American Writers Museum tickets
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Monday - Sunday: 10AM - 5PM
Closed Mondays. Extended hours vary by season, see website.
Special exhibits free with paid admission. Featured in the Meijer Gallery is the temporary exhibit, Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers by Art Shay showcasing Shay’s landmark images of Nelson Algren and other notable writers. Frederick Douglass: Agitator opens June 22 in The Writer's Room. Human rights activist Frederick Douglass used his masterful speeches and writing to push for true social justice.
180 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
From the North: Take I-90 E/I-94 E to the exit for Washington Boulevard, turn left onto W. Washington Boulevard. Turn left onto Michigan Ave. The museum is on the left. See below for various parking options in the area.
From the South: Take I-90 W/I-94 W to I-55 to the Lake Shore Drive Exit. After 2 miles, take the Randolph Street exit. Turn left on Randolph and follow it for 5 blocks to Michigan Ave. See below for various parking options in the area.
From the West: Take I-290 E to the W. Congress Parkway. Turn left on S. Dearborn St. Turn right on Lake Street. Turn right onto N. Michigan Ave. The museum is immediately on the right. See below for various parking options in the area.
The AWM is easily accessible via public transit. CTA busses 2, 3, 4, 6, 26, 60, 124, 143, 146, 147, 148, and 151 have stops nearby. State & Lake and Randolph & Wabash CTA ‘L’ stations are within 2 blocks of the Museum and the Metra Millennium Station is one block south.
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