Chicago Museums+Attractions: Glessner House Museum
Glessner House Museum
Designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson for John and Frances Glessner, this stately, 120-year-old structure in the heart of the Prairie Avenue Historic District is a national historic landmark. A radical departure from the traditional Victorian architecture of the time, the house features an oak-paneled English Arts and Crafts interior and central courtyard. An eclectic array of the family’s original textiles, ceramics and furnishings is on display. General tours W-Su 1 and 3 pm. Tour fees: adults $10; seniors, students $9; children 5-12 $6; children under 5 free. Free for all every W.
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