- 384 Ratings
Guided Tour of the Kraus House in Kirkwood
Weave in and out of the legendary Kraus House to uncover its rich design and more. Learn how this building was created as you gain a better understanding of the famous architect behind it.
What You Will Do
- Make your way through the iconic Kraus House, a large Missouri home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
- Sit back and relax as you take in a short video that revolves around the history of the house
- Spend over an hour and fifteen minutes exploring the premises with a professional guide
- Hear stories of how Wright came to design this home and why it was such an important project
- Guided tour
- 384 Ratings
The docent was knowledgeable and the tour was complete. It’s a great architectural building
The docent was very informative and thorough.
Docent did a terrific job … history and facts, certainly … but, gave colloquial bits and pieces to enliven the talk … managed to reach those in her audience from "new to Wright" to "longtime fan/have seen several houses" … most enjoyable!
Very much enjoyed the tour and the house. Loved the mix of art, nature and architecture.
Our docent Paul was very knowledgeable and engaging. The house speaks for itself - I love that the Krauses kept the house in the original condition and clearly took loving good care of it. I have seen 5 other FLW homes but this is my favorite possibly due to the fact that this home was designed for a local couple. My 4th visit here. Will be back.
Our docent tour guide was very knolwedgeable and has a warm personality. The property is very well-maintained. I learned a lot about Wright that I didn't know. Excellent experience! Recommending this to my friends already.
My husband, two college kids and I enjoyed seeing the FLW house very much. The tour was well done, seeing the original furniture and fabrics was interesting, and we liked hearing about the restoration. Our docent was excellent.
The docent was very knowledgeable and friendly. Love being able to actually experience the house, walk around all parts of it, and see first hand the design of Frank Lloyd Wright. Beatifful, interesting, and informative. Definitely recommend to others.
Knowledgeable and interesting docent lead our tour. Enjoyed the small group, the video before the tour and walking through every part of the home
Docent had passion and knowledge and obviously loved what she was doing. This made it a fun and informative experience. Loved seeing the entire inside of the house. Introductory film was a great start to the tour. Excellent portable rest room facility.
The docent, Karen, was wonderful! She knew all about the building of the home and all the little details. Very impressive!
The small group made it easy to hear and provided opportunity for all to feel comfortable asking questions. Docent Sarah Duffy was excellent! She was personable, passionate about the property and so very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Thank you!
Excellent Tour Guide and just a magnificent Frank Lloyd Wright House and Ebsworth Park!
The tour is the right amount of time and was very informative.
This was an excellent tour and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in architecture, the St. Louis area, history, or Frank Lloyd Wright. Our docent was top notch and provided a wealth of knowledge about Frank Lloyd Wright, the property, and the Kraus family! This is the second time I have done this tour and it never gets old. I learn something new (or remember it) each time I visit.
Tour was a little long for some of our big group, but perfect for others. Pre-video was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable.
We all really enjoyed and appreciated the tour inside the house. Unfortunately, we spent more time in the 'work shed' and outside the front door (in the cold) than we did inside the house. I expect that's not typical but, this docent had a lot of information and the elderly women were chilled to the bone standing outside, under the overhang at the front door while the docent talked. I understand pointing out the architecture and geometric lines is an important part outside but, a lot could have been continued inside the front door, considering the chilly weather. But, still LOVED seeing the house.
My tour at the FLW house in Ebsworth Park was awesome! I was lucky enough to be the only one on a gray day and I had the best tour guide, Sarah! She also had a docent in training with her and he was very knowledgable as well. The house is one of a kind, even among FLW houses, of several others I've been to. Go see this wonderful piece of Architectural history, you won't regret it!
Enjoyed the house, the tour and the guide. Tour was a little long time wise IMO.
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Also our group was fairly small.
Enjoyable tour and very informative.
Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable and had a first hand experience with the home owners, was a very enjoyable experience. My wife and I have been reading up on FLW the rest of the weekend. Thank you.
Great presentation-- both verbal and video. Appropriate length of time. I brought my husband, my parents and my 19 year old son. My son, who is in college studying medicine, reads architectural books in his spare time. While I was catering to his particular interest in signing up for the tour, each one of my party really enjoyed the tour. We are all local and this was our first visit to this gem.
We have always wanted to see a FLW structure. Saw the opportunity in the Stl tourist guide and joined the tour. I have to say the fact that it was a relatively modestest sized home was amazing. Really enjoyed the tour and the history. We will be recommending this to others. Quite impressed with the foundation that saved this property.
Docent very knowledgeable and passionate. Great group
The tour was informative, easy-paced and very interesting. Our guide did a wonderful job pointing out all the features of the house and bringing in the personality of the Krause family also. She was very knowledgeable and brought not only factual information but a very down to earth way of telling the story of the house. It was very enjoyable.
Great tour! Guide was informative and enthusiastic.
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and very interested in all of the tour participants. They tailored the tour to our levels prior experience and prior knowledge. They were engaging and fun. The house itself is a marvel. This was the first FLW house we had toured and we hope to go to many more! (It was snowing the day we were there--kind of magical! But that RADIANT HEAT on the floor...!!!!!!!)
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the house was very interesting because of it having all of the original furniture
Would have given 5 stars but the video shown at the beginning of the tour is not particularly engaging. The sound bites from the majority of the interviewees were not compelling. Overall, this is not a good way to begin the tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and the house tour itself was wonderful.
We enjoyed our visit tremendously. The docent was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable.
I enjoyed the informality of our guide, her obvious love and appreciation for the house and original owners, her knowledge of almost every detail and awe of the craftsmanship. I’m glad she didn’t sugarcoat Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a visionary but not a practical designer nor educated engineer. I’ve been wanting to see this house for decades and it was worth the wait. I was not disappointed.
Wonderful guide who had so much information about the house.