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Hegeler Carus Mansion
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in LaSalle
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

I've always wanted to see this mansion. With a $10. donation per person, you can see one floor of the mansion which is amazing! You can become a member and schedule to see the upstairs which I would like to do sometime. The home needs much restoration yet, but when it's complete, it will be beautiful! So if you love old word work and architecture, then this mansion is a must see!

5  Thank sunshinesandy32
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We saw rooms on 2 floors of a 7 floor house. They are slowly restoring it. All of the owners belongings are still in the house. But the beauty the house had was still very evident. Tricia our guide was wonderful and really cared for the house. Very enthusiastic in her presentation. Definitely a must see for people who love very old mansions.

5  Thank willpack2
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

If you like history or antiques you will LOVE this tour. It was very interesting and I absolutely loved the older English woman that headed the tour. I wish I could remember her name, she was wonderful. She did mention that it is fun to return and get a different tour guide because with each one you see it from a different perspective. I went with my 8 year olds cub scout troup and they all loved it. This is for people of all ages and I think it is awesome that this place has been preserved. I highly recommend it. I am actually planning to go again this week.

6  Thank Kishauwau
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TheBackyardTourist, Manager at Hegeler Carus Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Thank you for your kind words! We are very please that you enjoyed your visit to the Hegeler Carus Mansion. All of our docents love to share the house stories with guests. I will be sure to let Denise, (your tour guide) know that you wrote. She will be thrilled that you mentioned her!

Please come visit us again soon!

Thank you for letting others know that you enjoyed your tour.

Kelly Klobucher, Executive Director, Hegeler Carus Foundation

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

A beautiful, unique and historically significant building in LaSalle Illinois. It is the former home of the Hegeler-Carus family built in the late 19th century with architectural style and technology that were new for the time and are still beautiful and interesting today as it has been and continues to be restored to its original excellence. More than that, it was the place of origin of the Open Court Publishing Company, started by Edward Hegeler who with Dr. Paul Carus made it a center of literature sand learning focusing n the philosophy of science and religion. The mansion continues to be a center of thought in these areas, hosting frequent conferences and seminars for scholars in these fields.
The staff now operating the mansion and leading the way in restoration efforts do so with skill and endless enthusiasm for their mission. Tours of the mansion are available to the public and are fascinating. Not to be missed!

3  Thank Danjcksn
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a must see if you are interested in history and antiques. The mansion was beautiful, the history was very interesting, there were many antiques in excellent condition, and the tour guide was very knowledgable to the historical facts surrounding the family, the mansion, costs, construction, the factory, ect. We will definitely be back!

5  Thank Tiffany V
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