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.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 800

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 4850

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 310

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 4850

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 800

Max Capacity, Theater Style 4850

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 310

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 600

Preferred Catering Providers


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

ADA Compliant

Restaurant(s) On-site

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10

Maximum Group Number 1000

Minimum Group Number 10

Average Visit/Tour Length 2. 5 hours

Separate Group Entrance

Complimentary Policy 1 per 25

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