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Evanston History Center

225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
+1 847-475-3410
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Great old home tour

It is a lovingly restored old mansion. It's wonderful to feel the sense of history in this house... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
JerryG125
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Evanston, Illinois
via mobile
Beautiful house , excellent information

We found this to be a highlight of the area. This is the Dawes house as in vp of the US. Great... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
mentldentl
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NYC
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The Evanston History Center is located in the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House. Dawes was a U.S. Vice President, World War I general, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Ambassador to the Court of St. James and philanthropist who lived in Evanston, Illinois. It is an intact house museum and includes exhibits on Evanston history and a research room. It is open Thursday through Sunday, for tours on the hour from 1 - 4pm.
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225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
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+1 847-475-3410
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It is a lovingly restored old mansion. It's wonderful to feel the sense of history in this house. We recommend people go and feel the arura of years gone by.

Thank JerryG125
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We found this to be a highlight of the area. This is the Dawes house as in vp of the US. Great snapshot of an amazing individual in an amazing time. The tour is well worth the effort. The docent was excellent. Allow an hour...More

Thank mentldentl
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was quite enjoyable to view a modern photography exhibit displayed in such an old place. This home's architecture is breathtaking, both inside and outside. The Dawes Home is a treasure to be experienced for those interested in art, history, and period architecture. Have fun...More

Thank Deena U
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A great way to spend an afternoon learning the history of Evanston or Heavenston as it was called by the founders.

Thank 84u2c
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Evanston History Center is housed in the former home of Charles Gates Dawes, 30th Vice President of USA under President Calvin Coolidge. The house is a wonderful example of the Châteauesque style. The historical exhibits showcase both Dawes and his family as well as...More

Thank RPCV66
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A first rate patriot who lived at this house. Distinguished career & one of the few Vice Presidents who lives on in history, The Dawes Plan. Make your reservation now

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is located right along the lake, on one of the most beautiful tree lined streets, Greenwood and Sheridan Road, and along the lake. This location has got to be my most favorite spot in Evanston. You have the pond, the walking path, the bike...More

Thank 226jas
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Part of U.S. culture and that of Evanston and Northwestern Univ. They offer annual membership to support yearly guided activities and speakers (well worth the money), and have annual ice-cream socials and free days. Still a beautiful home, well maintained in its original glory. Don't...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lots of period rooms, help with Evanston history research, and a great spot for many local talks and meetings.

Thank JWer2014
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped here recently with a group of tour planners. Our guide was outstanding. This is a lovely home, near Lake Michigan and the Northwestern University campus, amidst other beautiful old homes. A walking tour in this neighborhood would be terrific. Didn't have a lot of...More

Thank brinkster419
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