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DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center
  • Minority-owned business


740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago IL 60637

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CCelebrating over 50 years of sharing history, DuSable Museum of African American History is the nation’s first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Exhibits, concerts, films, children’s events and literary discussions are just a few of the institution’s various programs offered. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday. 10am- 5pm; Sunday. 12pm- 5pm: Admission: $10 Adults; $7 Students and Seniors; $ 3 Children ages 6 through 13; Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. Sundays are FREE to all (with the exception of MLK Day). Permanent Exhibitions: “Freedom, Resistance and the Journey Toward Equality”;”Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Forces”; “A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story” “Africa Speaks”; and The Ames Mural.

Group Amenities

Complimentary Policy1 chaperone per 10 students

Motorcoach ParkingOff-site

Average Visit/Tour Length1 - 2 hours

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate10



American Express

Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Complimentary On-site Parking

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Hours of Operation11:00AM - 4:00PMnWednesday through SundaynCLOSED: Monday and Tuesday


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Minority Owned Business

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