Driehaus Museum

Just a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue is one hell of a historical gem. The Driehaus Museum is “one of the few remaining examples of the palatial homes erected by the wealthy of America’s Gilded Age…. Visitors are immersed in the original splendor of this late 19th century home.” This home was stunning, not only was the architecture simply breath taking – marble on marble on marble with hand painted ceilings and ornate wall papers, but the featured furniture and in this case, Tiffany Lamp exhibit, was beautiful. The museum/home has three floors to discover and a very friendly staff to ask questions and “to peek inside all the closed doors.” (Sadly the closed doors are just storage, but it was sill fun to see!)

I couldn’t imagine such wealth especially during that period where it was opulence or squalor in the city of Chicago. Anyways get your best “Downton-esque” accent and affluent attitude and check out these photos!

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2 thoughts on “Driehaus Museum

    1. it was so beautiful! i was surprised that i have never heard a word about it either! now i have a place to take all my visitors though. the museum is doing a ‘murder mystery dinner’ on the 25th also – i think me and the dude are gonna go!

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