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Zimmerman House Tours

Zimmerman House Tours

The Zimmerman House was designed by the acclaimed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950. It is the only Wright-designed building in New England that is open to the public.

Due to the intimate nature of this home and its setting in a residential neighborhood, access to the house and its grounds are available by guided tour only.  Reservations are required for all tours, and we recommend purchasing tickets well in advance.  All Zimmerman House tours begin at the Currier Museum of Art and guests are transported to and from the house by van. Comfortable shoes, particularly flats for women, are recommended. Children under the age of 7 are not permitted. 

Sound amplification systems are available upon request for all public and private tours. Visit the Accessibility page for information about wheelchair access at the Zimmerman House.

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Public Tours
The Zimmerman House Public Tour provides guests with a 90 minute tour of the house with information about the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the commission and design of the house, and details about the Zimmermans who lived in the house for 36 years.

April 17 - October 31, 2014
Zimmerman House Public Tours are offered Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays,  Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 2pm.

November 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Zimmerman House Public Tours are offered Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am and 2pm.

Zimmerman House Focus Tours
Focus Tours of the Zimmerman House are designed for guests who have already visited the house and would like to examine specific, changing topics connected to the house, such as the lives of the Zimmermans, the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright, acoustics, furnishings and design. Focus Tours include a brief, general introduction to the house, but focus primarily on a specific topic of interest.

Landscaping a Usonian: The Zimmerman House Garden Tour

For Frank Lloyd Wright, the natural setting for a house was just as important as the structure he was to design for it.  Learn about the Zimmerman House’s Wright-designed gardens, the carefully planned vistas, and the many ways the architect succeeded in integrating the indoors and the outdoors.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

 

Public and Focus Tour Pricing
$20 for adults
$19 for seniors
$16 for students
$8 for children ages 7-17 (Children under age 7 are not permitted to tour the Zimmerman House).

All Zimmerman House tours include general museum admission. Zimmerman House Public Tours are always free for museum members.

To reserve tickets for Zimmerman House Public Tours or Focus Tours, visit our Online Reservations.  If you would prefer to schedule your tour over the phone please call Guest Services at 603.669.6144 x 108.


Twilight Tours at the Zimmerman House

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Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman often hosted musical evenings at their Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home.  Twilight Tours at the Zimmerman House allow guests a chance to enjoy the house in the same way.  Come experience the exceptional acoustics of the home with a live performance in the house’s Garden Room as the sun begins to set.

Twilight Tours at the Zimmerman House include museum admission and a beverage of choice from the Winter Garden Cafe.  The cost is $20 for museum members and $30 for non-members.  Reservations are required.  Twilight Tours are scheduled for the following dates:


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Twilight Tours begin at either 5:00pm or 5:30pm. Guests on the 5:00pm tour will start their evening with the tour of the Zimmerman House and end with refreshments at the museum.  Guests on the 5:30pm tour will begin their evening with refreshments at the museum before beginning their tour of the Zimmerman House at 6:30pm.

To reserve tickets for Zimmerman House Twilight Tours visit our Online Reservations.  If you would prefer to schedule your tour over the phone please call Guest Services at 603.669.6144 x 108.


Private Tours

Private tours of the Zimmerman House can be scheduled throughout the tour season. While each tour is limited to 13 people, back-to-back tours can be scheduled for larger groups on Wednesdays.  Student groups visiting the Zimmerman House are just $100 per group of 13. 

Private tour prices for the Zimmerman House include general admission to the Currier Museum of Art and are as follows:

Individuals per Group

 

Private Tour - Zimmerman House Only

 

Private Tour - Museum Only

 

Private Tour – Combination Package- Zimmerman House and Museum

1-13

$200

$160 (one docent)

$230

14-26

$400

$320 (two docents)

$460

27-39

$600

$480 (three docents)

$690

40-52

$800

$640 (four docents)

$920

53-65

$1,000

$800 (five docents)

$1,150

 

Please note: There is a flat rate for Zimmerman House private tours.  Museum members do not receive a discount on private tours of the Zimmerman House, but can always enjoy Public and Focus tours for free.

For more information about private tour offerings or to schedule a tour complete a Tour Request Form or call the Group Tours Administrator at 603.669.6144 x 113.

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Victorian to Usonian: Architecture Weekend Getaway

Tour a unique home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950, wander through the architecturally significant Currier Museum of Art, and then snuggle up to Egyptian cotton sheets in a restored 1885 Victorian bed and breakfast.  Remember it all with special take-home gifts!
Rate: $189, tax included.
Availability: Friday or Saturday nights
Contact the Ash Street Inn at 603.668.9908 or email innkeeper@ashstreetinn.com to make reservations.

Inn Package for 2 includes

  • A one-night stay at the Ash Street Inn with a full breakfast in the morning
  • A tour of the Zimmerman House, owned and operated by the Currier Museum of Art
  • Admission to the Currier Museum of Art for the day of your tour of the Zimmerman House
  • Special take-home gifts from both the Currier Museum of Art and the Ash Street Inn