Chicago History Museum
Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Mo-Sa 9:30 bis 16:30 Uhr So 12:00 bis 17:00 Uhr
1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60614

The basics

Billed as the city’s oldest cultural institution, the Chicago History Museum has a collection of over 23 million objects and documents. Housed in a beautiful, federal-style building that dates to 1932, the museum is the perfect place to learn more about the Windy City’s wealth of history. In addition to its expansive permanent collection, the museum hosts a range of temporary exhibitions, which focus on topics ranging from food and design to music and architecture. The Chicago History Museum’s busy events calendar also includes tours, talks, themed happy hours, and more.

The Chicago History Museum can be seen during Lincoln Park neighborhood tours. It can also be visited as part of the Chicago Explorer Pass scheme, or discovered independently.

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Things to know before you go

  • Tickets to the Chicago History Museum can be booked online in advance of your visit.
  • Children under the age of 18 who are Illinois residents can visit for free; children aged 12 and under from other states also have free entry.
  • Luggage, large bags, shopping bags, and other bulky items are prohibited, and must be left at the coat check.
  • The on-site North & Clark Café serves up breakfast, coffee, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers, and other hearty dishes.
  • The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and offers a wide array of accessible amenities; wheelchairs are also available to rent.
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How to get there

To reach the Chicago History Museum via public transportation, take the Brown Line to Sedgwick station or the Red Line to Clark/Division station, both of which are roughly a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, the museum is served by the 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 bus lines, and can be reached on foot, by car, and by bike.

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When to get there

The Chicago History Museum is open from morning to mid-afternoon on Monday and Wednesday–Saturday, but opens until late in the evening on Tuesday, with a shorter day on Sunday. The café opens during the day only and closes earlier than the museum.

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Lincoln Park Attractions

Conveniently, the Chicago History Museum is just a quick walk from other Lincoln Park highlights. Combine your visit with a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo, venture to North Avenue Beach, or drop by the Ulysses S. Grant Monument.

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