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Glessner House Museum, Chicago

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  • August 6, 2017
    John J. Glessner was one of the richest men in Chicago, a partner in a prestigious law firm and a founder of International Harvester. But he is known primarily for his house, now the Glessner House Mu...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    This past weekend I was the Day-Of Coordinator for a Wedding at the Glessner House and Museum, and I was blown away by the team there! With their exclusive catering team and the House Manager on site,...  more »
  • June 10, 2017
    Beautiful house and lots of period furnishings. Docent was passionate about the house and the family history. Enjoyable short tour.  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    If you're into house museums, this one is definitely worth a visit. Located a little ways south of the Loop, about a 25 minute walk from the Museum Campus, it's a remnant of a once-regal neighborhood. In that respect, the house stands out as being distinctly out of step. Inside, the house is architecturally fascinating, with lots of dramatic design features. Lots of beautiful (though restrained, especially in comparison to what you'd see at the Driehaus museum) woodwork throughout, and a bright airy design that exploits natural light. The tours include the facilities for the house staff, something that always scores points with me. It's pretty big so the tour lasts an hour or more. Our tour guide was delightfully enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable. One of my favorite house museums ever.
  • June 17, 2017
    I never visit a city without trying to see at least a few restored historic mansions . I have never been to a house museum with the quality and quantity of original furnishings in it !! Docents are super classy and well informed but not snobbish .
  • March 13, 2017
    This is a hidden gem. Not only a unique piece of American architecture, but a time capsule of the original furnishings. Whether you enjoy Chicago history or a fan of architecture the Glessner House is a must see. I have visited several times the past twenty times and there is always something new to see. It seems they have been restoring several rooms the past few years. These are great tours!
  • June 10, 2017
    Very interesting and informative, I would go again just to take it in a second time.
  • March 16, 2017
    Worth the trip. Really nice place to visit on a rainy day. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

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