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.
The Museum is closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Note: The Museum will be closed to the public Tuesday, June 14.
$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.
Discounted parking is available for Driehaus Museum visitors.
50 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Garage entrances are accessible from Rush Street and Ohio Street. Take original parking ticket when entering the garage. In Admissions, request a validated parking sticker to affix to your ticket. Then, after visiting the Museum, pay by inserting the original parking ticket with the sticker attached. The parking rate is $14 for up to 6 hours with validation.
Photography is permitted at the Driehaus Museum, with the following conditions:
- Photographs are for personal use only and may not be reproduced or sold without the written permission of the Museum.
- Only non-flash photography is permitted.
- Large or bulky equipment, such as tripods and monopods, are not permitted.
- Selfie-sticks are not permitted in the Museum.
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