission


Start Date Hours Description
January    
Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
February    
Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
March    
Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
April    
Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
May    
Friday, May 11, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, May 18, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:30-3:30pm Memorial Day Weekend
June    
Friday, June 1, 2018 CLOSED Wright & Like Weekend - Spring Green, WI
Saturday, June 2, 2018 CLOSED Wright & Like Weekend - Spring Green, WI
Friday, June 8, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
July    
Friday, July 6, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, July 20, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
August    
Friday, August 3, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, August 24, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, August 31, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
September    
Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, September 7, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Friday, September 21, 2018 CLOSED Closed to prepare for Doors Open
Saturday, September 22, 2018 9am-5pm DOORS OPEN MKE Event
Sunday, September 23, 2018 9am-5pm DOORS OPEN MKE Event
Friday, September 28, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
October    
Saturday, October 6, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
November    
Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
December    
Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:30-3:30pm
Monday, December 24, 2018 CLOSED CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS