Backstory and Context
Background on the house
Originally home to banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson, the Driehaus Museum is a 19th century residential building of Chicago. In 1879, Nickerson acquired the home from Buring & Whitehouse of Chicago, designers of the First National Bank where Nickerson had been president since 1867. The interior was designed by William August Fiedler, George A. Schastey & Co., and R.W. Bates & Co.
The Driehaus Museum is home to the Driehaus Collection of Fine Arts. The collection features works by Tiffany, the famous glass & furniture maker, and the Herter Brothers. The collection features both furniture and artwork. The collection is also not limited to American works but also features European works as well.
Tours can be guided and arranged but the museum also allows unguided walk-through. There are many exhibits throughout the year which can be attended.
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student with valid I.D.
$10 Youth (6-12 years)*