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Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

85 S Greenmount Ave, Springfield, OH 45505-1150
+1 937-327-9291
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Wonderful house but the guided tour was a disappointment.

The house is wonderful and very carefully renovated. Well worth a stay if you are interested in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna N
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Lund
Beautifully renovated Frank Lloyd Wright home.

Great place to visit, this home has a wonderful renovation and a nice visitor center. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob M
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Springfield, Ohio
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The Westcott House was built in 1908 for Burton J. And Orpha L. Westcott. The Westcott property is the only Prairie style house designed by Wright in the state of Ohio. The grounds include the main house and a garage with pony stable connected by an extensive pergola. In 1946, due to the housing crisis following World War II, the house was divided into multiple apartments. The house no longer reflected the vision of its architect. The original furniture and most of the original light fixtures and other details were removed from the house. Lack of resources led to an extreme deterioration of the structure. The house has recently undergone an inch-by-inch $5.8 Million restoration. Each of its features-from art glass to original hardware and hand-decorated encaustic walls to massive urns-has been returned to its 1908 appearance. Furniture has been rebuilt according to Wright's specifications and gardens re-landscaped in keeping with the time. The house in now manages by a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the Westcott House, promote historic preservation and inspire creativity and innovation through architecture and design education. In addition to tours of Wright's masterpiece, Westcott Center for Architecture + Design offers innovative educational programming throughout the year, including Summer Walking Tour Series. Take a guided tour of the Westcott House and learn about the Prairie Style home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for industrialists and entrepreneurs Burton J. And Orpha Westcott and their two children. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright's timeless designs and a world-class restoration project.
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“prairie style” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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85 S Greenmount Ave, Springfield, OH 45505-1150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is wonderful and very carefully renovated. Well worth a stay if you are interested in architecture and FLW. The guided tour was a disappointment compared to the reviews on tripadviser and compared to other tours in FLW houses we made in Chicago. The...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit, this home has a wonderful renovation and a nice visitor center. There are other historic homes near by too.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful home with a beautiful and sad life history. Springfield did a wonderful job bringing this home back to life in a heavy restoration project. The tour is skillfully presented by well spoken tour guides.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our tour guide Dick has been working there for 10 years and knows the house inside and out. They did a beautiful restoration a few years ago and the gardens are gorgeous! A nice little gift shop with post cards, trivets and t shirts. We...More

Thank Keri P
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your kind feedback - we appreciate it so much! I will make sure to share your review with Dick - thanks again! Safe travels!

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I visited this house in March and what an unforgettable experience! The house is amazing and our tour guide was fantastic!! She knew so much about the house and was so passionate that she got me all excited too. I learned a lot about Frank...More

Thank Jane B
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so much - we so appreciate your feedback. We hope you can come and see us again! All the best!

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed it and if you are into tours of a house- then you will too - Easy, fun and educational for anyone

Thank Eric C
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Let's keep in touch - we have many programs and events that you and your family may like!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have been to the Westcott house a few times, in both large groups and more intimate tours. I always bring visiting family and friends to the house when they visit and they love it! My most recent visit being one of the best though!...More

Thank Jim M
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Jim, thank you so much for your feedback and especially for your kind words about our docent Austin - I will certainly share this review with him!!! We so appreciate you coming back and bringing your family and friends! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Westcott house was a new "Wright" experience for us. We admire his genius and have visited both Taliesin, Taliesin West, Falling Water, Kentuck Knob and stayed overnight in one of his prefab designs. All these homes were located in wide open spaces and Westcott...More

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Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! Also, big thanks for your words of appreciation for Austin's tour. Please, do come back during summer months, and consider attending one of our events! Check out our website for details. Thank you...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

i saw the bldg. prior to its renovation. looked impossible. but they have done a fabulous job at bringing back the look and feel of the original Wright house. unique in its own wright. worth a visit!

Thank Django777
Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback - all the best!

Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Dayton-Springfield area is most fortunate to have this iconic Frank Lloyd Wright "prairie style" home as a museum, restored at great effort and expense to its original glory. The tour guides (volunteers) are well-versed in the history and features of the house, Frank Lloyd...More

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Marta W, Executive Director & Curator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review - we so appreciate it! Thank you for your kind words about our volunteers! As a small staff we rely on their energy and wisdom!

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Judy S
can the tour(s) accommodate up to 56 people by splitting them into different groups?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Judy, please forgive me this delay! Yes, per Jim's comment, we can accommodate groups of any sizes. We usually split bigger groups in subgroups of up to 15 people. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any additional... More
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wmskoch
What are the hours? Open on Mondays?
5 June 2016|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Hi! Monday is the only day that we are closed! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Guided tours this season are every hour on the hour. Please visit our website for more... More
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Ginny H
When are tours and cost?
8 August 2015|
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Response from Marta W | Property representative |
Our docent-guided one-hour tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday. We lead tours every hour on the hour Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The admission is $15, $12 for seniors, AAA... More
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