The Chicago History Museum should be any traveler’s first stop to discover the rich and vibrant history of Chicago.

Visit the Chicago History Museum with a Go Chicago pass 

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • General Admission to the Chicago History Museum included
  • Your pass also gives you access to many more Chicago attractions

The Chicago History Museum is a building with a rich history of its own, having been constructed in 1856 only to be burned during the Great Fire of Chicago and then completely destroyed by a second fire three years later. The institution has risen from the ashes to become one of the most comprehensive museums in the country, and now boasts a range of permanent and temporary exhibits to keep visitors old and young entertained.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday: 9:30AM - 9PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. Please see the website for the most up to date information.

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your Go Chicago pass at the Chicago History Museum admissions desk and you're in – no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the Chicago attractions included on your pass. 

Please Note: On rare occasions, this attraction closes early due to private functions beyond the control of Go City. Free for children 12 and under every day.

Getting there

Chicago History Museum

US, IL, Chicago, 60614, 1601 North Clark Street,


1601 North Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60614
United States

Closest Bus Stop

Take CTA: Buses 11, 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156.