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The Wheeler Mansion

Sunday afternoon Bears game at Soldier Field: watch for parking restrictions and extra traffic


2020 S. Calumet Ave.


South Loop / Prairie Avenue


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available


Otis T. Wheelock, 1870


This is the only surviving historic mansion on Calumet Avenue. The Wheeler Mansion was built in 1870 for Calvin T. Wheeler, a banker and a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. It was designed in the Second Empire style, influences of which are seen in the tall third-story mansard roof. Over the years, the mansion has been home to a publishing company, a warehouse for the Murphy Butter and Egg Company and more. The current owner acquired the property in 1997 for $10,000 then spent 18 months renovating and restoring the vacant and crumbling building. Wheeler Mansion reopened in 1999. It is now a boutique hotel with 11 guest rooms and suites. In 1998, it was designated a Chicago Landmark.

Visitor Experience

Experience the grandeur of this home's dining room, parlor and more. S'mores will be available at the outdoor fire pit, along with live music.

Note: Visitors will be asked to wear booties or shoe protection if touring the mansion.