Completed in 1876, this stately Second Empire masterpiece is a National Landmark. Designed by W. W. Boyington, architect of the famous Chicago Water Tower, the structure remains virtually unaltered. The Mansion, with its seven levels, fifty-seven rooms, and approximately 16,000 square feet, is as unique on the interior as it is on the exterior. The home boasts beautiful intricate parquet floors and hand painted ceilings.
The Hegeler Carus Mansion was also a site for historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing, and religion. Visitors today experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family, whose history is woven tightly with the area, Illinois, the United States, and internationally.
One hour tours are available Wednesday through Sunday at noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.