Chicago History Museum

Arts and culture


Uncover the stories that chronicle the history of Chicago and the nation at the Chicago History Museum, where visitors can experience the past and better understand the present. Group rates apply: self-guided, guided tours and on-site lunch options.

Attraction Type: Museum and Research Center
Group Rates:  Free admission for Illinois schools; out-of-state schools please call for rates
Special Rates: On-site lunch options available.

Seasonal Dates: Open year round except: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
Bus Parking Fee: Loading and unloading in front of Museum only.
Driver Rate: Comp
Escort Rate: Comp
Deposit and Payment Policy: Lunch and tours payable 5 days in advance
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Must cancel 5 days prior to event to receive full refund

Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:

  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Lincoln Park conservatory
  • Peggy Notebart Nature Museum
  • Magnificent Mile
  • John Hancock Observatory
  • Second City
  • Immersive Van Gogh

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1601 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 312-799-2251
Fax: 312-266-8377


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