Chicago History Museum
Enjoy the day as you explore the great history of Chicago through historical fiction stories that focus on Chicago’s colorful past as well as where this great city is heading. There are interactive maps of the cities diverse history and the ability to examine artifacts up close.
Things to Do
Sensing Chicago – Explore the sights, sounds and smells of Chicago
History a la Cart – Interactive gallery. Fun for the whole family.
Chicago History Museum Insider Tips
Illinois Resident Discount Days: Illinois residents can enjoy free admission to the museum during Illinois Resident Discount Days. Discount Days at the Museum in 2014 are: Friday, July 4, Tuesday, August 19, Thursday, August 21, Monday, August 25, Thursday, August 28 and Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the month.
If you are hungry for Breakfast, Lunch, coffee or a snack make stop by the North & Clark Café. Hours of operations are Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 3pm and Sunday 12noon – 4pm. The North & Clark Café features a diverse menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, items from the grill and more. Enjoy breakfast all-day, an assortment of snacks and delicious Intelligentsia coffee and tea. The Café also has a kids’ menu. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Free Passes from the Chicago Public Library Great Kids Museum Passports, which allow families to visit area museums for free, continue to be available at Chicago public libraries. Visit your local library branch or visit the Chicago Public Library website for more details.
Parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. The cost is $9 with validation.