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Chicago History Museum

Specialty: Chicago History
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Features: Collects, interprets and presents history of Chicago and Illinois through exhibits, tours and programs

Museum Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.
The Museum will close early at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26 and Friday, March 15.

General Admission:
Adults: $14 with audio tours
Seniors (65+): $12 with audio tours
Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours
Free for children (age 12 and younger)
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted
ADA: Wheelchair accessible

*Did you know that the Chicago History Museum is the City's Oldest Cultural Institution?


General Info

The Chicago History Museum is a research museum that collects and exhibits artifacts, images and documents pertaining to the history of our city, state and country.
The museum's mission is to:
  • To expand audiences for history
  • To be a leader in history education
  • To be a premier research institution
Since its move over a decade ago to its current home, it has achieved its goals and continues to strive to be an important contributor to our city.
The Chicago History Museum has a unique way of bringing our history to life. Among its exhibits; “We the People”, about our Revolution and our Constitution; “A House Divided”, about the Civil War and the contributions of Abraham Lincoln; "The Chicago Fire;" "Chicago Politics;" "Chicago Architecture;" and of course; the "Black Sox of 1919" and "Al Capone."
The Perfect Place For: Learning about Chicago, Illinois and U.S. history


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