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1800 S. Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

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Glessner House


(??.? miles from you)

1800 S. Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Experience the Gilded Age of Chicago!

Uncover the vibrant tapestry of history, art, and architecture that defined the Gilded Age of Chicago. A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House is one

Guided tours bring to life the stories of a family and a neighborhood that helped to rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire.

Wonder at its Unique Design: Immerse yourself in a historic family home designed by revolutionary architect H.H. Richardson and filled with one of the finest collections of William Morris furnishings in the U.S. This captivating home offers a truly unique experience for visitors of all ages and interests.

Walk in the footsteps of the “Mother of Forensic Science”: Glessner House was home to Frances Glessner Lee, creator of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of intricately detailed dioramas that are still used today as a teaching tool in forensic science and criminology.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience the Gilded Age of Chicago!

Uncover the vibrant tapestry of history, art, and architecture that defined the Gilded Age of Chicago. A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House is one of the last remaining historic mansions on tree-lined Prairie Avenue, known as “Millionaires’ Row” in the late 1800s.

Guided tours bring to life the stories of a family and a neighborhood that helped to rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire.

Wonder at its Unique Design: Immerse yourself in a historic family home designed by revolutionary architect H.H. Richardson and filled with one of the finest collections of William Morris furnishings in the U.S. This captivating home offers a truly unique experience for visitors of all ages and interests.

Walk in the footsteps of the “Mother of Forensic Science”: Glessner House was home to Frances Glessner Lee, creator of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of intricately detailed dioramas that are still used today as a teaching tool in forensic science and criminology.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Wed

Closed

Closed

Closed

11:30am - 3:45pm

Closed

11:30am - 3:45pm

11:30am - 3:45pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Parking: Street

Available: Guided Tour, Private Tour

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Advance Tickets are required for Tours:

Tour Days/Times: 75-minute tours held Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Must be able to climb steps.

Next to a restaurant with outdoor dining.

Walkable from McCormick Place, Museum Campus and public transportation stops.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Glessner House SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

You can also receive 10% off your parking fee with ParkWhiz

Fun Facts

Vast majority of objects in the home belonged to the Glessner Family.

The innovative design influenced architects like Frank Lloyd Wright.

Interior used as setting for the Hallmark Channel movie, “The Perfect Christmas Present."

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Why You Should Go...

Experience the Gilded Age of Chicago!

Uncover the vibrant tapestry of history, art, and architecture that defined the Gilded Age of Chicago. A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House is one of the last remaining historic mansions on tree-lined Prairie Avenue, known as “Millionaires’ Row” in the late 1800s.

Guided tours bring to life the stories of a family and a neighborhood that helped to rebuild Chicago after the Great Fire.

Wonder at its Unique Design: Immerse yourself in a historic family home designed by revolutionary architect H.H. Richardson and filled with one of the finest collections of William Morris furnishings in the U.S. This captivating home offers a truly unique experience for visitors of all ages and interests.

Walk in the footsteps of the “Mother of Forensic Science”: Glessner House was home to Frances Glessner Lee, creator of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of intricately detailed dioramas that are still used today as a teaching tool in forensic science and criminology.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Hours: Closed Today. Opens Wed Closed
Closed
Closed
11:30am - 3:45pm
Closed
11:30am - 3:45pm
11:30am - 3:45pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Parking: Street

Available: Guided Tour, Private Tour

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  • Wednesday Tours

    Wednesday

    11:30 AM EST

    Glessner House

    Wednesday Tours

    Glessner House

    Wednesday Tours
    Step back into the Gilded Age of Chicago as you tour the Glessner House. Nearly all of the artifacts are original and in their proper location, allowing you to imagine yourself as a guest of the Glessner family in the late 1800s. The tour emphasizes the significance of the architecture, the unique relationship between the Glessners and their architect, their love of the cultural arts, and their desire to create a “warm and cozy” family home in a neighborhood of millionaires.

  • Wednesday Tours

    Wednesday

    1:00 PM EST

    Glessner House

    Wednesday Tours

    Glessner House

    Wednesday Tours
    Step back into the Gilded Age of Chicago as you tour the Glessner House. Nearly all of the artifacts are original and in their proper location, allowing you to imagine yourself as a guest of the Glessner family in the late 1800s. The tour emphasizes the significance of the architecture, the unique relationship between the Glessners and their architect, their love of the cultural arts, and their desire to create a “warm and cozy” family home in a neighborhood of millionaires.

  • Wednesday Tours

    Wednesday

    2:30 PM EST

    Glessner House

    Wednesday Tours

    Glessner House

    Wednesday Tours
    Step back into the Gilded Age of Chicago as you tour the Glessner House. Nearly all of the artifacts are original and in their proper location, allowing you to imagine yourself as a guest of the Glessner family in the late 1800s. The tour emphasizes the significance of the architecture, the unique relationship between the Glessners and their architect, their love of the cultural arts, and their desire to create a “warm and cozy” family home in a neighborhood of millionaires.

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EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Advance Tickets are required for Tours:

Tour Days/Times: 75-minute tours held Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Must be able to climb steps.

Next to a restaurant with outdoor dining.

Walkable from McCormick Place, Museum Campus and public transportation stops.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Glessner House SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

You can also receive 10% off your parking fee with ParkWhiz

Fun Facts

Vast majority of objects in the home belonged to the Glessner Family.

The innovative design influenced architects like Frank Lloyd Wright.

Interior used as setting for the Hallmark Channel movie, “The Perfect Christmas Present."

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