History Begins Here.

The sights. The sounds. The smells (yeah, even the smells). Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the city’s vast and colorful history. Only at the Chicago History Museum.

Chicago History Museum Map Getting Here
The Chicago History Museum is located at 1601 North Clark Street, at the south end of Lincoln Park at North Avenue.

From Expressway
From 90/94, exit at North Avenue, drive east to LaSalle Street and turn left. Make a left on Stockton Drive to the parking garage.

From Lake Shore Drive
From Lake Shore Drive, exit at North Avenue and drive west. Turn right on Stockton Drive to the parking garage.

Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle streets. Enter on Stockton Drive. Parking validation and handicapped parking are available.

CTA buses 11, 22, 36, 72, 73, 151 and 156 all stop nearby. For travel information, call 312.836.7000 or visit transitchicago.com.

Monday — Saturday
9:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

12:00 noon — 5:00 p.m.

Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

$14 adults
$12 seniors (65+) and
students (13-22)
Free for children 12 or under.

Admission includes your choice of a variety of audio tours and access to all special exhibitions.

For any additional information, call 312.642.4600.

All public spaces and most restrooms are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs and a listening system are available on gallery tours.
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