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The Jane Addams Hull House


Activity Overview

Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace prize for her efforts on championing social work in the United States. The Hull House was a settlement house Jane co-founded with Ellen Gates Starr in 1889 to serve as a place to live in for European migrants. Today, the Hull House is a designated Chicago Landmark and a US National Historic Landmark.

Things to Do

  • The Hull House is small but it is filled with more than 5,500 artifacts surrounding the life and work of Jane Addams. Learn more about her through oral histories told by residents, textiles woven in the house, pottery, furnishings, and clothing from the period. You can choose to take a public guided tour or go around the house on your own. Guided tours are conducted on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1PM.
  • Individuals who are interested with social justice will be inspired by Jane's works. The exhibits also resonate with present issues as these tackle discussions on gender, race and ethnicity.
  • Check their calendar for book signing events, forums, and film screenings. Also visit the museum's store at the second floor to purchase shirts and books along with other souvenirs.

The Jane Addams Hull House Insider Tips

  • Free entrance but suggested donation is $5.
  • It is ideal to take the public transport going to The Hull House but if you want to drive, parking spaces are available across the location.

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