The historic mansion turned steakhouse kicks off monthly series of mansion tours starting January 25, giving guests a look into the building’s obscure past.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib (100 E. Ontario St.) gives guests an exclusive look into the 127-year-old McCormick Mansion’s past by offering its popular historic mansion tours monthly in 2020. Tours will take place at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, Saturday, February 22, and Saturday, March 28 (dates for the remainder of 2020 will be released at a later date). Housed in the 1890’s McCormick Mansion turned Kungsholm Puppet Theatre, the timeless steakhouse is packed with three eras of history. The restaurant’s guided tours provide visitors a glimpse into the rarely seen second level of the former mansion, including a peek at 1950’s original puppets from the Kungsholm Puppet Theatre days, a puppet stage and lair, secret rooms, and a miniature Opera workshop. The tour, which even features spooky stories recounted by the staff, includes a variety of seasonal bites and cocktails at various stops along the way. Tour duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes; reservations are required. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests will be guided up and down various flights of stairs with no elevator access.