Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

Sharp Tourism & Education Center

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Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, featuring the Wright-designed Usonian house and GEICO Gift Shop, was opened as part of an ongoing effort to better educate visitors to the Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.

Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center and GEICO Gift Shop

The Center provides a home for the permanent display of photographs, furniture, and drawings depicting Wright's relationship with the College. The Center also acts as a home for visiting exhibits on loan from various other Wright sites.

In 2012, the Florida Southern College Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior for being the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

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Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center and GEICO Gift Shop

Hours

Monday – Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The Center is closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Water Dome Hours

Monday – Sunday
9:45 AM – 11:30 AM
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Contact Us

863.680.4597
fllw@flsouthern.edu

Take a photo tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Child of the Sun"  
Photography by Robin Hill


 

Standard Tours

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Call us at 863.680.4597 or e-mail fllw@flsouthern.edu.


Self Guided Tour

Stroll the campus at your own pace. Self guided walking tour maps can be purchased inside the Tourism & Education Center from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Usonian House Tour

Visit the recently completed Usonian house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 as one of twenty faculty houses. Inside view “Florida Southern College, Frank Lloyd Wright’s American Campus” starting every thirty minutes.

Cost: $7.00
Available Daily from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Basic Tour

Our Basic Tour is a 90 minute guided tour led by one of our experienced docents. It begins inside the Tourism and Education Center with a description of Mr. Wright's vision for the campus and the unique method of construction he chose for the site. After leaving the Center you will walk across the campus as the docent tells the story of each of the Wright designed structures, stopping inside the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel to explore it's beauty from within.

Cost: $20
Reservations suggested. Guests arriving the day of the tour will be accommodated based on availability. 90 min., Schedule: Daily at 10 AM

In-Depth Tour

A longer, In-Depth Tour, includes everything from the Basic Tour and then takes the visitor inside all of the structures where possible. The is our most popular tour.

Cost: $35
Reservations suggested. Guests arriving the day of the tour will be accommodated based on availability. 2.5 Hr, Schedule: Daily at 10:30 AM and 1 PM

Discounts for members of AAA, Senior Citizens, Active military, Members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, FLLW Building Conservancy or by booking your tour via email on all standard tours other than Group Tours.

Specialty Tours

Group Tours

The Basic or In-Depth Tour for larger groups of visitors. Cost is based on the number of visitors in the group and is scheduled on an individual basis to fit your needs.

Group Tours are by reservation only.
Please contact the Tourism and Education Center to arrange your Group Tour.

Private Tour

Take the In-Depth Tour scheduled at your convenience, along with your family and friends. (Up to six individuals) This tour is the for the dedicated Frank Lloyd Wright fan. Give it as a special birthday present or anniversary gift, or just treat yourself with something different.

Cost: $45 Reservations required
2 Hr, Scheduled at your convenience

Behind the Scenes Tour

Join one of our experienced tour guide for a Behind the Scenes Tour of the "Child of the Sun" campus. This tour takes visitors to spaces not included on any of our other tours, including the interior of the only planetarium designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Cost $55. Reservations required
Allow 3.5 hours, Schedule: 10 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Archives Tour

Explore the treasures inside the McKay Archives. Twenty years of designs and correspondence between Frank Lloyd Wright and Florida Southern College preserved for scholars. You will see photographs of Mr. Wright on his visits to the college, an original Wasmuth Portfolio, and other selected documents. After leaving the McKay Archives the visitor will be taken on our In-Depth Tour of the campus.

Cost $40. Reservations required
Allow 3 hours, Scheduled on the 2nd Wednesday every month.

Usonian House

Directions 

Tours meet and tickets are sold at the GEICO gift shop located at 750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way. 

Driving: From Interstate 4, take exit #32 (US 98 South) The name of the street changes to S. Florida Avenue. Stay on South Florida Avenue about a half mile past the downtown area. Turn left on Frank Lloyd Wright Way (formerly McDonald St.) and go six blocks. The Tourism and Education Center is on the corner of 750 Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Johnson Avenue.

Parking: Parking is located in Lot VBB, one block east at Park Hill Avenue. Contact us for special parking instructions for buses and large motor homes.

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