Chicago History Museum

Museums, History Lincoln Park
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Chicago History Museum

Not so long ago this vibrant museum was the stodgy ol' Chicago Historical Society, which let you cull through thousands of archived photographs and curio. Well, that library still exists, but joining it are several permanent and temporary exhibits, the largest of which is "Chicago: Crossroads of America," a treasure trove of historical objects, including a chunk of the original Fort Dearborn. Other exhibits include “Sensing Chicago” (kids swarm around the giant Chicago hot dog) and revolving displays showing off one of the world's largest costume collections.


Venue name: Chicago History Museum
Address: 1601 N Clark St

Cross street: at North Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun noon–5pm
Transport: El: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22,36,72.
Price: $14; seniors and students $12; members, kids 12 and under free
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The folks at the History Museum is incredibly knowledgable. If you want to know anything about the history of Chicago, they'll either be able to tell you or help you find out. Its location is also pretty convenient, so there's that.