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Chicago History Museum

Open Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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From Chicago's sports to politics, the Union Stockyards to the Great Chicago Fire - there's so much to explore at the Chicago History Museum. Dive right in with the Museum's exhibitions and programs or get out and explore the city through guided...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Lincoln Park
+1 312-642-4600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting to see how Chicago has evolved and grown. Exhibits are easy to follow and if you like jazz then there is some level of participation you can join in with.

1  Thank peteratkinson1
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum was just what the doctor ordered. My husband and I were away with no kids for the first time in almost five years, and the kids get "booooreeed" in a museum. It was really well laid out and super enjoyable. Staff was very...More

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you truly want to learn about the history of Chicago this is the place you have to visit. The Museum covers everything from the very early days of the founding of the city to the present. You will learn about everything from the founding...More

1  Thank McWett
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are members of the Chicago History Museum, formerly the Chicago Historical Society, which is a five-minute walk from our house. Located at 1601 North Clark Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, it explores Chicago and American history. And it is never...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I really enjoyed the visit, I thought the presentation was slanted more towards race relations and strife than it needed to be. It did not show as much of the good, non conflict side of Chicago as I think would be deserved. But not...More

Thank phu14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent over 3 hours on a rainy day on a recent visit to Chicago at this museum. Wonderful exhibits and a courteous staff. If you wan to learn about the Windy City from its first settlement at |fort Dearborn till now this is a MUST...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when you visit Chicago. The museum gives you all the history of the city, so that you will understand it better when you walk the streets, enjoy the parks and absorb the amazing atmosphere. Start your visit to the city here.

1  Thank Sandtravel2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our choice for our day of sightseeing and I’m glad we allowed the day to see it. The quality of the displays is great with lots of pieces of memorabilia. The layout was organized in a way that highlighted the accomplishments and challenges...More

1  Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want to get a crash course is Chicago history? What better place to start than the Chicago History Museum.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a good hour here, some excellent exhibits to see, it has a cafe and gift store and is very close to Lincoln park and zoo. If your interested in Chicago's you should visit here.

1  Thank Nick G
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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Jeffrey G
2 August 2018|
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Response from Emily O | Property representative |
Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. Cost: $9 with Museum validation. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted... More
10 July 2015|
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Response from bhashyam | Reviewed this property |
I stay with my son .There are affordable hotels-lincoln hotel,hilton home woods apartments,The James hotel is quite near.
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27 January 2015|
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Response from GoDucks99 | Reviewed this property |
I confess that I didn't pay attention to whether they had a cafe.