Discover one of the nation's finest examples of the American Aethstetic style at the Historic Chapin Mansion. 
 

NEW! - Chapin Mansion Virtual Tour

Porch view with doors

Henry and Ruby Chapin constructed their magnificent home in 1882. Donated to the City of Niles in 1933 it served as City Hall and is now administered by the Niles History Center.  

Chapin Mansion  Tour Schedule  


The Chapin Mansion remains closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please continue to check our website for updates. 

Check out the Niles History Center's new interactive digital tour of the Historic Chapin Mansion

Virtual visitors can “tour” the house at their own pace. The technology is user-friendly, accessible for anyone with a computer and internet access. The Niles History Center recommends using a computer rather than a smartphone for the best experience. **If using an Android phone we recommend pasting the link in your internet browser.**

Chapin Mansion Virtual Tour 

Mansion interior


Colorful stained glass windows, beveled mirrors, impressive brass chandeliers, beautiful hand-carved wood work and nine fireplaces will transport you back to the ornate Aethstetic period of the 1880s.  

Tours of the Chapin Mansion are led by trained docents and allow visitors an inside look into this beloved Niles landmark. 

You can help be a part of history! Contact Christina Arseneau, Niles History Center Director,  to make your donation today.

For more information contact: 

Christina Arseneau, Director
Niles History Center
508 E. Main Street
Niles, MI 49120 
269-845-4054, x 4010
HCdirector@nilesmi.org

Mollie Kruck Watson, Assistant Director
Niles History Center
508 E. Main Street
Niles, MI 49120 
269-845-4054 ext. 4013
mwatson@nilesmi.org