Visit The House


Tour Schedule

The health and safety of visitors, docents, and staff are our highest priorities. All guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and follow all local, state and governmental safety mandates. Tours are limited to 8–10 individuals to maintain safe distancing. Reservations are required for all tours, and visitors must be aged 12 and up. We require masks for all participants and a temperature check prior to the tour. If you are ill on the day of your tour, please call 312-573-1365 to reschedule your reservation. Thank you for your cooperation.


12:00 pm | 45-min tour | Year-Round | Free

Reserve Tickets
Limited to 10 individuals. Reservations are required.


10:00 am | 45-min tour | April–October
12:00 pm | 45-min tour | Year-Round

Reserve Tickets
Limited to 8 individuals. Reservations are required.
$10 adults; $8 seniors (over 65) & students with ID

Teachers with a valid State of Illinois ID, participants in the Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites program, and SAH members are admitted free of charge. Please call our office (312-573-1365) to request a reservation. Group tours available by appointment.

Group Tours

45-min tour

By appointment only, starting January 10, 2022, for groups scheduling for March 1, 2022, and after.
$10 adults; $8 seniors (over 65) & students with ID
To book a group tour, please call 312-573-1365 or email Anne Bird.

Location & Directions

Charnley-Persky House is located at 1365 N Astor Street in the Water Tower Arts District. 

Driving Directions 
From Downtown:  
Take Michigan Avenue north to the Inner Drive (Lake Shore Drive-Local). Keep left and proceed for 1/2 mile to Schiller Street. Turn left onto Schiller and proceed one block to Astor Street.

From North/West:  
Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90E/I-94E) southeast to Exit 48B (North Avenue/IL-64/1600N). Exit, turn left and proceed east on North Avenue for two miles to Astor Street. Turn right onto Astor and continue two blocks south to Schiller Street.


Public parking is available on the street and in paid lots in the area. 

Public Transportation

Red Line subway (Howard-95th) - exit at Clark/Division. Walk two blocks north on Clark. Turn right on Schiller and proceed three blocks to Astor Street.

The 151 Sheridan, 22 Clark Street, and 36 Broadway buses all service the neighborhood.

Image Gallery

Image Gallery of Charnley-Persky House. All photos ©2012 David Schalliol