After having taken the General Tour, guests can choose to view the lower floors of the Mansion. This guided tour covers the Ground Floor, Gym, Basement, and Boiler Room. The Mansion houses the oldest private gymnasium in the United States, as well as most of the original equipment. The Basement is home to a veritable treasure trove of artifacts from Open Court Publishing, including printing plates, page plates, typesetting machines, draft binders, print cabinets, etc. One object in particular is universally jaw-dropping. Don’t hesitate; come and see for yourself. This 2-hour tour is for guests ages twelve and up, can take up to 8 people, and the cost is $50 per person. (NOTE: This tour does not cover the information contained in the General Tour of the lower floors.)
- All tours are limited to eight people
- Masks will be required to be worn and safe distancing guidelines must be adhered to
- No-touch temperatures will be taken on arrival, along with basic health questions
- Hand sanitizer is available
Note: You will not be mailed tickets for this tour.
|Lower Half House Tour - June 09 at 2pm||$50.00|