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Glessner House, Chicago

#10 of 34 in Historic Sites in Chicago
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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  • Ever on the hunt for something interesting to see in Chicago, having visited there at least a dozen times through the years, I came across this architectural gem by Richardson that gives visitors a...  more »
  • Had friends visiting over the holidays and we went on a group tour, lasted about 1 1/2 hours. The house has many of the original family furnishings. Beautiful. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge.....  more »
  • I had the true privilege to work with the curator to do a 360 virtual tour for this amazing property. I was blown away by the amazing preservation of this family‚Äôs history and the time period authenticity of this house. As a photographer and one who appreciates historical detail this was an absolute delight to experience and be a part of from behind the lens. Thanks to the tremendous staff for this opportunity. I hope the 360 tour and drone views assist many others in realizing the beauty they can experience at this house. It is a must see for anyone able to stop by for a visit. I particularly enjoyed the library and diverse assortment of time period books. Feels like a true step back in time.
  • A fabulous example of a nineteenth century home that was built by one of Chicago's millionaire families of that period. It is amazing that so much of the furniture and decor on display has been preserved and was actually owned by the family. The tours are kept small and the docents are extremely knowledgeable and interesting. The museum is a short walk from the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place, and an even shorter walk from the Marriott Marquis Chicago. If you are attending an event at either if these hotels you should definitely check out both Glessner house and the Henry B. Clarke House, which are oft overlooked gems.

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