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

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 2019 Tour Schedule  

Guided tours of the Chapin Mansion are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 1:00pm through December.       

Admission is $5 per person and free for ages 12 and under.
May be closed holiday weekends. Please call to confirm hours.
Call 269-845-4054 or email us for Tour Schedules as the Mansion will close periodically for historic restoration.
Look for special events to take place throughout the year. 

Renovations are ongoing at the Historic Chapin Mansion!

Future projects include:
Update of heating system
Electrical updates
Exterior painting of window frames

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

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. 

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