Virtually unaltered since its completion over a century ago, the Hegeler Carus Mansion (1874) is an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design, as well as serving as the birthplace for Open Court Publishing Company. This 57 room, 16,000 square foot, Second Empire building designed by noted architect
W.W. Boyington is the site of historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing, religion, and education; and is one of the keys to the rich history of the Illinois Valley.
Visitors will experience the grandeur of August Fiedler's interior design as they tour the Mansion and learn about the Hegeler and Carus families, their businesses, and their contributions to the Midwest, the nation, and the world.
Wednesday - Sunday:
12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm
Closed major holidays