Glessner House Museum

Glessner House Museum information

Chicago , USA
1800 S Prairie Ave
+1 312 326 1480
Getting there
Bus: 1
More information
tours adult/child $10/6, admission free Wed
Opening hours
tours 1pm & 3pm Wed-Sun
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The 1887 John J Glessner House is the premier survivor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Much of interior is reminiscent of an English manor house, with heavy wooden beams and other English-style details. Additionally, more than 80% of the current furnishings are authentic, thanks to the Glessner family’s penchant for family photos. One-hour tours take it all in.

Famed American architect Henry Hobson Richardson designed the beautiful composition of rusticated granite. The L-shaped house surrounds a sunny southern courtyard.