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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 482 8933
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Ranked #8 of 381 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. The museum is closed on Mondays. Tours are an extra $5, but well worth it.

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Dallas, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This place has a most incredible collection of Tiffany lamps among other collectibles. It is worth visiting this lovely museum.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience of viewing Tiffany glassworks in the type of setting for which they were designed. The home is beautifully preserved and allows you to fantasize yourself in the lifestyle of the privileged. (I avoided the tour of the servants' quarters so I would not have to face the reality of how the wealthy achieved their lives of comfort, leisure... More

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woodstock
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent example of Gilded Age architecture. Very informative guided tour... worth the visit if you like history both regional and national and architecture.

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Troy, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A beautiful palatial home built in America's Gilded Age. You will see a remarkable restored home with some wonderful examples of period furniture. The Tiffiany glass exhibit was amazing.

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Halifax, Canada
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I enjoyed seeing all the ornate over-the-top designs to this house. It does not take very long to go through the 3 floors, perhaps 30–60 minutes. They do offer tours but they're only every two hours and we arrived in the middle of the available tours. We were there on a Saturday and there was no wait and no crowd... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small museum, but the furnishings & decorations are beautiful. Lucked out & visited while a Tiffany exhibit was showing. The stained glass was amazing!

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went there as I saw some of the great reviews. I was so glad that I went there!! I had a tour and the guide Gina was very informative and professional, I learn a lot about the building history, the Tiffany exhibits and pictures. All the lamps and furniture are so pretty and have history behind every piece, if... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an exquisite 1870's residence recently restored to its original condition. Amazing and fabulous details and definitely worth a visit!

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was the"happy accident"of our trip to Chicago, not on our A list but a nice filler when our time schedule got changed. The rich banker who bought art glass by Tiffany's studious; hired craftsmen to carve, inlay, and sculpt beautiful floors, panels and ceilings that left a beautiful gem for the city,.

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North Suburbs, IL
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Walk in and enter a new realm of opulence and extravagance. Not only is the home the most beautifully restored mansion in Chicago but the art is spectacular! What a combination. Take the guided tour to hear and see all the wonders of the home and art. Kyle, our guide was the most professional and knowledgable of any guide we... More

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