Open today 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Included with General Admission





(Ages 65+)



(13-22 with ID)



(Free for ages 12 and younger)

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.

Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excluding December 19 and 26

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.

Prices subject to change.

  • Address

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

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

  • Monday
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday - Saturday
  • 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday
  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Research Center Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday
  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Cafe Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 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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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.

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

Cost: $9 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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