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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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“gilded age”(191 reviews)
“tiffany lamps”(102 reviews)
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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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40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
Near North Side
+1 312-482-8933
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank KatieGMillCreekWA
Reviewed 6 days ago

On of the old and only mansions from the gilded age in Chicago. Well worth a visit, preferably a tour in which you get an insight to the architecture and time period.

Thank Rosemarie C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank seterry3188
Reviewed 6 days ago

The stained glass dome ceiling is beautiful. The original tile work, marble and wood work is fantastic. I’m so glad this stunning home has been preserved.

Thank msuebell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful old house. Took guided tour. Our guide was excellent. Special exhibit of paintings which were very special.

Thank Marilyn N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Brynn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank McWett
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 206SallyF
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August 21, 2018|
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Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
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
April 7, 2018|
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Response from DriehausMuseum | Property representative |
The teas were offered as a special feature of the Dressing Downton exhibition. They are no longer available.
March 30, 2018|
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Response from DriehausMuseum | Property representative |
We provide the headsets for the audio guide tour. At this time, we do not offer the audio guide on smart phones.