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Glessner House Museum, Chicago

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  • If you enjoy architecture and/or Chicago history, do not miss the Glessner House! During the hour long tour, you are able to step back in time and into the coach house, courtyard and main home of the ...  more »
  • I went there in Chicago open house event, but the instruction for the entry is very unclear, you are difficult to find where is the entry point, the exit door has security to stand by, restricting peo...  more »
  • Gleaner House was very interesting. Since we were part of Open House Chicago, we got the abbreviated tour. We would like to go back for th full tour in the future.  more »
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  • 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 years and there is always something new to see. It seems they have been restoring several rooms the past few years. These are great tours!
  • 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.
  • A must see place. Very beautiful
  • Wonderful look into life in late 1800's at a beautiful architecturally.significant home.
  • Mr. Irving's tour was very thorough, placing the house in context in its time and place and highlighting the ways and means of its restoration and preservation.

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