Glessner House Museum offers guided tours of Glessner House (1886), a National Historic Landmark and Clarke House (1836), the City's oldest surviving building located in the adjacent Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately one hour in each house. All tours begin at our Visitor's Center located at Glessner House Museum and are timed so that the two houses may be toured back-to-back.
are open year-round, except for major holidays.
1:00 and 3:00 pm
at 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm
July 19, 2015
August 16, 2015
September 20, 2015
(Tours begin at 2:00pm)
Also available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.
Starting Point: Glessner House Museum
for museum members
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on more exciting events and programs!
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PARKING
Parking is available for all special events (NOT regular tours or Prairie Avenue Walking Tours) in a parking lot located on the west side of Indiana Avenue, one block south of 18th Street. Look for signs that read "MUSEUM PARKING ONLY." A greeter at the gate will provide you with the necessary parking permit when you arrive at the lot.
Museums Decorated for Christmas
Wednesday November 26, 2014 through Sunday January 4, 2015
Available for viewing during normal public tours and during our special Candlelight Tours (see below); group tours for 10 or more by appointment
Experience a traditional 19th century Christmas at the Clarke and Glessner House Museums this holiday season, and learn about the origins of many of our beloved traditions.
Prepaid reservations required
The time frame in which the
Auditorium Building was planned and built was a period of explosive growth
in the city of Chicago. In this lecture, William Tyre will look
at other buildings being constructed in and around downtown, the growth
of cultural and philanthropic organizations, the business leaders who
were shaping the destiny of the city, the political and social issues
that defined the era, and the construction and opening of the Auditorium,
celebration its 125th anniversary in December 2014.
Learn the history of painted canvas floorcloths and create your own using period techniques. Participants receive a prepared 2' x 3' blank and all paints and stencils will be provided. A Clarke House Museum signature event.