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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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Remarkable historic mansion

Guilded age mansion. Many were torn down but this one has been preserved and restored. Allow two... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gilded Age glory!

All it takes is one step in the door, and you'll be amazed by the beauty of this home! It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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%
  • Poor1%
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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 yesterday

Guilded age mansion. Many were torn down but this one has been preserved and restored. Allow two hours but it's worth seeing if you only have one hour. Pros: They have guided tours or head phones for self guided tours. Three floors with many original...More

Thank snowmassbadger
Reviewed 2 days ago

All it takes is one step in the door, and you'll be amazed by the beauty of this home! It is absolutely stunning and each room seems more exquisite than the last. This is by far one of the most extravagant homes I've ever toured...More

Thank rm0463
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing furnishings in a home built for wealthy Chicago family life. Spectacular architecture filled with carefully selected antiques and art. One might imagine visiting this unique structure in the early century = it is so carefully decorated.

Thank Suenglish
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best private museums I have ever visited. The house is absolutely beautiful and has been meticulously restored, with a great eye for detail. While we were there a fabulous 19th Century Poster collection was on display on the 3rd level. The audio...More

Thank SydKat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum; totally restored. Huge collection of Tiffany glass. Upstairs a large collection of 1920s French posters. Real gem in the city. Nice neighborhood to walk and explore. Lovely museum and stunning marble & wood word. Exceptionally restored.

Thank Beach G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to see the great mansions of the industrialists of our country, this is well worth your while. It is not as enormous as the Biltmore, Flagler or Vanderbilt museums. It is more intimate. There are incredible details in the construction methods and...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific find for a stroll into history. Epic old school mansion, intelligent, engaging displays. Its a must visit for locals and visitors alike.

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I planned to visit to see the poster exhibit from late 1890's - early 1900's. I was not disappointed - there were several. In addition the house is architecturally beautiful outside and inside. You can dress and take photo in front of a large poster....More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful from the woodwork to the marble everything is magnificent. If you're into Old craftsmanship it's a perfect place to

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a hot, summer Saturday we found cool refuge in the Driehaus museum. We saw it listed in a magazine in our hotel and decided we could work it into our morning walk. It's a short walk from Michigan Avenue in a lovely neighborhood. This...More

Thank KathieColumbus_Ohio
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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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