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A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional...more
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This is a beautiful mansion with nearly all of its original furnishings. Docent was excellent, and the tour was detailed but not at all boring! Combine this with Clarke House and the Second Presbyterian Church for a great look back in time!
This house museum is a must see for architecture buffs. The house is unique and has a very interesting history.
The museum is very well maintained and our docent was very knowledgeable and well trained. The story of the neighborhood is interesting as well.
Great house tour with knowledgeable docent. Interesting background on Richardson Romanesque in waiting area. House itself has excellent woodwork and an extensive Isaac Scott collection. Show your National Trust membership card for discounted admission. After, walk around the beautiful Prarie Historic district and visit park...More
This amazing home on the former mansion-lined Prairie Ave. still wows today. The hour long tour is the only way to visit, and the docents share many wonderful tidbits from the Glessner family's life in the late 1800s. Over 90% of the home's content is...More
If you enjoy architecture and/or Chicago history, do not miss the Glessner House! During the hour long tour, you are able to step back in time and into the coach house, courtyard and main home of the Glessner family. Lauren was an enthusiastic tour guide...More
I went there in Chicago open house event, but the instruction for the entry is very unclear, you are difficult to find where is the entry point, the exit door has security to stand by, restricting people to enter from the exit door, even he...More
Glessner House and Museum offers a treasure of an amazing artifact of the Prairie Street neighborhood. Imposing as a fortress-like mini-castle, you will see the amazing architectural work of HH Richardson. The $15 docent-led tour (waived on Wednesdays) gives you a thorough introduction to the...More
As a lifelong Chicagoan, believe me when I say that your time here is Much better spent visiting the Prairie Avenue district ( and Glessner House in Particular) than slogging around Navy Pier eating overpriced pizza slices and inhaling cinnamon nut fumes.
This area is...More
Professor Carol Martin and I visited the Glessner House Museum in the Prairie Ave historic district. The house was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, a great but not enough generally well-known architect. Glessner, his wife, and two children + their 4 servants lived in this...More
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.