Open today 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

June 2019
Members   |   Members
25
Rescheduled: Members-Only Meet & Greet With Charles E. Bethea

6:00 p.m.

Meet the man responsible for the Museum's curatorial affairs and collection and hear about his plan for the future.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Walking Tour
29
Bronzeville Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your walking shoes and explore them with us!
Boat Tour, Tour
29
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
July 2019
Commemorative Day
04
60th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Museum. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and a keynote oration by our president, Gary T. Johnson, on a special topic selected by our late chief historian emeritus Russell Lewis.
Boat Tour, Tour
05
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
06
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
07
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
12
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
13
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
13
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
14
Leopold and Loeb Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
L Tour, Tour
14
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
L Tour, Tour
14
The Loop L Tour

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
14
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
19
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Bus Tour
20
Blues Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Explore Bronzeville and the South Side to discover how the Delta blues came to Chicago during the Great Migration and evolved into its own distinct sound.
Boat Tour, Tour
20
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Trolley Tour
21
Chicago: The Epicenter of Modern Design

1:00 pm

Travel by trolley to see where the aesthetic and industrial legacies began, such as the Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Montgomery Ward & Co. warehouses, Northerly Island, and the Radio Flyer factory.
Tour, Walking Tour
21
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
21
Rosehill Cemetery East

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, this walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveals the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
21
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
26
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Event
27
1919 Red Summer: Chicago Remembers

The Chicago History Museum and the DuSable Museum of African American History come together to remember the historic events of the summer of 1919.
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
27
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Boat Tour, Tour
27
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
28
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
28
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
31
Movies In The Park: My Favorite Wife

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films.
August 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
02
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
03
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
L Tour, Tour
04
Brown Line | Above The City

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an urban hike to discover the stories of Chicago neighborhoods connected by the L.
Boat Tour, Tour
04
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Special Event
09
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s affair with its multifaceted, encased meat—the hot dog!
Special Event
10
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s affair with its multifaceted, encased meat—the hot dog!
Tour, Walking Tour
10
Pilsen Murals Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Chicago is an ever-evolving city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and explore them on foot!
Bus Tour, Tour
10
Devil in the White City Bus Tour

1:00 p.m.

Inspired by Erik Larson’s best-selling book, go back to 1893 to follow the trails of Daniel Burnham and the devilish doings of H. H. Holmes.
Boat Tour, Tour
10
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Special Event
11
Chicago Hot Dog Fest

11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s affair with its multifaceted, encased meat—the hot dog!
Tour, Walking Tour
11
Union Station Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.

These walking tours highlight the best of the city—the iconic venues and features that make Chicago history both fun and unique.
Boat Tour, Tour
11
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
16
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
18
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Movies in the Park
21
Movies In The Park: Singin’ in the Rain

We’re hosting another season of Movies in the Park! Get settled on the Museum’s plaza in Lincoln Park with your chairs and blankets and enjoy these free films.
Boat Tour, Tour
23
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Haymarket Walking Tour

2:00 p.m.

Join guide Paul Durica as he leads this tour of Haymarket sites, which still have a lot to say about how to preserve free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Historic Old Town Walking Tour

10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Walking Tour
24
Glitterati on the Gold Coast Walking Tour

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Lace up your shoes and discover them on foot!
Tour, Trolley Tour
25
Hot Dog History Trolley Tour

2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Hot dogs have loomed large in Chicago history, from the World’s Columbian Exposition to ubiquitous Vienna Beef food stands, from the Union Stock Yard to Hot Doug’s.
Cemetery Tour, Tour
25
Graceland Cemetery Tour

1:00 p.m.

Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds and grand monuments, these walking tours led by historian Al Walavich reveal the history of the city’s growth and its diverse inhabitants.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
25
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
30
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
Boat Tour, Tour
31
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.
September 2019
Boat Tour, Tour
01
Chicago History Cruise

3:00 p.m.

Learn about the growth and transformation of the city’s skyline on this leisurely rive cruise.

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Create historic moments.

Sip cocktails next to one of Chicago’s first “L” cars. Dance the night away against a backdrop of Lincoln Park’s lush gardens. Celebrate your life-changing moments in a place dedicated to embracing memories.

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