Located at the intersection of Clark Street & North Avenue in Lincoln Park, the Chicago History Museum has an impressive 22 million-piece collection of historical artifacts, photographs, documents, as well as a world-renowned costume collection. If you live in Chicago or visit here and are curious about the city’s past, present and future, the Chicago History Museum should be your first stop.


Museum Week is the perfect time to check out Chicago’s unique history. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibitions that grapple with issues of race and civic justice and delve into dynamic programming around this theme.

Discounts & Deals

25% off admission (Monday and Wednesday – Friday)

FREE admission Tuesdays

10% off admission (Saturday – Sunday)

20% off membership*

Adult group tours $12 admission per person with minimum group of 10 people.

*Offer valid between January 18-26, 2017. May be purchased on site, or by phone.

Special events & Exhibits

Monday, January 22, 1:30 PM: History Highlights Gallery Tour
Hop on a 30 minute tour of the Museum’s cornerstone exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America and discover the highlights of Chicago’s history.
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Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 – 9:00 PM: History Happy Hour
Join us, raise a glass, and learn more about the city you love! This late night Museum celebration offers tours of Museum spaces, spirits- tasting and more – all while a DJ spins records.
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Opening Week: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photography Exhibit
Dr. King spent time in Chicago protesting northern discrimination, particularly in housing and education. Fifty years after his assassination, this photography exhibition asks visitors to consider how Dr. King’s work remains relevant today.
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Race: Are We So Different? Exhibition
People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community, strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The Chicago History Museum offers an unprecedented look at the history, science and social experiences of race and racism in the United States in this new exhibition. See it before it closes!
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$16 adults
$14 seniors (65+)
$14 students (13 to 22)
Free for children 12 and under
All admission includes audio tours
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Monday, Wednesday – Saturday
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

9:30 AM to 7:30 PM

12:00 noon to 5:00 PM


1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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