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Included with General Admission

Adults

$19.00

Seniors

$17.00

(Ages 65+)

Students

$17.00

Students (19-22)

Children

FREE

Children (18 & under if Illinois Residents)


CHM is open and ready to share Chicago stories with you as we continue our health and safety procedures. Ready to visit? Here’s what to know before you go.

 

We encourage visitors to purchase tickets in advance online. Museum capacity is limited to 275 people at a time (25%). Tickets will be timed-entry.

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*Illinois Resident Children 18 and under are FREE

*Non-Illinois Resident Children 12 and under are FREE

Access to the Research Center is by appointment only. Find more information here.

Learn about our backpack & large bag policy.

City of Chicago residents receive a $2 discount (with valid I.D.)

Thank you to Wintrust for sponsoring free Museum admission for Illinois residents 18 & under

 

It pays to be a member. Admission is free for members of the Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, and National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.

Free admission is granted to the following audiences:

US Armed Services: All active duty military and all veterans (with valid ID)

Chicago Police Department: All active duty (with valid ID)

Chicago Fire Department: All active duty (with valid ID)

Illinois Teachers (with valid ID)

Pre-Registered School Field Trips

Park Voyagers: Must show your pass.

Kids Museum Passport Holders: Must show your pass.

Museums for All: The Chicago History Museum is pleased to offer a discounted admission fee of $3 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID. A maximum of four adults is allowed per EBT card.

Blue Star Museums: The Chicago History Museum is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members.
The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

WIC: The Museum offers a discounted admission fee of $3 with verification of participation.

Prices subject to change.

  • Address

  • Chicago History Museum
    1601 N. Clark Street
    Chicago, IL 60614

    Chicago History Museum – Google Maps

  • Phone: (312) 642-4600
  • Museum Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday
  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Monday
  • -
  • Holiday Museum Hours

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Closed - Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Closed - Holiday
  • New Years Day
  • Closed - Holiday
  • Memorial Day
  • Open
  • Research Center Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday
  • 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Cafe Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Museum Map

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Getting Here

From the North

Take the Kennedy (1-90/94) to the North Avenue exit. Travel east on North Avenue two miles to Clark Street.

From the West

Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the Kennedy (I-90/94). Take the Kennedy to the North Avenue exit. Travel east on North Avenue two miles to Clark Street.

From the South

Take I-90/94W to the North Avenue exit. Go east on North Avenue to Clark Street. Alternatively, take the 1-90/94 W to 1-55N, and follow I-55N to Lake Shore Drive. Continue north to the North Avenue exit. Then go west two blocks to Clark Street.

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Transit

CTA

The Museum is easy to reach via public transportation. CTA buses 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 stop nearby. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are approximately one half-mile from the Museum.

For more information, visit transitchicago.com.

Parking

Parking

Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive.

Cost: $10 with Museum validation. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted. Specially located spots are reserved for persons using mobility devices.

Call 312-642-4600 for more information.

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