Chicago History Museum


1601 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60614

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The Chicago History Museum offers exhibitions and public programs that share Chicago’s stories, illuminating the city’s past, engaging visitors in the city’s present, and pointing to Chicago’s bright future. Storytelling is at the core of who we are as humans, and it is how we learn, identify ourselves, and connect to others. In “American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago”, diverse stories of life experiences of Muslim people living in Chicago are shared in order to build connections in our communities through listening and understanding. Chicago’s legacy as a vibrant center of streamlined design is highlighted in “Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America”, open now through April 12, 2020. Our upcoming exhibition, “Millions of Moments: The Chicago Sun-Times Photo Collection”, opens March 28th and will feature 150 images that reveal the real Chicago through the lenses of award-winning Sun-Times photographers, spanning from the 1940’s to the early 2000’s. Permanent exhibitions include Chicago: Crossroads of America, Facing Freedom, Sensing Chicago, and Lincoln’s Chicago. Visit or call 312-642-4600 for visitor information and for a full schedule of museum public programs and events.

Group Amenities

Complimentary Policy 1 per 25

Separate Group Entrance

Average Visit/Tour Length 2. 5 hours

Minimum Group Number 10

Maximum Group Number 1000

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10

Restaurant(s) On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Hours of Operation 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Saturday; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday


Preferred Catering Providers

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 600

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 310

Off-Site Catering Allowed

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 4850

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 800

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 4850

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 310

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 4850

Max Venue Capacity 800

Private Meeting Space Available

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