Tour the Meyer May House

Meyer May House ExteriorInitially designed for a prominent Grand Rapids clothier, the Meyer May House was purchased and meticulously restored by Steelcase and opened to the public in 1987. Today, complete with original furnishings and faithfully executed reproductions, the Meyer May house provides the rare opportunity to experience a Prairie house exactly as Frank Lloyd Wright intended.

The Steelcase and Frank Lloyd Wright connection began in 1936 when Steelcase was contracted to manufacture Wright-designed furniture for the Johnson Wax Administration Building in Racine, Wisconsin. Additionally, the Meyer May House is owned and maintained by Steelcase today.

There is no charge to tour the house and view the film, The Renewing of a Vision. Please allow 90 minutes to enjoy the complete experience.

Take an online tour or visit the Meyer May house at:
450 Madison Avenue SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tour Hours

  • Sundays from 1–4 PM
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 AM–1 PM
  • Please review 2018 Closed Dates* & Weather Notice** before visiting

Tour Details

  • Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, or for groups including individuals requiring assistance.
  • Call (616) 246-4821 for group reservations or additional information.
  • Parking is available on Logan Street and on Madison Avenue.

*2018 closed dates include Sunday (April 1, May 14, May 13, May 27, June 17, September 2, Thursday November 22, and Tuesday December 25.

**Closings due to Weather: During the winter months, the Meyer May House will be closed when Grand Rapids Public Schools is closed. Please watch WOODTV8, WZZM TV13 and Fox 17 for closing announcements.