American Writers Museum

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180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60601

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In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum is the first and only national museum honoring American writers and their work, with interactive exhibits and programs that celebrate the past, promote the present and inspire the future of writing in the United States.

The American Writers Museum was created to celebrate the writers and their work. Exhibits showcase the writers who helped shape our history – writers of novels, song lyrics, poetry, plays, speeches, comics, journalism, humor, and more. The museum is a modern, interactive place with sights, sounds, scents, touchscreens, and original installations.

Our programs with award-winning and bestselling authors promote today’s writers, by bringing them together with their readers. These events take readers beyond the page, to hear from their favorite authors about their books, their impact, the writing process, and the subjects they write about.

There’s something for everyone, from children’s storytimes and author talks to literary cocktail tastings.

Find Your Words!
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
Admission: $12 – Adults, $8 – Seniors (65+), $8 – Students (w/ valid ID), Children (ages 12 & younger) Free.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Max Venue Capacity 250

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 60

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250

Max Capacity, Theater Style 90

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Exhibit Space Available

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 60

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 150

Number of Meeting Rooms 5

Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space 11000

Preferred Catering Providers

Buy-out Max Capacity 250

General Facility Details

Family-friendly

Number of Retail Stores

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Student Group Friendly

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Group Amenities

Group Discounts Available


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