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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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An easy train ride + walk south from the Loop. One of just a few remaining examples of the great mansions along Prairie Ave. Looks like a fortress from the outside, but very interesting interior and French chateau look in its courtyard at the back....More
Really cool house whose architecture shocked this at one time wealthy(is again)neighborhood. Very professional and enthusiastic staff and guide. Just around the corner is the Clark house museum, and a park with the possible site of the fort Dearborn massacre—-battle to be correct. Where William...More
Enjoyed an excellent docent led tour on a beautiful December afternoon. Was able to be outside for a bit also. This tour is about the wealthy in Chicago back in the late 1800s-early 1900s and how they lived. Just south of the loop in Chicago....More
My husband and I went to one of the special Christmas Candlelight tours offered on a Saturday and Sunday in December. The tour was in the evening, so we were able to see how the house looked at night with 18th century lighting! The house...More
Very Interesting house museum with major historical significance. The tour is quite interesting and tour guide is very well prepared. They have free tours on Wednesdays and the did this free tour despite the fact, that only two people arrived at tour time.
A visit to this museum and a guided tour through the house gave us so much interesting and important information about Chicago and the Prairie Avenue Historic District. We highly recommend it to anyone with any interest at all in architecture and Chicago’s history.
this is a house with a major story, for its architecture and for the history of Chicago and the family that built it. it is also one of the most intact interiors from the era of the late 19th century that one can see
This isn't an opulent house but if has great historical significance. The tour is quite interesting and fans of CSI will learn some surprising Information. Great insight into how families lived at the time. Definitely worth the time.
Last night we celebrated an amazing wedding reception at the Glessner House. Famous Chicago architecture added special magic to this outside event. Private tours of the house were included during the reception ...great added bonus for all the guests. Highly recommend putting the Glessner House...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.