Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum - Lincoln's Chicago Exhibit
Chicago History Museum - Lincoln's Chicago Exhibit

Chicago History Museum

If you are intrigued by Chicago?s rich past, then your first stop in the city should be the Chicago History Museum.

Home to some fabulous exhibitions and collections, the Chicago History Museum aims to inform the present and future by showcasing the past.

In addition to exhibitions, the museum also gives you a chance to step outside the building through a variety of city tours.

Other attractions include the following:

  • Chicago: Crossroads of America: The Museum’s permanent exhibition on Chicago history, Chicago: Crossroads of America explores the city’s greatest triumphs and trials from the Great Chicago Fire to the World’s Fairs.
  • Imagining Chicago Diorama Hall: Get a bird’s eye view of Chicago as you peer through the Museum’s miniature dioramas depicting scenes in the city’s history from its founding to the World’s Fair of 1893.
  • Sensing Chicago: Did you know that history is stinky, noisy, beautiful and delicious? Kids can experience the city’s history with all five senses in the Sensing Chicago children’s exhibition.
  • Chicago Treasures: Discover a variety of treasures from Chicago history from a custom lowrider complete with neon lights to the death bed of beloved president Abraham Lincoln.

The Chicago History Museum also hosts various special events including Fourth of July festivities, theater performances, and inspiring lectures.

Please call 312.642.4600 for reservations.

The Chicago History Museum is located at 1601 N. Clark St. in Chicago?s Old Town neighborhood.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

312.642.4600
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