Tours

We offer guided tours of Glessner House (1887), a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes.  All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance.  Please see Glessner House Tours for tour times and admission fees. (Self-guided tours are not currently available).

ON EXHIBIT March 27 - April 28, 2019
Frances Glessner Lee’s extraordinary model of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, created as a birthday gift for her mother and presented to her on January 1, 1913. The model features 74 musicians with their instruments, and music stands holding music handwritten by the music director at the time, Frederick Stock. On loan from the Rosenthal Archives of the CSO.

We are open year-round, except for major holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Easter Sunday

  • Independence Day

  • Veterans Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day