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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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Well worth a visit!

My daughter and I visited Drierhaus Museum last week and we both loved it! It's a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Interesting history

My husband & I have been to Chicago many, many times. This was our first visit to the Driehaus... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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“guided tour” (124 reviews)
“tiffany lamps” (86 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

My daughter and I visited Drierhaus Museum last week and we both loved it! It's a fascinating building built by someone who was clearly part of the 1% of his day! You get a fascinating look at how wealth people lived in the late 1800s....More

Thank MetalMom52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband & I have been to Chicago many, many times. This was our first visit to the Driehaus Museum. We didn't opt for a guided or audio tour. The house is beautiful & authentic to the period of the Gilded Age. I was awed...More

Thank Italophile
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't be put off by the entrance fee. I paid $20 per adult for two people. When we were there it was the French poster exhibit. I was very impressed with the artists and how each room was dedicated to one artist or a sensible...More

Thank mondo360
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history, art, or beautiful things than this museum is perfect. The old house has been wonderfully restored to feature most of its original architectural details, and is filled with period furniture that creates beautiful rooms. The second and third floors feature temporary...More

Thank mjsheridan130
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have walked by the Driehaus Museum so many times and have always wanted to go inside but never had time! We finally stopped in yesterday and are so glad we did. This museum is fantastic! The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We...More

Thank rperkinsphotography
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was about a block from our hotel and we knew that it would take about 2 hours to complete, so we gave it a try. My husband and I loved it! The opulent architecture was just stunning, and the French poster exhibit was...More

1  Thank markandelen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in plain sight off Michigan Ave is this wonderful museum. The first floor takes you back to the world of the original owners. The mansion has been painstakingly brought back--the woodworking, the wallpapers, the lighting fixtures are amazing. The exhibit on the top floor...More

Thank milestogo26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a beautiful old mansion in the heart of Chicago, a museum of....the period it was built. Gorgeous furniture, Tiffany windows and other architectural features by famous designers as well, everything is set up as close to it really was as possible. A self-guided tour...More

Thank travelg38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see lots of art, go to the Art Institute (go there anyway). If you are interested in Gilded Age history, or Chicago history, and like smaller, focussed exhibits, go to the Driehaus. The building is fabulous, exhibits are well thought out,...More

Thank MidoriKi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small mansion housing decorative arts. Very beautiful. Current temp exhibition showcases French 19th-century posters, like Toulouse-Lautrc.

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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
October 4, 2016|
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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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