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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 Hidden Gem

This relatively small museum is actually a former large mansion off of Noth Michigan Avenue, It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pompano Beach, Florida
Premier example of historic preservation,

While visiting Chicago for baseball we ran across the Dreihaus Museum. It was two blocks from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sam S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“tiffany lamps” (85 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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 5 days ago

This relatively small museum is actually a former large mansion off of Noth Michigan Avenue, It is slightly quirky, we were greeted at the front door, by a volunteer, who led us to a back room where we transacted our entrance fees. The museum had...More

Thank Richarda384
Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting Chicago for baseball we ran across the Dreihaus Museum. It was two blocks from the Omni Hotel and we were very fortunate in discovering this gem. The plus was the L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters Exhibit. I would recommend the docent tour...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this museum on a walk. While the outside is a stately example of old Chicago, we were not expecting the amazing workmanship inside. We paid extra for the tour and felt it was worth it as we learned more details we would...More

Thank mat662
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Chicago we were trying to find activities associated with Bastille Day (14 July). While there were a number of activities around the city one of the suggested sites to visit was the Driehaus Museum. It is an elegant and old...More

Thank atljpb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen Biltmore and although it is bigger, the Driehaus beats it hands down for quality. The restoration of the house is exquisite. The use of marble and other stone around the house is amazing. The abundance of Tiffany lamps makes it worth the trip...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My most recent visit was to see the French Poster exhibit which was fantastic. Would recommend renting the audio phone for full details. Always visit at Christmas. The furnishings and ornamentation of this place make it a true jewel and so close to the Mag...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice house museum with interesting exhibits. I saw the "Dressing Downton" temporary exhibit here. Enjoyed both the temp. exhibit and still learned about the house as well.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon docent tour at the Driehaus and learned and saw a fabulous elegant home from the past. The rooms were filled with furniture, paintings, and room decor from the 1890's. What a find in crowed Chicago, an oasis of wonderful household items...More

Thank rblumen1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful museum and an enjoyable experience when you don't feel like being in one of the cities massive museum spaces. They have a lovely collection in an old home here, I've gone to their programs as well and had a wonderful time.

Thank traveler910
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Driehaus Museum was built as a private residence; it has been restored to it's original opulence. I was blown away by the library with a Tiffany skylight and a sculpture of Cupid and Psyche. Throughout the building the woodwork is magnificent, as are the...More

Thank Terence F
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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
4 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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