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Chicago History Museum

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Chicago History Museum

Located at the edge of Lincoln Park, the Chicago History Museum should be any traveler’s first stop in discovering the rich and vibrant history of Chicago. The Museum has an impressive 22 million-piece collection of historical artifacts, documents, and photographs, in addition to a world-renowned costume collection. The Museum is particularly known for its extensive collection of artifacts from the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln.


Monday–Saturday 9:30 am–4:30 pm, Sunday, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm.
Please note, Go Chicago Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.


Thanksgiving,Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

Present your Go Chicago Card at the admissions desk.


On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions, outside ofthe control of Smart Destinations. Free for children 12 and under every day.


1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Driving Directions

Lake Shore Drive or Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to North Ave. exit. The Museum is on the northeast corner of North Ave. and Clark Street. Parking is available at Clark and LaSalle Streets. Enter on Stockton Drive.

Public Transportation

Take CTA: Buses 11, 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156.

The Museum currently features an exhibition on Chicago history entitled 'Chicago: Crossroads of America' which explores the legacy of Chicago's music, art, culture, commerce, politics, and architecture. The Children's Gallery exhibition, 'Sensing Chicago,' enables visitors to explore Chicago's history through the five senses.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

A Main museum in Chicago
By Karla Verified Reviewer from México on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago History Museum:

This museum for me is the main museum of Chicago. It gives an important, helpfull general información of Chicago's history, not Boring at all, and is one of the chapeaste museums that includes, if you need, the audio guide for the same price. It let visitors know about, the big fire, the gangster, sports, archtecture, Indiana chicagoans, where Chicago's name come from, shopping, traditional pizza and h. Dogs, música/blues, why people decide to set in Chicago, which is the Flag of Chicago and IT design, etc. Also you can take a photo of you and make a post card with Chicago caracteristic places tan can be e-Mail for free. other good free museum, as a fact, is the mexican art museum.

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My Kind of Town!
By Heather from Dallas, TX on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago History Museum:

Want to learn more about the development of the great city Chicago? The History Museum has it all! It's great for basic outlines on how the city came to be what it is, the museum will take you through several There are highlights on Chicago crime, Al Capone, Chicago architecture, industry, jazz, and food! Not to mention the nice set of displays and things you can actually touch.

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 312-642-4600

Website: www.chicagohistory.org

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