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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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A unique museum on the north side of Chicago

This former 'home/mansion' is now a private museum..often offering special exhibits like clothes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
susanne lenz l
Chicago, Illinois
Excellent House tour.

This is not just another house to view. While outstanding in itself, with great woodwork, room... read more

Reviewed 4 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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“guided tour” (132 reviews)
“tiffany lamps” (90 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 4 days ago

This former 'home/mansion' is now a private museum..often offering special exhibits like clothes from Downton Abbey show and/or French posters and/or the first comics from Germany& England: Punch and Puck.was excellent; Victorian jewelry...equally excellent.

Thank susanne lenz l
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not just another house to view. While outstanding in itself, with great woodwork, room design and Tiffany glass, this museum has changing exhibits. Last your we viewed addition pieces in the Driehaus Tiffany collection, which were also on display at Navy pier. This...More

Thank Gilreign
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed all of the trappings, furniture and decor, but I LOVED the gift shop (on the third floor) and the exhibit of Parisian Cabaret posters. I was immediately transported back to Paris! I got the audio guide and my companions didn’t. I probably would...More

Thank annpriv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone with a historical mind and a desire to know how the other half lived a long time ago should visit. Ummm, that is too simple, as this place is filled with the most magnifcent Tiffany glass and a whole selection of interesting items. We...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended an evening concert and lecture program showcasing the Civitas chamber music ensemble performing music by Poulenc, Ravel, and Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B. 166, "Dumky Trio" interspersed with commentary by Driehaus Museum's curator, Catherine Shotick, about a...More

Thank rambler1Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was one of the highlights of my visit to Chicago. I was amazed how large the house really was once we got inside. The woodwork and overall design is very impressive. The guides are very knowledgeable. If you're a teacher or college student,...More

Thank wishIweretraveling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a find. My wife and I were in Chicago to walk Navy Pier. We had some time the next day and she found this museum near our hotel. To think we did not know this pace existed and almost missed it! The gilded...More

Thank Will T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house is amazingly designed and decorated. It's truly representative of the Gilded Age and is a great activity for a rainy day or any day in the city. I recommend the guided tour as you get a lot more info about the rooms and...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this beautiful mid 19th century home, complete with a beautiful collection of Tiffany lamps and period furniture throughout. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour took approx. 1 hr but was worth doing. Spent additional time wandering around the latest exhibit....More

Thank basia523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a Sunday afternoon here, truly amazing gem in the middle of the shopping/tourist/restaurant Mecca of Chicago. Knowledgeable staff and interesting display of the early years of wealth of Chicago. The only suggestion would be to have brighter lights over the explanations, the dimness of...More

Thank srainone
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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
5 October 2016|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
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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