The Hegeler Carus Mansion, located at 1307 Seventh Street in La Salle, Illinois is one of the Midwest's great Second Empire structures. Completed in 1876 for Edward C. Hegeler, a partner in the nearby Matthiessen Hegeler Zinc Company, the mansion was designed in 1874 by noted Chicago architect William W. Boyington. The mansion is now owned and operated by the Hegeler Carus Foundation, and is open to the public. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007.Use our LaSalle trip planner to visit Hegeler Carus Mansion on your trip to LaSalle, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Hegeler Carus Mansion reviews
My husband and I loved this tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the family and the home. It was obvious she truly loved this old home. Even though the house is in a state of...
My husband and I loved this tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the family and the home. It was obvious she truly loved this old home. Even though the house is in a state of... more »
In our travels, my wife and I love to visit old homes, especially mansions that date to the antebellum era and the Gilded Age. One of the biggest isn't located in Newport or Natchez. It is the...
In our travels, my wife and I love to visit old homes, especially mansions that date to the antebellum era and the Gilded Age. One of the biggest isn't located in Newport or Natchez. It is the... more »
Have done the general and the full house tour with Tricia Kelly and both experiences were wonderful. The history of the family, the business, and the mansion itself are delightful and I was particularly delighted by the connection to the Parliament of World's Religions event that created a bridge to a lot of Eastern philosophy and Paul Carus' work with D.T. Suzuki. The house itself is a massive 7 stories and the general tour covers several of the main rooms while outlining the major members of the family and their history. The full tour goes throughout the entire house from the attic cupola to the basement floors and the more intricate anecdotes of the house itself. Particular favorites were the 100+ year old Cereus plant and the stunning detail in everything from the tables to the wallpaper and profusion of artifacts collected by the family. An excellent destination spot and another shout out to the great presentation of Tricia and the work done by the staff in maintaining the building and archiving of all the history therein.
Interesting old mansion with a fascinating history. We enjoyed the 1 hour tour. What makes the mansion so interesting is the mix of restored and unrestored areas. So many great vintage details! Knowledgeable staff.
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