Please be advised: due to Covid-19 restrictions put in place by the Governor of Illinois, we can only offer exterior tours until further notice and advanced registration is REQUIRED.

Walk-ins are not permitted at this time. Ticket sales will close at 12pm on the day of a scheduled tour and we reserve the right to cancel due to low registration. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We wish all of our visitors good health and well-being. 

Tours proceed in all weather conditions at the discretion of our operations staff; we reserve the right to cancel tours due to low registration or weather. In such an event, staff members will contact guests as soon as possible via phone and email.

Please review our Infants and Children Policy.

Please review our Photography Policy.

Information for Members.

Mod & Merry: Edith Farnsworth Holiday House Tours – EXTERIOR ONLY


For the third year, we invite you to take a step back in time and experience the Farnsworth House decorated for the holidays. This season, in homage to Dr. Edith Farnsworth and the current 1955 refurnishing, we are decorating in classic MCM style. New this year, tours are offered at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm for the best possible viewing of the fully lit house. Our refreshed museum shop is full of wonderful gift items for everyone on your list. Farnsworth House is the perfect holiday outing and sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Tickets are very limited so don’t miss out and book your tour today! Arrive 15 minutes early to check in at the Visitor Center. Note: Please dress for the weather as ALL of this tour is outdoors. Social distancing protocols will be in effect and guests are required to wear masks when indoors and outdoors if in close proximity to others. Visitors with mobility challenges should call ahead to discuss accommodations. During extreme weather, we will allow guests to drive to the house after checking in at the Visitor Center.

$15 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online)

Farnsworth House Off Season Tour:

Off season tours are tours scheduled during the winter and early spring months when we are generally closed to the public. (January thru March) We do reserve the right to cancel with 24 hour notice if site is inaccessible. This is a 90 Minute Docent lead guided tour. There is a 1/2 mile walk to the property so please dress accordingly. If paths are not accessible we will bus people down closer to the House. Visitors are asked to respect the house as a museum and refrain from touching the collections inside the house. All visitors are asked to remove their shoes or wear protective booties once inside the House.
$25 (plus $2.50 convenience fee online)

Guided Tour of EFCH 2021:

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)

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)

Click here for our full tour calendar and reserve your tickets today!