Twilight Tour

First and third Tuesdays, through May 21
6:30 p.m.
$15   Buy tickets

The mansion glows with warm lamplight as a Museum guide shares stories about how the Nickerson family lived and socialized during the evening hours. Twilight Tours include anecdotes about life during the Gilded Age—long before the arrival of television and computers—and a behind-the-scenes visit to Mr. Nickerson’s Billiards Room on the lower level.

Advance reservations are highly recommended.


Please note: The second Twilight Tour of April will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., not on Tuesday, April 16.


Photo: Lamp fixture in the ballroom (detail). The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.

< Back

Featured Program

Through the Lens: Photographing Tiffany
Tuesday, April 22

Join photographer John Faier as he shares his unique insights and the techniques he used to illuminate the work of the Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more

Featured Program

Spring Fever with John Moulder
Friday, May 2

Put some spring in your step and celebrate the season with popular Chicago guitarist and composer John Moulder. Read more

Featured Program

In the Secret Garden - 4th Annual Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 11

This year, you'll be transported to a magical garden for the Driehaus Museum’s popular Mother’s Day Tea. Read more

Featured Program

One Day Excursion: The Historic Hegeler Carus Mansion
Saturday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 4

Enjoy a fascinating day trip to La Salle, Illinois to experience the magnificent Hegler Carus mansion and the grandeur of a bygone era. Led by art historian Rolf Achilles, you’ll explore a unique space designed by August Fiedler that remains virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago. Read more

Featured Program

Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Night
Wednesday, June 11

Enjoy an entertaining evening with the Chicago Jazz Caravan, an ensemble featuring some of Chicago's most seasoned Jazz musicians, as they delight your senses. Read more

Visitor Entrance

40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions