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Museum Reopening

Thursday, March 4

The Chicago History Museum is reopening on March 4—the day Chicago was incorporated as a city! Everyone gets FREE* admission on this day, so come join the fun! We will feature Chicago-style hot dogs by Vienna Beef and FREE cookies by Crockett Cookies at the North & Clark Café.

While we’re excited to share Chicago stories in person with you again, the safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority.

  • Admission occurs in timed increments. Visitors have a choice of two entry time slots: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 12:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Following state and city guidance, all visitors over the age of two must wear a mask at all times inside the Museum.

There will be signage at the Museum to guide you, but we highly recommend that you read our new safety guidelines prior to your visit.

Members and Historical Alliance, please remember to sign in to your account or register for an account if you haven’t already done so.

We can’t wait to see you!

*Reservations required

The Details



4 th

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories