- 285 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
- 285 Ratings
Docent was very knowledgeable
Great restoration. Amazing design with almost no 90 degree angles. Me.Wright was a great architect, but would have been tough to work with. A real challenge to build to his requirements. The level of detail and use of materials is fabulous. Our tour guide did a great job. Very knowledgeable and very inspired.
We had an interesting tour of the Kraus house in Ebsworth Park. Our docent, Martha, was very informative and friendly. For two of us, it was the first tour of a FLW house, for the other two, it was the second. Martha was very good at explaining the history of everything and answered our sometimes off-the-wall questions. We enjoyed the tour!
We had a very enjoyable experience. The tour guides were excellent. Friendly, informative, enthusiastic and fun. Would definitely recommend to fans of FLW or architecture in general. Thanks!
cramped and confining house, only 1800 sq ft. I want to see some other Wright houses that are larger differnet.
The docents were great. Had a lot of background knowledge. Already recommended the tour to friends.
Excellent docent, Paula Hertzl.
My husband loves to visit the house. This was our second time there.
Apart from the house itself being amazing, Paula was a great guide. Thanks, Paula, for making this a great day!
It was very interesting and our tour guide was very informational!
Great staff and a great house.
Tour was designed well Tour guide was well informed and was able to answer questions.
I was not interested in some explanation I would haver preferred to know other details but the guide was very professional
Very interesting tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthused about the house.
Guide was excellent,
Great docent, great house!
Our guide was SO knowledgeable and made the tour very special. I’m still telling my friends “Did you know...” and encouraging them to visit. I have been wanting to tour since I moved here three years ago and finally remembered to get tickets in advance. I can’t wait to tour again with other friends and family that are visiting the next few months!
Excellent docent on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. County Parks care of grounds and building are very thorough and well-done. A treasure for St. Louis Co. Volunteer services are much appreciated by visitors. Thanks.
Very thorough and informative. My guest was a little bored with all the background info, but she is not a Wright affectianado.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our docent was very knowledgeable as he was a retired architect. It was our first time in this house. I had never been in this this tyoe of house, only a prairie style. The gentleman with me was a retired architect so he was much more familiar with the Frank Lloyd Wright style of design. I recommend this tour.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the house, architecture overall, and about Mr Wright.
Very interesting! Glad we went!
The gentleman greeted the guests and welcomed everyone. He spoke briefly about the house and outlined his agenda for the tour. He led everyone to a small room to see an interesting video in order to familarize with the home. Afterward he led everyone to see the interior and the exterior of the home. He answered some questions. He was very knowledgeable. I was very impress with his professionalism.
Knowledgeable, friendly docent who has a lot of enthusiasm for her work there.
the guide was very flexible and able to accommodate late arrivals. She gave us a great feel for the creating and preservation of the house.
We have been to many other FLW sites and this tour was very informative about both the house itself as well as the people that lived there. It was interesting to know so much about the owners and their story as it related to the house itself.
Paula was a terrific guide, extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The time went by much too quickly!
Our docent, Pat was excellent. She was knowledgable and her passion for Frank Lloyd Wright was delightful. I definitely plan to recommend the tour to others. Thank you, Pat!
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of good information and kept the group under control
Amazing property that showcases Frank Lloyd Wright's unique design. We had an excellent docent who was very knowledgeable about the property, the architect, and the people who owned the property and who kept it true to the architect's vision and design. We highly recommend this tour to fans of the architect, as well as to visitors who are not familiar with this work, who will certainly be amazed with this property.
excellent docent; friendly, informative and personable
We enjoyed the video and tour of the home. The guide was very pleasant & informative.
The docent, an architect was more knowledgeable than any we have seen in any of the FLW houses we visited and it surely made the visit so enjoyable
Our docent was very intelligent, knowledgeable and friendly. In fact, he was a little too nice b/c one of the attendees kept asking questions, I believe to hear herself talk, and in his shoes, I wld have tactfully suggested meeting afterwards so as not to delay the tour for the other participants. Wld recommend this to anyone I know visiting St Louis.
The house was wonderfully restored. The ticket was a reasonable price. The docent was very knowledgeable.
Beautiful setting and great Usonian example of Frank Lloyd Wright. Guide Ellen was wonderful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
I have been to many FLW homes and this was the longest, most extensive. Thank you
This is a beautiful house in a beautiful setting. It is unique in that it has the original furnishings and fabrics. It's wonderful that this house is being preserved for all to enjoy. Thank you.
We enjoyed seeing the house and grounds and hearing the history of the house. However we thought 12 people was too many for the size of the house. It was very crowded and it took away from the enjoyment of the tour.