Children’s Program – Ice Cream Social at Glessner House

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Glessner House Celebrate the end of summer with an old-fashioned ice cream social in the beautiful courtyard of Glessner House. Enjoy ice cream and treats, popcorn, a face painter, a balloon twister, and games for the kids! FREE ADMISSION This event is generously sponsored by Lakeside Bank

Free
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Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection…

$20 – $25
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Glessner House Architecture Tour

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

These exclusive tours explore the significant architecture of Glessner House. Controversial at the time of its completion in 1887, it foreshadowed the development of modern residential architecture, and architect H. H. Richardson had a profound impact on architects to follow, including Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement to attic.…

$20 – $25
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Glessner House Free Tours on Wednesdays

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

Glessner House offers guided tours of the fully restored building, a National Historic Landmark. Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately 75 minutes. Self-guided tours are not available. All tours begin at the Visitors Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance. SPECIAL EXHIBIT In recognition of Hamilton: The Exhibition, currently open on nearby Northerly Island, we have…

Free

Courtyard Concert at Glessner House

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

Our second concert will feature Chicago's Suneetha Vaitheswaran Quartet, which entertains audiences with a broad selection of jazz standards from the great American songbook tradition. Vocalist Suneetha Vaitheswaran performs regularly at Chicago's legendary Jazz Showcase with world-class musicians Patrick Mulcahy on bass, and Gregory Arty on drums. They will join her and Paul Di Lorenzo on guitar to interpret jazz…

$10.00

Prairie Avenue Walking Tour

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

This tour will take you down Chicago’s historic Prairie Avenue, once home to Marshall Field, George Pullman, and many other business and social leaders of the late 19th century. See photos of the houses that have been lost and view the surviving mansions. Highlights will include an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Second Presbyterian Church with its collection…

The Architecture of Glessner House

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

This exclusive behind-the-scenes tour will explore the significant architecture of Glessner House. Controversial at the time of its completion in 1887, it foreshadowed the development of modern residential architecture, and architect H. H. Richardson had a profound impact on architects to follow, including Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. This special two-hour tour will focus on the architecture from basement…

Motor Row Walking Tour

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

Glessner House This walking tour down South Michigan Avenue will explore what is considered to be the largest intact early “automobile row” in the U.S. At its peak in the early 20th century, over 100 different makes of automobiles were being sold in Motor Row. More than sixty of the original showrooms survive today as the landmark Motor Row District,…

Courtyard Concert at Glessner House

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

Pack your picnic, grab your blanket and chairs, and chill your favorite beverages, it's time for Courtyard Concerts at Glessner House. Are you ready for a new gathering spot for an evening of fun with neighbors and friends, laughter, and music? The beautiful private courtyard is the perfect setting to enjoy some great local music and relax while dining al…

$10.00

A Walk Through Time

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago

This event provides the rare opportunity for visitors to tour the interiors of several 19th century homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. These homes are rarely open to the public, and during the event uenjoy viewing these privately-owned residences to discover stunning historical details like beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble,…

$50.00