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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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Like stepping back in time

The Driehaus museum is a wonderfully preserved mansion from the gilded age. I was on my own and did... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Decorative Arts and Tiffany treasurehouse

This wonderful decorative arts museum is a little treasure hidden in plain sight not far from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gilded age” (171 reviews)
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“tiffany lamps” (91 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
Near North Side
+1 312-482-8933
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Driehaus museum is a wonderfully preserved mansion from the gilded age. I was on my own and did a self guided tour. The employees on each floor answered any questions that weren’t answered by the plaques on the wall. It truly felt like I...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 5 days ago

This wonderful decorative arts museum is a little treasure hidden in plain sight not far from the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. Tucked away on Erie Street there is a small collection of magnificent mansions that have been preserved and give...More

1  Thank binduAustralia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Museum is housed in the Nickerson Mansion in the River North section of Chicago, not far from the Magnificent Mile. Its interiors are the most beautiful I have seen. (And my husband and I enjoy touring old mansions, so I have seen a fair...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering the foyer, I was blown away by the beauty of this property. Built in 1883 for a cost of $450,000, the mansion at the time was the most expensive and elaborate private residence in Chicago. While most of the furnishings aren't original, the...More

Thank bandtsmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great Sunday morning visit at the Driehaus Museum. It was not crowded at opening, made it much easier to see some of the wonderful pieces displayed there. The guided tour is worth more than what you pay for it. Our guide was...More

Thank Ready2Go4it
Reviewed 1 week ago

See how the wealthy of turn of the century lived. Homes like this leave Frank Lloyd Wright in their dust. A must see for those who appreciate old classic homes. The audio tour is recommended over the group tour. The Christmas decorations are also a...More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like architecture and design at all this is a must see. Every room is different, every floor, every wall and it is beautiful. More than I expected from it's description.

Thank Lori765
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been aware of this museum before, but in passing noticed that they had an exhibition of French Posters. While the posters were great, the building itself was magnificent! Carved wood, marble and Tiffany lamps. What a wonderful and surprising discovery. I would...More

Thank PoisonPrincess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Chicago a lot and I was looking for something new to do and this fit the bill. We took the guided tour which for $5.00 was a bargain. The docent shared so many interesting bits of information with us during the...More

Thank aster7835
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large home that makes for a small museum. In our case, as we took self guided tours, this meant we were constantly being pushed out by or waiting on 2 simultaneous guided tours going on. We were literally asked to leave a...More

Thank digby1975
Liz T, Manager at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to the Driehaus Museum, we are sorry to hear about your experience. Please know the type of behavior you described above is against our policies and should not have happened. If you would like to email us at info@driehausmuseum.org we...More

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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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