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American Writers Museum


180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60601

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Your Place To Entertain! The American Writers Museum is a colorful and interactive space that can accommodate up to 250 people for any type of meeting, social event or group celebration. Plan your next event at the American Writers Museum, where every event tells a story. The AWM’s state-of-the-art event spaces bring private events to life against the backdrop of the history of American writings, providing a truly unique experience. Private events held in the museum have exclusive access to all exhibits and guests can enjoy food and drink while exploring the museum. This gem of a museum is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, steps from hotels and other cultural attractions.

Submit an event request online at Any questions should be directed to or 312-374-8770.

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy URLView Policy

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Wheelchair Accessible

Student Tours

Motorcoach ParkingOff-site

Average Visit/Tour Length30-60 minutes

Team Building Activities Offered

Maximum Group Number50

Group Discounts Available

Attraction Pass Partner

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate10

Miles from O'Hare Airport17.5

Miles from Midway Airport12.8

Miles from Navy Pier1.2

Miles from McCormick Place2.6

Miles from Downtown0.6




American Express

Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOff-site

Number of Retail Stores

Hours of OperationThursdays through Mondays from 10 am to 5 pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Military Discount

Buy-out Max Capacity250

Preferred Catering Providers

Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space11000

Number of Meeting Rooms5

Largest Room, Theater Capacity100

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)150

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)60

Exhibit Space Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style90

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)250

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)60

Video Conferencing Available

Max Venue Capacity250

Private Meeting Space Available

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Group Breakfast Available

Box Lunches Available

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