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Stockman House Tour

Touring the Stockman House will provide you with a first-hand view of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and the impact he made on Mason City. Our experienced and knowledgeable docents will share interesting stories and fun facts to keep you engaged throughout this historical tour you won’t forget!

Public tours

MAY-OCTOBER

Monday: 10:00 and 11:00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00 and 2:00
Thursday: 1:00 and 2:00
Friday: 10:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:00
Saturday: 10:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:00
Sunday: 1:00 and 2:00

November-April

Saturday: 10:00 and 11:00

Additional tour times have been added for Saturday, February 4 at 1pm and 2pm

Private Tours

Private tours are available any day throughout the year for a flat fee of $60 and can accommodate up to six people. Payment is made at the AIC prior to the tour. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. 

Group Tours

Tours for groups of ten or more people are available throughout the year. We also offer tours for grade school, high school and college students. Learn more about the available options, prices and how to schedule your group tour. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. 

TOUR DETAILS

ADMISSION

$10 per person, $5 for children 6-17

AGE

Tours are not suitable for young children under six years of age.

Guests

Maximum of eight guests per tour.

Location

Tours start promptly from the Architectural Interpretive Center (AIC).

Restrooms

Restrooms are available at the AIC.

Photoraphy

Interior photography in the Stockman House is not permitted.

ACCESSIBILITY

The Stockman House is wheelchair accessible on the first floor only. A video tour of the second floor is available to accommodate those not able to use stairs. Translators for ASL and non-English speaking guests are not currently available.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All tours begin at the Architectural Interpretive Center located next door to the Stockman House at 520 1st St NE, Mason City, IA 50401. Guests may purchase their admission at the Architectural Interpretive Center desk. We recommend you arrive early as tours start promptly on the hour.

The tours last about an hour and begin with a short video presentation at the Architectural Interpretive Center.

To ensure that we deliver a rich experience to each guest, we limit tour groups to approximately eight people per tour guide.

We love private group tours! Small and large groups as well as student tours are available. Group tours must be scheduled in advance, and we make every effort to meet your requested tour date and time. Click here to schedule a group tour.

To protect and preserve the buildings, artifacts, designs, and objects you will experience on the tour, food and drinks, large purses, shopping bags, and backpacks are prohibited on the tour. Guests are encouraged to leave personal items in their vehicle as we do not offer a secure location to put them.

No, but bathrooms are available in the Architectural Interpretive Center before or after the tour.

Exterior photography and videos are encouraged. However, interior photography and videos are not permitted.

Gift Shop

Located in the Robert E. McCoy Architectural Interpretive Center (AIC) and staffed by dedicated volunteers, the gift shop promotes architectural, historic, and local artisan crafts. A large selection of Frank Lloyd Wright gift items, books, puzzles, and postcards along with Stockman House and Historic Park Inn commemorative treasures await your visit. Volunteers can also help you find more architectural highlights, restaurants, and interesting things to experience while you visit Mason City.

CONTACT US

Stockman House

530 1st Street NE, Mason City, IA 50401

The Robert E. McCoy
Architectural Interpretive Center

520 1st Street NE, Mason City, IA 50401