Glessner House


1800 S Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: 312-326-1480

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Hours:
Tour Center opens  Wed-Sun 11:30am Clarke House Museum Tours  Wed-Sun Noon, 2pm Glessner House Museum Tours  Wed-Sun 1pm, 3pm

Type:
Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums


10BEST Says

Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: The Glessner House was built in 1887 and designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson, an architect whose work inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has been painstakingly restored and preserved and includes an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century furniture and decorative art. This home holds a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements. The collection includes ceramic vases and tiles, silver, engravings, and Art Nouveau glass. The Museum offers guided tours, lectures and special programs throughout the year. It's located adjacent to the Clarke House and tours are times so that both houses may be toured back-to-back.

Historic Sites: The Glessner House was built in 1887 and is the home of Henry Hobson Richardson Glessner, an architect whose work inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has been painstakingly restored and preserved and includes an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century furniture and decorative art. This home holds a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements. The collection includes ceramic vases and tiles, silver, engravings, and Art Nouveau glass.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: "Book the Clarke House tour right afterward since it's adjacent to the property."

Best for Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center Because: The Glessner House Museum features a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: The Glessner House was built in 1887 and designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson, an architect whose work inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has been painstakingly restored and preserved and includes an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century furniture and decorative art. This home holds a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements. The collection includes ceramic vases and tiles, silver, engravings, and Art Nouveau glass. The Museum offers guided tours, lectures and special programs throughout the year. It's located adjacent to the Clarke House and tours are times so that both houses may be toured back-to-back.

Historic Sites: The Glessner House was built in 1887 and is the home of Henry Hobson Richardson Glessner, an architect whose work inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. The house has been painstakingly restored and preserved and includes an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century furniture and decorative art. This home holds a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements. The collection includes ceramic vases and tiles, silver, engravings, and Art Nouveau glass.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: "Book the Clarke House tour right afterward since it's adjacent to the property."

Best for Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center Because: The Glessner House Museum features a vast assortment of pieces from the Aesthetic and English Arts and Crafts movements.

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