Prepare for Your Visit

Take Time to Stroll
Don’t rush! Allow yourself enough time to explore the Woodland Walk trail, snap photos, take in the sculptures on the property, and visit the Greenhouse Gift Shop. Tours of Kentuck Knob start on time, so please plan to arrive 15 – 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time to ensure a prompt start. The grounds at Kentuck Knob are comprised of uneven terrain, to include gravel driveways, flagstone walking paths and grassy lawns. Therefore, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Plan for Weather
Rain or shine, a portion of the guided tour is conducted outside. As a courtesy, we lend Kentuck Knob umbrellas at the Visitors Center and at the house for guests to use on rainy days. Temperatures in the Laurel Highlands are generally five to ten degrees colder than those in the nearby city of Pittsburgh. Please dress weather-appropriately, to include comfortable walking shoes.

Guidelines for the House Tour
Some hallways and doorways are narrow. Large or bulky items such as camera bags, book bags or over-sized handbags present a hazard to our historic furnishings, collections and woodwork. We will ask that you lock these items in your car before your tour. To protect the house, our staff reserves the right to check any over-sized items at the front door.

There are no public restrooms inside or near the house itself. Please use the restrooms near the parking lot prior to beginning your tour.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to tour the house. Children ages 6+ are permitted to tour the house and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Exterior photography, painting and sketching are permitted for personal use only. Photography, painting and sketching are not permitted at any point during interior tours.

Pet Policy
Certified service animals are welcome to join you on your tour and on the grounds around the house, but pets are not permitted at Kentuck Knob. Always leash and clean up after your animals as a courtesy to other visitors.

With advance notice, Kentuck Knob makes every effort to accommodate visitors with disabilities.

Wheelchairs: Tours of Kentuck Knob start on our shuttle bus. Because the Kentuck Knob shuttle bus is not wheelchair accessible, visitors using wheelchairs may follow (or proceed) the shuttle bus to the house in their own wheelchair-equipped vehicle and park their vehicle in the courtyard during their tour. Some areas of the house are not wheelchair accessible. However, the tour is still a rewarding experience. There are four (4), low stone steps from the courtyard up to the front door. We can place an aluminum ramp over these steps to help you up to the wide front door. This ramp requires installation, so we ask that you please provide sufficient advance notice.

Service Animals: Certified service animals are welcome to join you on your tour and on the grounds around the house.

Restrooms: Public restrooms are accessible next to the parking lot.

Visiting Fallingwater
Please plan to book your tour of Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater 3 hours apart. This will give you ample time to explore both properties and travel in-between.

Advanced ticket purchase is essential for all tours at Kentuck Knob.

Is is important to arrive on time for your scheduled tour time. Otherwise you will be asked to attend the next available scheduled tour time.


Photo by Jim Judkis