- 227 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
- 227 Ratings
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.
Our Docent was very engaging and informative. The tour was very interesting. Frank Lloyd Wright home are so special and not all alike so with each one you see you want to go to another, and another.
Tour guide was splendid! She was honest, had great stories to tell, and pointed out all the important features of the building. She had a good strong voice which was much appreciated. I have been on many tours and would rate this guide among the top ten. She knew her facts and had a great way to share them. This is a treasure for St. Louis..
The docent was welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The small group size was comfortable and facilitated good viewing of all the rooms and details. The tour was not rushed. The only disappointment was that interior photos are not allowed. Thank you for making this treasure accessible to the public.
The Guide was friendly and informative. She was able to answer any questions and the property was very well kept.
Lovely home and peaceful surroundings. It's amazing to see a full finished work that looks almost untouched!
Our docent was very knowledgeable, graceful and accommodating as 4 people showed up who had not registered for the tour and we were overcrowded. Martha, I believe her name was, answered everyone's questions and did a good thorough job of making the house and it's history come alive. I came away with a deep appreciation for what a treasure this house really is and how lucky we are to have it in St Louis. I plan on bringing my brother, a builder, to tour it in the near future. Thank you for your preservation efforts!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs are amazing. We enjoy the experience of being able to view these works of art.
We thought the docent did a fantastic job! Very interesting and enjoyed the tour!
Our guide was very knowledgeable of the home and the Krauss couple who owned it. She easily answered all questions.
It was an amazing house and so well preserved. Our Docent was great. I really enjoyed it and will tell all my St. Louis friends.
Great tour. Wonderful house. Thanks so much for protecting and sharing it.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable as well as personable.
Our tour guide did a great job pointing out little details and answering our questions!
The docent went a little long. She was very friendly but the tour stretched out to 2 hours. Expected 1 hour at the max.
Sharon was a great wealth of knowledge and made the experience interesting and enjoyable!
The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and answered novis FLW questions as well as more advanced ones. The house, of course, was fabulous.
- Mary Jo
Our Docent, Paula, was excellent. She exhibited an excellent command of information about FLW, the Kraus house and the grounds. She exhibits passion in the topic reflected in the amount of reading and research in which she engages as a life long learner. Moves visitors through with ease while protecting the house and contents. The Kraus house is wonderful because of the extent of the original furnishings. Restoration efforts blend in seamlessly. Thank you for the restoration of this wonderful example of Usonian /FLW architecture. Regards, Mary Jo S. Korona
Our docent was very knowledgeable and had a passion for her job, which always helps the experience. She answered all the questions from everyone. We've been to many FLW houses and we'd put our time at yours in the top 2 overall.
Our tour guide was excellent and the house was perfectly restored.
Our tour guide was very thorough and seemed genuinely interested in the house and its history. That made the tour very interesting for us too.
Tour guide Larry was very knowledgeable and informative. We attended the 2 pm tour on Saturday September 22 very enjoyable afternoon
Our docent was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She provided lots of interesting information. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
The docent (Lydia) was engaging, knowledgeable, had stories to tell about Frank and the Krauss. This made it more personal. Admitted that she couldn't answer several questions rather than "make something up."
Well guided tour, always fun to have the opportunity to step into another FLW designed home. Thank you!
- Bill F.
the guides were very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour and insight into FLW and the owners of this building. There was a good video to start and some neat items on the gift shop. However if you have mobility issues and need to sit down during the tour, you will need to bring your own chair as you are not allowed to sit on any of the indoor spaces in the house.
Very knowledgeable guide and a very interesting house.
The guide was very informative and patient with all our questions. The house is beautiful and preserved with such care.
The tour was very informative and interesting for participants that love Frank Lloyd Wright as well as those who had known little of his work. The guides were friendly and thorough.
Not too many people Docent was very knowledgeable Well restored space
While I was only visiting, my family has lived a few blocks away from the Frank Lloyd Wright house for 17 years now, and I am eager to share this experience with them (bought them a gift certificate to visit soon!) Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, the home and furnishings were (no surprise) phenomenal, and overall I am thrilled that St. Louis County and your organization value preserving this home site as an architectural work of art. I am eager to send more visitors your way!
Well informed and friendly docent!
Paul was an excellent tour guide and showed us some amazing things about the house. The tour group was not large which is always a plus. The house is wonderful and because you received it with everything original that was special too. Thank you for doing such a nice job of saving and maintaining such a treasure.
The guide was very knowledgable and the pace was leisurely, but thorough.