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DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center


740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago IL 60637

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  • Minority Owned
  • Black Owned

Celebrating over 60 years of sharing history, the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center 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: Wednesday – Sunday. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission: $12.50 Adults/Chicago Residents ($14.50 Non-Residents; $9 Students and Seniors/Chicago Residents ($11.00 Non-Residents); $4 Children ages 6 through 11/Chicago Residents ($5 Non-Residents); Children under the age of 6 are admitted FREE. Wednesdays are FREE to all. Exhibitions include: “Freedom: Origin and Journey “Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of Blacks in the Armed Forces”; “The Harold Washington Story”, Equiano. Stories,” “The March” 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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Black Owned

Minority Owned Business

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