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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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Great Museum and Tour!

Really enjoyed this museum and art collection. We did a live guided tour and it was so informative... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hidden gem near Miracle Mile!

For $20 you can tour this 1883 mansion, furnished both with period pieces and items acquired by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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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” (160 reviews)
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“tiffany lamps” (86 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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

Really enjoyed this museum and art collection. We did a live guided tour and it was so informative and interesting. Highly recommend it

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For $20 you can tour this 1883 mansion, furnished both with period pieces and items acquired by Richard Driehaus. It is a sensory overload of beautiful art objects, and the history of the home itself and the tiled walls is fascinating. This is a great...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We brought our tour group from Waterloo and Columbia, IL to the museum on Sunday and it really knocked their socks off. The home was purchased and renovated to display amazing furniture and art. The fact the Driehaus' are sharing it with the public is...More

Thank StLTourGirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

A little pricey for what it is ($20 or $25 w/ audio tour), this gilded age home has been well restored and furnished with period correct (though much of it reproduction) furniture. There is also an extensive collection of Tiffany glass and silverware throughout the...More

Thank LondonUnveiled
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly enjoyable tour of the historic Gilded Age Nickerson Mansion. The detailed restoration, staff and volunteers, period furnishings and Driehaus Collection make this such a a delightful step back in time. The kindness of all working at the Museum made us feel special and if...More

Thank Carla V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A small museum in a grand house. Immaculately preserved. We took a tour that was inexpensive and very well done. Our guide was thoroughly knowledgeable and very open to questions. Afterwards we asked about the servants quarters and were given a small bonus tour of...More

Thank kvhak
Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad we took the time to visit the Driehaus! Our tour guide, Cameron, was extremely knowledgable and took the time to answer everyone's questions. The mansion is beautifully restored with wonderful Tiffany glass pieces displayed in many of the rooms. The ceiling in the...More

Thank beckyinaz
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are members of the Driehaus Museum so we go fairly often. The home is beautiful and has over the top architectural details that are so beautiful and intricate that you will notice something different at every visit. They have wonderful special exhibits set out...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful guided tour of this beautiful mansion filled with original furniture. Nestled in the River North area close to Michigan Avenue and Eataly. A rare find in the middle of Chicago. Do visit!!!!!

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole building is a living museum, priced at $20 per visitor you have free access to 3 floors of this beautiful house. 2nd and 3rd floors are mostly art exhibitions but from the era of the house and style. A particular highlight was a...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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