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Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture Visitor Center

Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center

Frank Lloyd Wright Architec­ture at Florida Southern

The Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center and GEICO Gift Shop was opened as part of an ongoing effort to better educate visitors to the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.

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The Sharp Family Tourism and Education 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.

The Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center relies on the kindness of wonderful volunteers from our community to lead tours. Our docents have a love for customer experience and a passion for Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. If you are interested in serving as a docent please send us your résumé.

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Thousands of people a year come to visit the largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. You should too!

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Now you can get all your Frank Lloyd Wright gear you want and need from the comfort of your own home.

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Friends of Frank

Join the Friends of Frank today and receive a specially designed t-shirt inspired by one of our distinctive Wright buildings.


Restoration Projects

Restoration of the Miller Planetarium, which is located at the southern end of campus is taking place now.

Hours of Operation

Visitor Center

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Usonian House

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Water Dome

9:30 AM to 12:30 AM
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

The Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center and GEICO Gift Shop is closed for Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

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Tours meet and tickets are sold at the GEICO gift shop located at 840 Johnson Avenue.

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 Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Johnson Avenue in the butterscotch colored bungalow. Look for the American flag.

Parking: Parking is available across the street at Florida Southern College. Contact us for special parking instructions for buses and large motor homes.

Local Accommo­dations

There are many fine accommodations located near Florida Southern College for you to choose from.

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Information about visiting Lakeland

Episode 80: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Lakeland

This week's episode begins with a hippo, and Craig's recent column on the outgoing head of Florida's State Parks.

Our guest is Jack Coffey who leads the tours and educational programming for Florida Southern College's Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Lakeland. How did the famed architect end up in Central Florida? Let's find out.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center