McCormick Mansion

A secret room at the 128-year-old McCormick Mansion, which is currently home to Lawry's The Prime Rib. The restaurant will begin offering tours of the historic mansion on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 15, Lawry's The Prime Rib will begin offering private tours of the former McCormick Mansion where the restaurant has been located since 1973.

According to a company news release, Lawry's is now accepting reservations for the tours, which can accommodate eight to 10 guests at a time. The restaurant's private guide, Shannon Tauschman, will provide visitors with an exclusive look into the mansion's history, which includes highlights such as a miniature opera workshop, secret second-level floor rooms and the Kungsholm puppet stage and lair.

Each tour ticket costs $80 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, includes cocktails, classic fare from Lawry's and elevated seasonal bites. Tours last two hours and have start times between 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Reservations must be booked 48 hours in advance and can be made by contacting Tauschman at or calling (312) 787-5000. Tours are not wheelchair-accessible, as guests must ascend and descend several flights of stairs without elevator access.


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