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Richard H. Driehaus Museum

40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611-2730
+1 312-482-8933
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What a beautiful museum!

We happened to be down at the Navy Pier and came across the Driehaus Museum "store" (we knew... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DianaScott_13
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Buffalo, New York
Unexpected Treasure in Chicago!

This was recommended on our hotel literature, so on a hot, busy weekend, we popped in here and were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
suzyworldtraveler
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gilded age” (182 reviews)
“tiffany lamps” (98 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

We happened to be down at the Navy Pier and came across the Driehaus Museum "store" (we knew nothing of this museum beforehand). The woman working at the store told us a little about the museum and gave us $5 off coupons. On a whim,...More

Thank DianaScott_13
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was recommended on our hotel literature, so on a hot, busy weekend, we popped in here and were pleasantly surprised. It's a fabulous throw back to the days of the Gilded Age and they have done a remarkable job restoring the glory of this...More

Thank suzyworldtraveler
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Feels so big inside compared to walking past it on the street. Been to Chicago several times and only recently stumbled upon checking this one out, would highly recommend it. We did not purchase the tour or audio set in order to save a few...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Driehaus Museum is a 19th century treasure located right in a tourist and shopping area of Chicago. In addition to seeing period pieces in this glorious house, the museum hosts fabulous exhibits. You can spend hours here.

Thank Sherry R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice, historic home that was built in the late 1800’s. Yes, it has been restored, but there are a lot of original parts that remain. The owners were international travelers, so you will see that in many aspects of the house; such as marble...More

Thank CharlieV2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love looking at Old home and learning the history. We took the docent tour to give us more information. It was wonderful!

Thank soozeq1_13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited many old homes around the world and this was one of my favorite. The walls were especially interesting with lovely marble, wood and tiles. The antiques and Tiffany pieces were also beautiful. I did feel that the price to visit was a...More

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This smallish, well run museum offers a view back to the lifestyles and art of another age. It is well worth a visit. Your visit will be lead by a guide with impressive knowledge of the house and the many articles within it. Each room...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in a beautiful collection of antiques and checking out a wonderful old mansion in the middle of downtown Chicago, it's a worthwhile visit!

Thank chrisgene
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday over Memorial Day weekend and were immediately invited to join a tour with about 6 others. The tour took about an hour during which the docent explained about the history of the home and late 19th century aesthetic movement which...More

Thank Craig B
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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
30 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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