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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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Beautiful home

The Driehaus Museum is an old home originally built by Samuel Nickerson in 1883. It is just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denver, Colorado
This is my #1 place to visit in Chicago

The most wonderful, amazing ‘Home’ to step back in time to the guided age. This original mansion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Weston, Massachusetts
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Take a step back in time to the Gilded Age with banker Samuel Nickerson's mansion. Explore all three floors of the museum and discover how the Nickerson family lived and socialized. Tours are an extra $5, but well worth it.
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  • Average2%
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“gilded age” (176 reviews)
“guided tour” (138 reviews)
“tiffany lamps” (93 reviews)
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40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
Near North Side
+1 312-482-8933
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Reviewed yesterday

The Driehaus Museum is an old home originally built by Samuel Nickerson in 1883. It is just beautiful. It is hard to imagine the wealth of this family. The lower level has beautiful decorated rooms with period furniture with a stunning staircase. Other floors are...More

Thank EvBeE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most wonderful, amazing ‘Home’ to step back in time to the guided age. This original mansion has been completely restored to its former glory. The amazing personal collection is displayed in its original glory. This is not to be missed. I visit every time...More

Thank mmrjgolden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an beautiful house filled with interesting pieces. The tour is worth it to hear the history. You also might take the time to go through it before or after your tour to read about some of the individual pieces in the collection. It...More

Thank trudy h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what an amazing place. This restored mansion is just the most wonderful Gilded Age building imaginable! If you love Tiffany and Marble and the most wonderful wood working in a perfectly restored setting this is the place to visit! It is so over the...More

Thank Jack026
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautifully restored home. The first floor has many art objects. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the house. The detail of the workmanship is amazing. I only wished the second and third floors were decorated too, instead of empty rooms....More

Thank Boo_Rid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here because of my college-level art class that surveyed art deco, art art nouveau, and many other art periods. I really enjoyed the in-depth detail that the tour guides had to give to the pieces presented, as well as the history from the...More

Thank Hector M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

You step back in time as you enter the Driehaus Museum, a three story mansion near downtown. You can absorb the history, architecture and artwork with a guide or on your own. At the time of our visit there was also a special exhibition of...More

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It’s a small but very interesting museum! Go if you like details and if you’re a observant person! I particularly liked specially because you can take a glimpse in the past and on these people’s daily lives!

1  Thank Gustavo P
Reviewed 22 December 2017

So much to say about it....so I will only say that if you like architecture, art, history, or just imaging yourself in a novel from that era, you will appreciate this beautifully restored artwork of a house. In addition, it is used as an art...More

Thank Betsy F
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Why didn't I know about this museum earlier? It's a three story mansion right in downtown Chicago's Gold Coast, now turned museum. Art Deco, French posters, Tiffany lamps and chandeliers abound. The docent tour is included and my docent was splendid and full of details....More

Thank cforlani
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Response from 2333FarMor | Reviewed this property |
I would say kids would be interested only if they are history buffs or Tiffany glass fans
4 October 2016|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to find public parking nearby. Probably not on the street, but in a parking structure. There are websites that will show you available parking, that you can search for on the internet. Just use keywords... More
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12 July 2016|
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