Chicago History Museum in Chicago, IL
1601 N. Clark Street • Chicago, IL 60614
Located near North Avenue Beach, The Second City and more, Chicago History Museum offers a fun and interactive attraction for families, groups and couples alike to learn about The Windy City’s rich history. Visitors can visit exciting exhibits like “Sensing Chicago”, which allows guests to ride a high-wheel bicycle, catch a fly ball at Comiskey Park, learn about Great Chicago Fire and more.
How much is parking?
Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive. The cost is $9 with Museum validation; Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Chicago History Museum welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone.
Do you offer wheelchair rentals?
They do offer wheelchairs for your use free of charge; please inquire at the Ticket Desk. Supply is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Does my admission include an audio tour?
Yes, you can stop by the Visitor Center for iPods preloaded with our five tours, two of which are available in Spanish, as well as rotating selections for temporary exhibitions. To take the Museum’s tours home, purchase the Chicago History Museum app for your Apple or Android device. It’s only $1.99.
Is my child under 12 years old need an admission ticket?
Children 12 and younger are free.
Does the museum offer a place to eat?
They have the North and Clark Café which features a diverse menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, items from the grill and more.Enjoy all-day breakfast, an assortment of snacks and delicious Intelligentsia coffee and tea. The Café also has a kids’ menu.
Is there a gift shop?
Yes, in the Museum Store, you’ll find books, DVDs, children’s toys, and more—all relating to Chicago and its history.
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