Guided Tours

In addition to general self-guided admission, the Driehaus Museum offers a variety of daily guided tours.

Daily Tour Schedule*

10:30 a.m.    Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
11:30 a.m.    Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
1:30 p.m.    Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights
3:30 p.m.    Best of Both: Tiffany & Museum Highlights

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, June 25 through September 1 at 5:30 p.m.: The “Tiffany Girls” Studio Tour. Subject to availability.

Please Note: The Museum will be closed January 5-16, 2015 for annual repairs and deep-cleaning of the historic interiors.

*The Museum is closed Mondays, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Best of Both: Tiffany and Museum Highlights

This one-hour tour combines the best of both daily tours, featuring highlights from the Driehaus Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, as well as an overview of the Museum’s history, restoration, and permanent collection.

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 available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The “Tiffany Girls” Studio Tour

As day turns to dusk, the lamps, windows, and iridescent glassworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany take on a magical appearance in the Museum’s exhibition galleries. On first and third Tuesdays in May and June, enjoy our extended evening hours and experience this highly interactive living history tour.

Participants learn the true history of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department, established by Tiffany in New York in 1892. Led by designer Clara Driscoll, whose surviving letters have illuminated the talented artisans known as the Tiffany Girls and provide the backbone of the tour, this department expertly executed some of Tiffany’s best-known designs in lamps, windows, and decorative objects.

First and third Tuesdays in May and June, 6:30 p.m. Subject to availability.

Tour Length: 60 minutes
Cost: Adults $18; Youth (10-17 years) $8
Ticket includes Museum general admission.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Photo by Alexander Vertikoff for the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2011.


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 debuted its inaugural exhibition, devoted solely to this extraordinary artist's work.

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