Hours and Admission

The Museum will be closed on Saturday, May 7.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, please note that ALL advance tickets are sold out. There is a VERY limited number of walk-in tickets available. Also, as of May 6, teas will no longer be offered.

We are sold out of ALL advance tickets for Dressing Downton through the end of the exhibition on May 29th. Walk-in tickets are available.

A limited number of day-of walk in tickets are available onsite but cannot be reserved in advance. These tickets are limited due to occupancy restrictions. To exchange a ticket please call 312-482-8933, ext. 21. More information about visiting can be found here. If you need to cancel a ticket you must do so at least 24 hours in advance. For general information email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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)

For general information, call 312 482 8933, ext. 21 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The Driehaus Museum is open to the public at the following times during Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times:

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 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 Saturday, May 7 and Tuesday, June 14.

Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Admission

$25 Adult
$17.50 Senior (65+)
$15 Student with valid I.D.
$15 Youth (6-12 years)*

* Children five years and younger are free.

Learn more about the Museum’s extended hours and pricing during Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times exhibition.


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.

ROW Self-Park
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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