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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.
We have been here before and enjoy it so much. The Tiffany fixtures and windows are so lovely. The "Treasurers of White City" was rather disappointing, but the portraits were lovely. Always a good place to visit.
I have been to a lot of restored homes in my travels, but oh my, this place is amazing. Every facet is beyond description: the ceilings, the walls, the floors, the furniture, furnishings and so many beautiful objects d’arte.I would spend the extra to take...More
I was pleasantly surprised. The museum is a gem. The rooms alone are worth a visit. You don’t see craftsmanship like this anymore. The special exhibits added to the appeal. The gilded age portraiture and the exhibit on the Chicago Worlds Fair were excellent.
This is a beautiful home, great place for adults to visit. Lots of furnishings. Glad Home was saved. Tour guides were just ok, there were many questions asked that they could not answer. Over all I would recommend this tour.
Too many times wonderful buildings go the way of the wrecking ball. Fortunately someone stepped in to not only save this building but bring it back to its original glory.
There is so much history there can be learned here besides seeing one of the...More
I love visiting historic houses and this one is a real beauty from the Gilded Age, built 1879-1883. This was originally the residence of banker Samuel Nickerson, and was one of the grandest homes of its day. It is now a museum that opened to...More
Beautifully restored gilded age mansion and art museum. They were between exhibits so we didn't get to see much art, but the rooms we saw were amazing! Guided tours available but we weren't there at the right time. Would love to do a tour they...More
It’s somewhat about architecture but mostly is a great example of a “gilded age home” where everything was opulent. On the main floor, each room is furnished as it would have been when the house was in its original glory... More
It’s somewhat about architecture but mostly is a great example of a “gilded age home” where everything was opulent. On the main floor, each room is furnished as it would have been when the house was in its original glory. There are pieces of artwork, displays of luxury, and just some really WOW stuff, like the dome in the art room. So it’s a nice blend of architectural elements with non-architectural elements. It’s more like a visual walk-through than a dive into architecture, though. I left feeling “wow, that house was amazing and I’m so glad I paid to take the tour”, rather than “wow, I know a ton more about architecture now”. (I know nothing about architecture.) The second and third floors have rotating displays. Hope this helps!