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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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“gilded age”(194 reviews)
“tiffany lamps”(103 reviews)
“guided tour”(142 reviews)
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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40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
Near North Side
+1 312-482-8933
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is perfect: historic home, with an incredible collection. The staff here is always nice, and the tours are always good. Do check it out!

Thank Jarred W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this hidden gem in downtown Chicago only minutes from Mag Mile. There is currently an exhibition on the gilded era which is quite interesting. The museum itself is not that big and can be enjoyed in less than two hours. They have a...More

Thank BruinsFanNJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is very neat inside and I felt like I got a greater feel for both the lived experience of wealthy gilded age people and a sense of how that carried out in Chicago. It's absolutely gorgeous inside and it is a unique experience. I...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the self guided tour. Very beautiful old house restored to its original state. Lots of marble, carved wood, and art glass. Gives you a feel for how one of the wealthiest people in Chicago lived during the guilded age. Very close to Water...More

Thank Mark37Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Driehaus Museum is an outstanding find for travelers who have hit Chicago's major museums already. It's a restored mansion that is replete with incredible woodwork, tile, stained glass, parquet floors and period artwork. My son who is something of an authority on Victorian homes...More

Thank Bbklaf
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum. I had never heard of it, but one of my friends had heard about it from another friend and off we went. Be sure to book a guided tour. The home is stunning, as is the artwork and the Tiffany...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden gem off the beaten track... super interesting and you can see the entire collection regarding the gilden age of chicago in around an hour.

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This home is stunning and well worth a visit. The architecture, furniture, fireplaces, ceilings, woodwork, and walls must be seen to be believed.

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk through the door, you walk into a grand Victorian home. While I found all to be well worth the admission, I was disappointed that most of the furnishings were not original to the home.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of Chicago, this is worth seeing. Our guide was very good and the house is so interesting.

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Anna D
22 August 2018|
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Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
It’s somewhat about architecture but mostly is a great example of a “gilded age home” where everything was opulent. On the main floor, each room is furnished as it would have been when the house was in its original glory... More
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.
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.