Chicago History Museum Tours

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Much of the history of the United States took place in Chicago, so it makes perfect sense that the city’s history museum features extensive collections of historic artifacts from both Chicago and America as a whole. One exhibit, with over 600 objects, focuses solely on the city’s growth and influence on American history. There is also a research center on site, and the museum serves both to discover and protect Chicago’s history.

The museum has been in operation since 1856. Unfortunately much of the museum’s early collection was lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, but the museum resurged (in a now fireproof building.) The museum demonstrates eight times in history America fought for its freedom, including extensive information regarding the life of Abraham Lincoln. You’ll find exhibits on everything from sports memorabilia to past public transportation to blues and jazz music in Chicago. With paintings, books, manuscripts, sculptures, and photographs, the collection has an impressive amount on local display.

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The museum is located at 1601 N. Clark St. Parking is available at the corner of Stockton and LaSalle Street, or take the Red, Brown, or Purple ‘L’ lines to Clark/Division or Sedgwick stops. It is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Sundays from 12-5 pm.
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Address: 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois, USA 60614, USA
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Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am–4:30pm Sun 12:00pm–5:00pm
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Admission: Adults: $14; Children: free
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