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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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. There are pieces of artwork, displays of luxury, and just some really WOW stuff, like the dome in the art room. So it’s a nice blend of architectural elements with non-architectural elements. It’s more like a visual walk-through than a dive into architecture, though. I left feeling “wow, that house was amazing and I’m so glad I paid to take the tour”, rather than “wow, I know a ton more about architecture now”. (I know nothing about architecture.) The second and third floors have rotating displays. Hope this helps!