Help Wanted: Summer Servants Tour at Driehaus Museum
June 23 through September 1
Sunday 11 a.m.; Monday 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.; Friday 5:30 p.m.
The year is 1899, and the Nickerson family is away spending the summer season at their Cape Cod estate. Due to a recent mysterious “incident” that resulted in the dismissal of most of the household staff, the fastidious English housekeeper Mrs. Williams is conducting special interviews with prospective candidates in their absence.
As a tour participant, you are one of those prospective candidates. During this unique living history experience, guests explore the mansion’s back staircases and servants’ quarters as they discover the true historic inspiration for the “incident,” what life was like for an American servant in the Gilded Age, and how the Nickerson family’s real servants would have cared for their distinguished employers.
This tour sells quickly! Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
The approximately one-hour Summer Servants’ Tour is suitable for ages eight years and older