Tours

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 maintenance and repairs. More information about the Friends can be found on their website at www.unitarianmeetinghouse.org.

New tour schedule started January 1, 2019!

During the two months of May and September, weekday tours are held at 10 am. From June 1 to August 31, weekday tours are given twice daily at 10 am and 2:30 pm and cost $12.50. To ensure a guide is available, please book your tour online at www.unitarianmeetinghouse.org at least 24 hours in advance. Tours are not available on Saturdays as the building is closed to visitors.  Members and church visitors are invited to stay after the 9:00 am Sunday service, when tours are generally available. During summer months the service takes place at 10:00 am.

Custom tours (for groups of 1-9) are available during the off-season and can be booked at www.unitarianmeetinghouse.org.  Groups of 10 or more may request a group tour using the online form on this website year round.

If you are unable to visit us at our regular tour times or have not scheduled an out-of-season private tour, you may stop in and view the main auditorium during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm) if it is not being used for an event. Unescorted access to the remainder of the building is not allowed.

Group tours can be arranged by completing the tour request form below. These tours must be arranged at least two weeks in advance. For groups of 10 or more, the cost is $10 per person for adults and $5 for students. For groups under 10 people, the cost is a minimum charge of $50 plus an additional $15 per person for groups of between 4-9 people. We will email confirmation once your tour has been scheduled.

Tour buses may drop/pick-up visitors at the church but may not wait for their passengers in our parking lot. We’ll provide more parking information once the tour has been arranged.

Fill out the form below to request a custom tour. Our Facilities Coordinator will be in touch with you soon!