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Glessner House Museum

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday tours at 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Admission: Adults - $10.00
Students and seniors - $9.00
Children - $6.00
Free on Wednesday
Parking: Free street parking
ADA: Wheelchair accessible
Location: South Loop/Prairie District
Public Transportation: The CTA Buses #1 Indiana-Hyde Park, #3 King Drive and #4 Cottage Grove drop off within one block of the museum. Call the CTA at 312.836.3501 or visit www.chicagotransitauthority.com/

General Info

Museum Director and Curator Corina Carusi says, the importance of the architect and the building itself are primary reasons for it being a national historic landmark. One of my favorite things is the stark contrast between the exterior and interior. It was built as a winter home and has a massive and warm wood interior with a great collection of period objects. The Glessners had a taste for English Arts and Crafts and, as a result, the museum has an unbelievable array of ceramics and artwork. Furniture, wood carvings and just about all the artwork out of the more than 6,000 pieces were originally chosen by the Glessners themselves.
Architects and Artists alike will admire everything about this place. And if you are visiting on a warm day, meander through the beautiful courtyard. Corina says her favorite item in the entire museum is a William De Morgan Vase. Look for it while visiting this incredible space.

The Perfect Place to Go For:
One of the largest and most ornate collections of a well preserved Upper Class 19th Century Home's.