Glessner House Museum is located at 1800 South Prairie Avenue, on the southwest corner of Prairie Avenue and 18th Street. Prairie Avenue is two blocks east of Michigan Avenue and 18th Street is two miles south of downtown Chicago.  When you arrive at the house, enter through the front door facing Prairie Avenue; the Visitors Center is immediately inside to your right.

Nearby Accomodations

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Public Transportation

From outlying neighborhoods, take any inbound bus or subway/elevated line into the Chicago downtown “Loop” area. Once in the downtown area, walk to Michigan Avenue and catch the #3 King Drive or #4 Cottage Grove bus. Ride the bus southbound to the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and 18th Street. Walk 2 blocks east to the Glessner House Museum Visitors Center.  

We are also just a 12-minute walk from the new Green Line Cermak/McCormick Place station and a 15-minute walk from either the Cermak-Chinatown or Roosevelt stations on the Red Line.  Call 312.836.7000 or visit for further public transit travel information.


Parking near Glessner House is limited. There is on-street parking on 18th Street and Indiana Avenue. Metered parking is available on Michigan Avenue.  The remaining streets are zoned for resident permit parking only.  If visiting the museum during a Soldier Field or Wintrust Arena event, please stop in the Visitors Center to obtain a parking placard before parking.

Pre-paid parking reservations may be scheduled in advance via these services: