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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Address

40 E. Erie St.

Neighborhood

Near North Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Burling and Whitehouse, 1883

Description

Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Driehaus Museum is a fascinating and rare example of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America's Gilded Age. The galleries are elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Herter Brothers. This Decorative Arts collection is presented in harmony with the immaculately-restored interiors and surviving furnishings of the 1879 Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion, which was designated a Chicago landmark in 1977.

Visitor Experience

Visit the Museum's main level where the grand rooms and meticulous craftsmanship of the historic Nickerson Mansion are on full display.