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. 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.

Exhibitions

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

Featured Program

Holiday Music at the Museum 2016
Saturdays and Sundays in December

Enjoy the sounds of enchanting seasonal music performed by James Cebastien while you visit the Museum on weekend afternoons in December. Requests are welcomed. Read more

Featured Program

Santa Saturdays 2016
Saturdays, December 10 & 17

Create holiday memories with the entire family! For two Saturdays "our house" will be filled with fun and time-honored seasonal traditions. Throughout the morning, Chicago's own Aunt Holly will tell lively stories and sing songs. Read more

News

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