Glessner House Museum

★★★★☆
  • 1800 S Prairie Ave

    Chicago, IL 60616

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  • 312-326-1480

About Glessner House Museum

Hours
Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

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This museum, which was a house owned by the Glessners, has the largest collection of wood carvings by Isaac Scott. Like these, most of the items on display were made specifically for the Glessner family. I would suggest a movie in the park, where you are allowed to bring a picnic as well as a tour of the glessner house museum if you have the time. I'd planned to get an evening with the Curator, but we didn't have a group large enough, so if you're hoping to have an intimate tour of the collections and areas not shown to the public I would get at least 6 people together to enjoy an private look. You also have to have an appointment, which I wish they'd told me over the phone.
It's $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and children are $8. Wednesdays are free.

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★★★★☆

This museum, which was a house owned by the Glessners, has the largest collection of wood carvings by Isaac Scott. Like these, most of the items on display were made specifically for the Glessner family. I would suggest a movie in the park, where you are allowed to bring a picnic as well as a tour of the glessner house museum if you have the time. I'd planned to get an evening with the Curator, but we didn't have a group large enough, so if you're hoping to have an intimate tour of the collections and areas not shown to the public I would get at least 6 people together to enjoy an private look. You also have to have an appointment, which I wish they'd told me over the phone.
It's $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and children are $8. Wednesdays are free.

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The house was one of the only mansions to survive after the Prairie Avenue neighborhood started to go downhill at the end of the 19th century. The Chicago Architecture Foundation was created to save this architectural…

 

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