Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, Ill. 60201
Cost: $10, members free
Hours: Dawes House Tours: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday
Explore hidden staircases and ring the bell for servants at the Charles Gates Dawes House, a National Landmark Home that includes all original furnishings. Wheelchair accessible and an elevator inside to get to the second floor. Closes in the summer during extreme heat because they do not have air conditioning; call ahead.