Tours

Due to the restoration project, the Landmark building is not open for tours during the month of October.

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.

Weekday tours are held twice daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., from May 1 through September 30 and cost $10 per person. Calling ahead (608-233-9774) is recommended to ensure a tour guide is available and the building is not in use for private events. We do not offer Saturday tours. Free Sunday tours are available throughout the year after each of our Sunday worship services (donations appreciated). The Sunday tours meet in the Atrium Auditorium at approximately 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

If you are unable to visit us at our regular tour times, you may stop in and view the main auditorium if it is not being used for an event. Unescorted access to the remainder of the building is not allowed.

Customized 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 $7 per person for adults, and $5 for people under age 18. For groups under 10 people, the cost is $50 minimum or $10 per person. 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!