Chicago History Museum
- Cultural & historical sitesIndoorsFamily-friendly
What you'll do
Explore the Chicago History Museum's artifacts, photographs and oral histories to discover moments and milestones in Chicago’s history.
Visit the Chicago History Museum with Go City®
- With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
- General admission to the Chicago History Museum included.
- Your pass also gives you access to many more Chicago attractions.
In The Great Chicago Adventure, you'll experience the intensity of the Great Chicago Fire and the splendor of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Discover the sights of the bustling Maxwell Street in the 1950s and peer down from an I-beam at the top of the Sears Tower in the 1970s.
On your visit, you’ll see how the Great Chicago Fire changed the city forever. Explore the dazzling White City of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 and trace the paths of immigration to learn how it shaped the neighborhoods' diversity.
Chicago History Museum highlights
Chicago: Crossroads of America – travel through themed galleries to relive the events that not only affected Chicagoans, but captured the world's attention. Meet the city’s most prominent leaders, immerse yourself in jazz music and climb aboard the first-ever L car.
Sensing Chicago – this multi-sensory experience will really get the kids close up and personal with the city. These immersive exhibitions include hopping on a high-wheel bicycle, hearing the Great Chicago Fire, catching a fly ball at Comiskey Park, smelling the Union Stock Yard, and diving into a giant Chicago-style hot dog.
Abraham Lincoln – in this installation, you’ll learn all about former president Abraham Lincoln, his leadership during the civil war, and his assassination.
Facing Freedom in America – examine the stories behind eight conflicts over American freedom dating from the 1850s to the 1970s. This exhibition uses artifacts, images, and interactive displays to explore everything from women’s suffrage to Japanese internment.
Jaffee History Trail – this outdoor, interpretive path includes a native species garden, the Couch Tomb, and a 13,000-pound metal relic from the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.
Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Chicago History Museum tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Chicago attractions for one money-saving price.
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Know before you go
Getting In: present your pass at the Chicago History Museum admissions desk. Children under the age of 12 are free.
Parking: public parking in conveniently located at Clark and LaSalle streets; enter on Stockton Drive. Parking is $10 with Museum validation.
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.
For more information, visit the Chicago History Museum website.
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Where you'll be
1601 North Clark Street,, null, Chicago, US
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