Hours and Admission
We look forward to welcoming you to the Driehaus Museum. Located just steps away from the hustle of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Museum immerses visitors in Gilded Age-era decorative arts, design, and architecture, all in the culturally and historically significant setting of one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago, the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion.
The Museum entrance is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL, 60611 (View map)
The Driehaus Museum is open to the public at the following times:
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Extended hours first and third Tuesdays, until 8 p.m.
Please note: On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the Museum will close at 3 p.m.
The Museum is closed Mondays, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student with valid I.D.
$10 Youth (6-12 years)*
* Children five years and younger are free.
The Driehaus Museum is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building is via 50 E. Erie Street. For additional information or specific inquiries, please call 312 482 8933, ext. 21.
For guests’ comfort, the Museum utilizes modern air conditioning and heating systems throughout the year.
Photography is permitted at the Driehaus Museum, with the following conditions:
- Photographs are for personal use only and may not be sold.
- Only non-flash photography is permitted.
- Large or bulky equipment, such as tripods, is not permitted.
Photo by Steve Hall of Hedrich Blessing.
Louis Comfort Tiffany:
Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
One of America’s most celebrated artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all media available to artists and designers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In September 2013, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum debuts its inaugural exhibition, devoted solely to this extraordinary artist's work.
Meet the Servants
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in December
Mrs. Williams and her staff share their secrets for a traditional Victorian holiday! Read more
Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21
Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! Read more
November 25, 2013
A New Phase for an Old Home
An article in Plinth by Lindsay Bosch explores the challenge of managing a current exhibition and planning for future shows within the context of a historic home museum. Read more
November 19, 2013
The New York Times mentions Tiffany and Herter furniture in a recent article.
A recent article in the New York Times mentions both Tiffany and Herter furniture currently on display at the Driehaus Museum. Read more