Join Me on a Tour of One of Chicago’s Best House Museums

0 Posted by - January 2, 2015 - House Museums

Join me tomorrow – and any first Saturday of the month – for a tour of the Glessner House Museum – either 1 pm or 3 pm.   I love giving tours of this incredible place and seeing the effect it has on visitors.

Located in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, about two miles south of the Loop, the Glessner House is a National Historic Landmark and the only remaining Chicago work by influential architect, H.H. Richardson.

What a rich, fascinating house to explore!  What was a revolutionary design in 1886 is still one of the most beautiful and unusual homes you’ll ever experience.  The house is meticulously restored and filled with Glessner family belongings.  We begin the tour with the exterior and inner courtyard, then explore the many art-filled rooms of this 17,000 square foot home.   A highlight for many visitors is experiencing where the servants worked and their sleeping quarters upstairs.

Tours are $10 for adults and last one hour.  Glessner House Museum is located on the southwest corner of Prairie Avenue and 18th Street (2 blocks east of Michigan Avenue).  The Visitor’s Center is located inside the front entrance of the house facing Prairie Avenue.

The nearby Clarke House Museum (oldest house in Chicago) tours are at Noon and 2 pm and I’m doing those, too!  $15 for tours of both houses.   Join me for a journey back in time!


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