We invite you to visit the Museum to experience our exhibitions, participate in our programs and events, and conduct historical research. If you were unable to find answers to all of your questions on our website, we hope you will share them with us using our online contact form linked here.
The Chicago History Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park, at the intersection of Clark Street and North Avenue.
Please send written correspondence to:
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614-6038
Telephone: (312) 642-4600
Fax: (312) 266-2077
TRS: 1 (800) 526-0857
We realize that not all researchers are able to visit the Abakanowicz Research Center in person. We provide many resources online in the research section of our website. If you require a detailed or time-critical response not found online, we may suggest that you hire a freelance researcher (PDF). If you require a response not available online, please use our contact form to send us your inquiry.
ARCHIE has a new look!
CHM’s Abakanowicz Research Center is proud to announce the unveiling of a new catalog interface (Enterprise from SirsiDynix). This new interface allows us to offer you more resources in one place and provides more accessibility and flexibility in searching. Please read more on the Museum blog.
If you have objects, images, or documents you believe would complement our collection, please review our collection donation information, which includes our collecting scope as well as the appropriate online form and contact information.
Field Trip Reservations
Due to the popularity of school group visits, reservations must be made in advance and in writing. Please use the field trip reservation form. Your visit is not guaranteed until you have received a confirmation letter from the Museum. Field trips are free for Illinois students, pre-K to grade 12. Out-of-state students are $8 each.
For all other inquiries, please use this form.