Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Online Chat
Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Architectural Masterworks of Chicago and Oak Park: Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:




Arts, Misc.

Price Range

$1000 - $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #21498RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
5 Days | 4 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
See Chicago in a new light as you gain an in-depth appreciation for the city as a center of architectural diversity and innovation, and particularly as the milieu for notable works by America’s greatest architect, the colorful Frank Lloyd Wright. Set out on a variety of field trips as local experts interpret the most creative architectural examples in the city, including a walking exploration of historic elements of the downtown core and a look at the city from the perspective of the Chicago River. Visit Wright’s home and studio in Oak Park, tour the Dierhaus Museum, and learn about other Wright accomplishments distributed throughout the city.


• At historic Oak Park, discover Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio. Designed by Wright and considered by many scholars to be the world’s first example of true modern architecture. We will also visit The Richard H. Driehaus Museum where we will learn about and experience architecture and the conceptions of beauty and luxury in the Gilded Age
• Take a walk inside “the Loop” to examine significant architecture in downtown Chicago and have lunch inside the Macy’s Loop location while learning about the magnificent domed Tiffany ceiling.
• A local expert narrates a historical drive that explores Chicago from the perspective of urban planning, including the importance of the Chicago River to the city and the design of Millennium and Grant parks.

Program Notes

This program is designed to be taken in conjunction with Architectural Masterworks of Spring Green, Madison and Racine: Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright (#21488).

Activity Notes

Walking 1.5 miles, climbing up to four flights of stairs. Standing up to two hours during field trips.

Coordinated by Jewish Community Center Chicago.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2016
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768