In addition to general self-guided admission, the Driehaus Museum offers a variety of daily guided tours.
Daily Tour Schedule*
10:30 a.m. Museum Highlights Tour
11:30 a.m. Museum Highlights Tour
1:30 p.m. Museum Highlights Tour
3:30 p.m. Museum Highlights Tour
*The Museum is closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Driehaus Museum Highlights Tour
This special one-hour guided tour highlights the Museum’s history, architecture, and collection, illuminating design tenets that blended inspiration from art movements all over the world.
Daily, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Tour length: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 with admission
Tickets are on a first-come, first served basis. Advance ticket purchase is not available or required.
Photo by Alexander Vertikoff for the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2011.
With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age
Puck‘s cartoons were recognized for their artistic value even at the height of their popular appeal. In 1901 the magazine began offering past drawings for sale as original artworks; those who couldn’t afford them framed full-color centerfolds straight from the magazine. Created by well-known illustrators as well as new talent, these bold cartoons simultaneously reflected and defined the concerns of the Gilded Age, while pushing the boundaries of humor. Read more
Murder Mystery 2016
Friday, October 28 or Saturday, October 29
The Museum's very popular Murder Mystery returns with a new tale. Hilarious hijinks and scandalous secrets set the stage for a farce of murderous proportions paired with our special exhibition With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age. Read more
Friday, November 4
Enjoy an intimate evening of solo blues music in the Museum's historic Ballroom featuring Guy King, one of Chicago's favorite bluesmen. Read more
September 13, 2016
‘Giant Gems of the Smithsonian’ Now Open in Dallas
The exhibition opened last Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and includes a 56-carat amethyst necklace circa 1915 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Read more
August 13, 2016
The National Historic Preservation Act Commemorates 50 Years
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the NHPA into law on October 15, 1966, to encourage Americans to identify and preserve our nation’s cultural and historic resources. Read more