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

Chapin Mansion

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  

Renovations are ongoing at the Historic Chapin Mansion!
We look forward to reopening for tours in July. Please check back for an exact date.

Current projects include:
Front porch and upper balcony repair
Installation of an ADA accessibility ramp
Dining Room wood floor restoration

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

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