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Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

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Visit the National Historic Landmark Dawes House, where more than a century of history about the city is preserved in a beautiful chateau

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26 ratings15 reviews
May 19, 2019
We love to tour historical buildings, and this was more than we imagined. The house itself, was beautiful, with some interesting history and elements. But we were surprised about the life of General Dawes, who had a lengthy resume that included VP of the US. Also learned of all the community involvement of the Dawes and how much they did for Evanston. Highly recommend!
3 ratings2 reviews
May 8, 2019
Nice place
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May 7, 2019
It was very nice. The guide was super knowledgeable.
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  • $12 for a tour for 2 people ($20 value)
  • $22 for a tour for 4 people ($40 value)
  • $30 for a tour for 5-10 people ($50 value)

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required for tours of 5 or more. Please visit website for schedule of events. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Evanston History Center

The Evanston History Center covers the history of the city of Evanston—but with roots going back nearly 120 years, the Center almost deserves a historical society of its own. It's headquartered in the National Landmark home of Charles Gates Dawes, the Vice President under Calvin Coolidge. In addition to the physical building and the collection of art and artifacts, the Center also leads walking architecture tours, music performances, and ice cream socials.

  • Size: six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, two parlors, a library, a dining room, a billiard room, and a ballroom, though it doesn't have a virtual golf center
  • Eye Catcher: the house itself: a 3.5-story chateau that visitors can explore on docent-led tours every Thursday through Sunday
  • Permanent Mainstay: Milestones and Memories, a second-floor exhibit featuring such artifacts as a surgeon's case, and paintings from several centuries throughout the house
  • Don't Miss: live events, such as a lecture series on the role of WWI in the history of the city, holiday parties and ice cream socials, and walking tours exploring architecture, the lakefront, and women's history

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