First Unitarian Society is one of Madison’s best known and most visited Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. In any given week, you’re likely to find FUS playing host to religious education classes, social justice events, concerts, social events, a variety of spiritual practice groups, memorial services, weddings, church meetings, and weekend worship services. We are an active religious organization, so we’ve designed our tours to fit into the church schedule and provide as much opportunity for people to enjoy this facility as we can.
Our tour guides are all volunteers, and are part of a non-profit group named “Friends of the Meeting House” whose main interest is to maintain the historical and structural integrity of our building. Fees, donations, and other income from the tours are used for building preservation purposes. More information about the Friends can be found on their website at www.unitarianmeetinghouse.org.
Public Tours are available most Sundays throughout the year and most weekdays April-October. 24 hour advanced bookings are required for all tours. Visit www.unitarianmeetinghouse.org for a detailed tour calendar and to reserve tickets. Tours cost $30 per person ($15 for students).
Tours are not available on Saturdays as the building is closed to visitors. Members and church visitors are invited to attend the 9:00 am Sunday service and stay after for the tour which generally follows (advanced reservations required). During summer months the service and tour schedules change. Sunday tours start in the Atrium Auditorium on the left side of the campus.
Private Tours and Group Tours (ten or more) are available throughout the year and may be requested here.
Drop-in visitors: We encourage you to attend a scheduled tour (see unitarianmeetinghouse.org for details), but you are welcome to view the Landmark Auditorium during business hours Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm if it is not being used for an event. Unescorted access to the remainder of the building is not allowed.