Tickets are required and can be purchased online or by phone. The only legal access to the property is through one of the tour options.
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets may also be purchased at the Visitor Center if available. We make no guarantee of access without an advance ticket purchase. Please note that all ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.
Tours proceed in all weather conditions at the discretion of our operations staff; we reserve the right to cancel tours due to flooding and other unforeseeable circumstances, even on short notice. In such an event, staff members will contact guests as soon as possible via phone and email.
Please see our Infants and Children Policy.
There are many ways to experience the Farnsworth House!
Accompany an experienced docent for a fascinating discussion about the history of the Farnsworth House. Throughout 2020-21 the House will be decorated as Dr. Farnsworth had it in the mid 1950’s. This tour lasts about 90 minutes and includes both interior and exterior access. Grounds access for the day is included in this ticket. You do NOT need to purchase an additional Grounds Access ticket to enjoy the grounds.
$20 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online)
Exterior View & Grounds Access:
Enjoy the grounds of Farnsworth House for walking, quiet reflection, or picnicking on the lawn. No alcoholic beverages permitted on-site. Edith Farnsworth’s Country House – the temporary refurnishing of Farnsworth House to its 1955 appearance – may be viewed outside the home and from the upper terrace, using our online exhibition guide. No interior tours will be given of the Farnsworth House.
$10 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online)
Edith Farnsworth’s Country House Specialty Tours:
Starting in August 2020 we will offer special guided tours of Farnsworth House, focused on Dr. Farnsworth’s life and times – and the current furnishing of the House as it appeared in early 1955. Although Mies van der Rohe had specified furniture of his own design, Dr. Farnsworth preferred Scandinavian Modern furniture by Jens Risom, Bruno Mathsson, Florence Knoll and other top designers. Tours include 20 minutes interior access and up to 60 minutes exterior.
$25 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online)
These exclusive tours will start at dusk and return after dark, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Guests will be led along a lighted path with woods on one side and the Fox River on the other, to enjoy a full guided tour of Farnsworth House illuminated against the evening sky.
$30 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online)