Kentuck Knob

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Kentuck Knob
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Michael R
Granville, OH559 contributions
Jun 2021
Unlike Falling Water, which required booking weeks in advance, I was able to book a tour on line for the same day after our Falling Water tour while still in the parking lot. We actually got our own personal tour guide. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour goes through most of the main parts of the house, which is still a private residence. It is an interesting house and structure, though not as astonishing as Falling Water. The grounds were lovely for walking around. You get a great view from a clearing adjacent to the house. You will ride a shuttle from the visitor center to the house, but you can walk back along a path through the woods that takes you past the property owner's collection of modern sculptures. Overall very pleasant. We paid $28 per person.
Written June 3, 2021
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301 contributions
May 2021
We had to buy tickets in advance online and we're limited to the number that could visit. We had a large group and had to stagger times so everyone could get through.

We recommend walking the path back to the gift shop and going to the overlook. It is beautiful. Even if it is raining, just take your umbrella. You take a bus ride up to the house.

Tour guides are informative and friendly.

Kentucky Knob is privately owned, but the owner allows tours.
Written July 28, 2021
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Chicago, IL883 contributions
Aug 2020
Because of Covid, tours were extremely limited in numbers so we reserved about two weeks ahead of our visit to make sure we got on a tour. Turns out, we were the only two on the tour. Only four people were allowed on the tour anyway. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We did the in-depth tour, which means you get to go into all of the rooms, including the basement. If you have the 70 or more minutes, take this tour. We learned the history of the home from the beginning to the interesting present day owners, all the while appreciating the architecture. I especially loved the kitchen with the original stove. When you are done, walk to the view and down the path through the woods to view the sculptures. You can also take the mini bus back to the visitors' center. This is the same bus that takes you up the hill as it is a steep ascent. At the entrance there is a nice gift shop. Covid protocols are in place. If you are in the area, make sure you visit.
Written August 31, 2020
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Jonathan R
Washington DC, DC931 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Driving home from vacation through Pennsylvania recently, my wife and I knew that Fallingwater was closed, but hoped to find another attraction in the area. When we saw that another, less publicized Frank Lloyd Wright house was near Fallingwater, we decided it was worth seeing.
Kentuck Knob is certainly less renowned than Fallingwater, but should be considered (based in part on comments by the docent who led our tour) as a companion piece to Fallingwater. The tour shows visitors the exterior and most of the interior of the house, at a pace that allows visitors to see all of the key design features. Even those like us who are not intense students of Wright’s work can appreciate his conception of the design of the house and grounds. In addition, at the end of the tour visitors are directed to a clearing that affords spectacular views of the surrounding Laurel Highlands area. Kentuck Knob is well worth the drive to see a distinctive work of architecture.
Written August 1, 2021
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Al is Traveling
Kansas City, MO90 contributions
Mar 2022
As part of my retirement I'm spending time visiting as many Frank Lloyd Wright houses/buildings as possible. I was on my way home from the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Elkins Park Pennsylvania and this was on the way. I booked the detailed tour, (HIGHLY recommend this tour). I was the only one on this tour (first one of the day, 9:00am) and Jennifer (tour guide) and I were the only ones there. Jennifer was amazing. She (like most guides at Wright structures) was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and showed a clear love of the job. This always makes a tour great, but with her, it was nice to be able to talk/discuss the house and the Wright philosophy. As far as the house goes. This was on par with Fallingwater or the Allen house in Kansas. The house is gorgeous inside and out. The grounds would be better in late spring. My next trip will be warmer weather. I would recommend two days to the area, to be able to see both Fallingwater (6 miles north) and Kentuck Knob, yes, you can probably see both in one day, but the exteriors of both need time to really appreciate. If you are in the area, visit!!! Even if your not a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, you will appreciate the house. Can't say enough about it.
Written March 24, 2022
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Cincinnati, OH385 contributions
Jun 2021
Scheduled reservations ahead of time but ultimately arrived a bit earlier than expected and were pleased to be included in an earlier tour. Tour begins on shuttle from reception area to homesite and guide was very good.
The home is very attractive from the outside, blending into hillside and landscape like many FLW homes.
I found the interior to be more livable and attractive - the home is privately owned and while not filled with custom designed furnishings, the home is very nicely appointed and displays are appropriate. Particularly enjoyed the kitchen/dining area.
Since Wright never visited the site prior to construction - you ultimately ask yourself if you wouldn't have enjoyed being closer to edge overlooking the valley but probably not a Wright thing.
The walk back from house to parking area was enjoyable. Whole experience was fun to add to a collection of FLW building museum displays. Well worth the trip!
Written July 5, 2021
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Pittsburgh, PA469 contributions
Jul 2020
I'm not a huge fan of architecture, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about touring Kentuck Knob. While in the area, I thought it might be semi-interesting and something to do with the kids. I wound up REALLY enjoying it.

The house itself is fascinating; the guides give the history of it as well as providing great detail on how it was built. The tour was a bit shorter due to covid (we couldn't look in the bedrooms), but we could see in several of them from outside. The living room and kitchen were quite interesting, and the wrap-around porch is so nice. It really does feel like the outside is inside in the living room.

The view of the valley just a short walk away is also wonderful. I'm not much into art, either, so I didn't think the sculptures on the ground would do much for me. There were a few things that were cool, though; in particular I liked the pyramid of large stones and the structure called "room" (a circular wall with numerous small breaks in it). We enjoyed walking around the grounds, too.

The guide was very nice & informative. There was hand-sanitizer in multiple places, and they did their best to mitigate risk. This was a great stop that we almost didn't make. I'm glad we did.
Written July 24, 2020
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ784 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We saw Fallingwater the day before and then had a tour of this Hagan home. The use of local materials and the way it blends into its surroundings is great to see. It was a cold, cloudy day and the house was quite dark inside. Lots of little neat touches So glad Mrs Hagan insisted on certain features because Frank Lloyd Wright may be a great architect from a design perspective but really was clueless on functionality in certain respects. We liked that we could tour the inside of this house (although the price seemed high for the short tour). We then walked back through the grounds so we could see the various sculptures that Lord Palumbo collected and placed throughout. It takes about 20 minutes from the house back to the visitor center.
Written October 3, 2020
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Greensburg, PA5 contributions
Aug 2021
Showed up early and was accommodated respectfully by the staff. Had a insightful guide (Jason) who answered questions about the house, the artwork, the current owner, etc. Encouraged the sculpture walk and was very well versed in the history and architecture of the house. Even the youngest enjoyed the tour and the details of FLW's style.
Written August 7, 2021
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Ypsilanti, MI625 contributions
Aug 2021
After hiking at Ohiopyle State Park, I needed something to do that was restful. I called and confirmed they had availability at Kentuck Knob. (It's just a few minutes up the road from Ohiopyle.) FYI: No backpacks on the tour! We took a shuttle bus up to the house and had a guided tour. I visited Fallingwater several years ago and enjoyed this tour very much. At the end, you can take the shuttle bus back or walk back past some outdoor sculptures. I walked back and enjoyed it. Expensive but highly recommended for Frank Lloyd Wright fans.
Written August 21, 2021
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