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The Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center is the gateway to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus at Florida Southern College (also known as the Florida Southern College Architectural District) in Lakeland, Florida.  Designed and built between 1938 and 1958, the Florida Southern College Architectural District is the largest single-site collection of Wright’s work in the world and a National Historic Landmark (2012).The Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center offers a variety of self-guided, docent-led, and group tours of the Wright campus, providing visitors with information about this one-of-a-kind collection of the architect’s work that Wright himself proclaimed to be among his best. The Center provides a home for the permanent display of photographs, furniture, and drawings depicting Wright’s relationship with the College. The Center also acts as a home for visiting exhibits on loan from various other Wright sites.

Located at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright Way in Lakeland, Florida, the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day). Tour reservations can be made online, by email, or by phone. For more information, visit flsouthern.edu.

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