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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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Beautiful Property. Informative Tour.

Any one interested in the decorative arts should make the Driehaus Museum a must. Beautifully... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alice
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NYC
Stunning "Jewelry Box" House

Found this museum 'by accident' when asking a guide on another tour about the R Cable house...Wow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
There57
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Ottawa, Canada
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
Near North Side
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+1 312-482-8933
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Reviewed yesterday

Any one interested in the decorative arts should make the Driehaus Museum a must. Beautifully restored, lovely Tiffany collection and special exhibits. Just off Michigan Avenue, convenient. I took the $5 tour, it was informative. Driehaus has NARM & ROAM membership reciprocity. I got in...More

Thank Alice
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this museum 'by accident' when asking a guide on another tour about the R Cable house...Wow, what a remarkable restoration! There's so much to see, so much detail your eyes don't know where to go, literally like walking through a jewelery box. We did...More

Thank There57
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many beautifully crafted pieces everywhere you look. Take the time to read the display signs but you may want to skip the audio.

Thank Kimberly K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I chanced on the Driehaus Museum while visiting Chicago and walking around. At first we went in out of mild curiosity, but once we saw the home and got a sense for the items on view, we enthusiastically toured it. It was...More

Thank AndreLePlume
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Chicago many times and just discovered this hidden gem of a museum/historical home. The tile work alone makes it worth a visit, but the period furnishings are just as beautiful. The staff was warm and welcoming. The audio tour was informative but...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house is truly stunning! Fairly small, a dedicated museum-goer can do it in an hour or less. The first floor is largely furnished originally (or in an original style), and just breathtaking if you're a fan of the era. Upstairs has a nice little...More

Thank kirsten c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiffany lamps, tile and inlaid wood walls and decorations - this how people spent money like it was water in the late 1800's. Worth a visit - student and senior discounts.

Thank Gted
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I've enjoyed the Driehaus Museum several times on my own, this time I brought my 83 yr. old mother who is better off in a wheelchair for long distances. I contacted the staff in advance, and they sent helpful directions, then I called from right...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a wonderful gilded age mansion that has been fully restored and has some great period furniture. The first floor is a wow! It is completely decorated, and they have a lot of original pieces, art, glass, etc... that the tour guides are very...More

Thank cwitkows
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Gilded Age mansion completely restored and furnished. Came for last year's French Posters exhibit. Didn't realize that the space itself was going to be the real draw! Check times before arriving to sync with guided tours. Recommended, but not required as very detailed, well placed...More

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Criticinkalamazoo
7 April 2018|
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Response from DriehausMuseum | Property representative |
The teas were offered as a special feature of the Dressing Downton exhibition. They are no longer available.
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ReddyBro
31 March 2018|
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Response from DriehausMuseum | Property representative |
We provide the headsets for the audio guide tour. At this time, we do not offer the audio guide on smart phones.
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Cathy M
19 March 2018|
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Response from bdcdaddy | Reviewed this property |
We did close to two hours but started by joining one if the guided tours which was must helpful.
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