You probably already know that Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures in the world. These 13 structures include a Usonian Faculty House, Wright’s largest water feature – the Water Dome – and the William H. Danforth Chapel.
Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center
What you may not know is that the campus has a beautiful Visitor Center – the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center. The Center features the GEICO Gift Shop and is where daily guided tours begin and end. Be sure to add some shopping time to your schedule because you’ll want to spend some time looking through the store.
GEICO Gift Shop
This gift shop has a wide variety of options and collectibles that are stylish and timeless, just like Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs. For instance, you’ll find lamps, ceramic coasters, puzzles, books, t-shirts or silk scarves. You’ll find something perfect to remind of your time in Lakeland and of your tour.
Standard Guided Tours
- Usonian House Tour
- Basic Tour – 60 minutes
- In-Depth Tour – 2 hours
- Group Tours – length varies
- Behind the Scenes Tour – 3.5 hours
- Accessibility Tour – length varies
- Wright After Dark Tour* – 90 minutes
In addition, self-guided tour are allowed. Stop by the Center to purchase a walking tour map.
Tours Discounts Available
Be sure to ask a Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center associate about discounts during your call or in-person chat. 10% off is available to AAA members, senior citizens, members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and members of the FLLW Building Conservancy. Don’t qualify for one of those discounts? Book your tour in advance because online bookings receive 10% off discounts as well.
The Usonian House
Guided tours of the Usonian House are available daily and the House is next Education Center and Gift Shop.
Read our blog post about Usonian House tours.
Visit the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center
Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center is located on the north end of Florida Southern College. The Center is open Monday – Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Center is closed for Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
840 Johnson Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Parking is available across the street at Florida Southern College.