This was well worth a visit. We went because the museum was featuring the Tiffany items in its collection, but the house also is very impressive in its own right.
... and I like to see historic properties! perhaps because there was so much Tiffany? Perhaps because the house was so dark? Perhpas because it was quite pricey? Not sure... but, I didn't find that it inspired me on any accounts. I really wanted it to though..... I found the Frank Lloyd Wright houses Oak Park so much more interesting... More
When this man puts his name on something,you better go seeit--nothing but the best from him-if you are into woodwork you will really appreciate the craftmanship that went into this place..
Traveling to Chicago often we've walked past the mansion many times but never realized what a gem awaited us. It was a bitterly cold day and the museum was a very pleasant way to spend 90 minutes. There are 3 options for the visit: self guided with descriptions posted about various pieces in the room, using a recorded narrative or... More
I used to work across the street from what was then called the Nickerson Mansion. The American College of Surgeons owned the property and I was only in the house one time years ago. Richard Driehaus has done a masterful job of restoring the house to its former glory. No expense was spared and it shows. Salamander fabrics, beautiful tiles... More
From the minute you walk in you realize you are somewhere special. Every room had beauty and warranted time to just take it in. The ceilings were works of art,the gorgeous carved woodwork, it is so hard to do it justice with the written word. We took the special Tiffany tour and would recommend it. You are allowed to take... More
It was a treat to step into the past and experience the vibrancy the structure and contents this mansion built by Samuel M. Nickerson offered. The unusual and magnificent architecture, the original furnishing, the ceilings, floors, and collected items delight the eye. The history of this restored mansion is a fascinating story. Fortunately for Chicagoans and visitors, the mansion and... More
The Richard Driehaus Museum is a restored mansion from the gilded era. The building was meticulously restored, and every room features eye-popping details. Fall of 2013, there is a special exhibit of Mr. Driehaus' Tiffany collection on the second floor of the museum. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy the beauty of this place. Want to avoid... More
I have been to Chicago many times and never been to this Museum. Because of its rating on Travel advisors we decided to give it a try. What a fabulous place. An outstanding collection of Tiffany in a setting that will make your jaw drop.
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