Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

Time Out says

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.

Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017


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

  • Cross street:
    at North Ave
  • Opening hours:
    Mon, Wed–Sat 9:30am–4:30pm; Tue 9:30am–9pm; Sun noon–5pm
  • Transport:
    El: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22, 36, 72, 73.
  • Price:
    $14; seniors and students $12; members, kids 12 and under free

What's On

  • History Until Tuesday January 21 2020 $$$$
  • Music Until Saturday August 10 2019