The Rookery Building in the heart of Chicago’s financial district stands testimony to the resilience and creative spirit of late-nineteenth century Chicago. The rebirth of the city in the wake of the Great Fire of 1871 gave rise to the multi-storied office building that would transform the landscape of America’s cities. About the Rookery Light Court Guided Tour: Set in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s 1888 Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, containing one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions – a luminous and brilliantly articulated central light court. In 1905, Wright was commissioned to remodel the Rookery light court and lobbies. He realized a stunning balance between Burnham and Root’s ornamental ironwork and his own vision to create a spectacular environment. About the Rookery Light Court and Burnham Library Guided Tour: This tour includes the Wright-designed Rookery lobby as well as the Burnham Library, where architects met to discuss the preliminary building plans for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
May 16th, 2023
August 31st, 2023
Rookery Light Court Guided Tour:
Tours take place Monday, Wednesday at 10:00 am, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am, 11:00am, 12:00 pm and 1:00pm
The tour is length 30 minutes
Rookery Light Court and Burnham Library Guided Tour:
Tours take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00 pm
The tour length is 45 minutes
All guests, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Children under 8 are not permitted on tours.
Advanced reservations for the Rookery Guided Tours are not required but highly recommended by calling the box office after you purchase your Goldstar offer.
Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.