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Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

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We are true fans of Thomas Hart Benton and it was a real pleasure to be able to visit the nerve... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
agatha56
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Historic home and art

Very glad that we had a chance to tour this home. It is open on Mondays but closed on Tuesday... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
halltab
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned painter, sculptor, lecturer and writer offers a...more
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3616 Belleview Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111-3808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are true fans of Thomas Hart Benton and it was a real pleasure to be able to visit the nerve center of the artist himself. We are familiar with many of his works but now know just how detailed the process was to create...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very glad that we had a chance to tour this home. It is open on Mondays but closed on Tuesday & Wednesday, which is different from many museums. The house is in a lovely historic neighborhood. Tour guides are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank halltab
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Hey, live in the Kansas City area and have never been, so, we wanted to see it! It is a WOW! You will hear great stories about Thomas Hart Benton, tour the home and the carriage house. It is well worth the visit! The cost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Great place to visit for artists and history buffs. I had the unique experience of visiting the Benton home back in 1975. Rita Benton had just passed away 6 months after Thomas died and a bank trust department was engaged in an inventory of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Scott P
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I almost didn’t want to spare the time to visit this home, but I’m so glad we did. The entry fee is nominal. The tour lasted 45-60 minutes. You visit Benton’s studio and then the 1903 home which is decorated with a lot of his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The visit includes a 30 minute tour. Our guide was very informative and had family connections with the Bentons. It was neat to see his studio as well as several original pieces of work. One of his early pieces is on loan (most of his...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We met our grandkids in KC and when they departed for home we had about 5 hours before going to the airport and all museums are closed on Mondays. We found this tour and found it to be a fascinating tour of the home of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for activities with my daughter while in town for a children's hospital visit. My tween is an art fanatic and wanted to visit a museum, so we were delighted to find this attraction. The tour was a little lackluster, but the actual...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I took two buddies from out of town there this weekend. They LOVED it! The old house alone is worth seeing, but the authentic Benton artifacts will blow your mind. He was so interesting, and such a big deal! Don't miss this. Our tall, red-haired...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sinclair l
Reviewed June 26, 2018

After witnessing the large Benton mural at the Truman Library, we went to check out to painter's home and studio which are now a State Park. The tour is $5 and can vary greatly depending on who is visiting at the time of day. Our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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gabi_kansas
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Adult admission is $5
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