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 Visitors’ 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.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and require a purchased ticket.

Guided Tour Cost: $20 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online, $5 convenience fee if ticket is purchased on site if available).

There are three ways to experience the Farnsworth House:


Guided Tour
(Arrive On Your Own)


Personalized Tours from Chicago



Motor Coach Tours from Chicago

Members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Landmarks Illinois, and Active Military are offered a 50% discounted admission price on tours ($10 off). To receive the discount, purchase your tickets online and apply the following promotional codes:

No refunds will be provided for mis-purchased tickets.

You MUST show your current valid membership or military card upon arrival at the Farnsworth House visitor center or you will be charged the balance due on the ticket.

Accompany an experienced docent for a fascinating discussion about the history of the Farnsworth House.

  • Attire: Please wear weather appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes which you will be asked to remove for the interior part of the tour. Socks are required for interior access.
  • Parking: At the Visitors’ Center located at Gate 1.
  • Departure: Check-in prior to departure is required. Tours begin at their scheduled time, leaving from the Visitor Center on a stroll along the scenic river path. A short film presentation in the visitors’ center can be enjoyed by guests before or after the tour.
  • Duration: Approximately 90 minutes. The journey includes a mile of walking (see Accessibility tab if this distance is a concern) and will be conducted rain or shine. Additional time at the end of the tour allows visitors to casually enjoy the exterior and the surrounding property.
  • Photography: Exterior photography is allowed  on all tours (no tripods). Interior photography permits are available for purchase on all weekday tours or the 3 pm weekend tours only. Our Photography Policy applies to all visitors.
  • Pets: Are not permitted on the property.
  • Tour Translations: Available on our website in several languages.

Group Tours (15 or more) can be tailored to suit your requirements. Please consult the Group Tours page for more information.

Private tours are available and must be scheduled with a staff member of the Farnsworth House. Please call 630.552.0052 for more information.