Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 642-4600


The Chicago History Museum (CHM) is the city’s oldest cultural institution. Founded in 1856 and incorporated in 1857 by an act of the state legislature, the Chicago Historical Society and its collection grew and opened its first building at the corner of Dearborn and Ontario Streets.

Place Information

  • Place Category


  • Place Cost Under $20
    Adults: $14 with audio tours, Seniors (65+): $12 with audio tours, Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Chicago History Museum: From the Parents


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