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Chicago History Museum

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HISTORY
7 April 2010
The Museum’s permanent exhibition, Chicago: Crossroads of America, explores the city’s economy, crises, innovation, neighborhoods & entertainment. Features include Abraham Lincoln’s death bed.
Kristen Nelhart
29 March 2010
Lincoln exhibit was awesome! Loved that they had a few personal items on display.
Chicago History
11 June 2012
We are no longer free every Monday, but Illinois residents can still enjoy free admission on specified days. See the schedule http://www.chicagohistory.org/planavisit/index/visitorinformation/#tickets
Ross Guthrie
13 November 2011
Learn about the Eastlander disaster. Shocking death toll in the Chicago River.
Richard BERNHARD-HUGHES
There is a new exhibit exploring the history of one most vibrant and interesting Chicago neighbourhoods-Lincoln Park. Definitley going there soon to see it !
Kate
29 November 2009
Worth going back to see it all.
Samantha Rangel
27 January 2015
DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A HOT DOG. Also, make sure you cop the souvenir penny documenting your said hot dog experience.
Rebecca Rodriguez
28 May 2014
If you park in the lot get your ticket validated by the museum. You will only be charged $9 for parking, instead of $15, $20 or $28. You can stay in the lot all day, ticket is good until midnight.
Jon-Paul Leduc
14 March 2014
Don't skip out on cafe. It is one of the best museum restaurants I have been to. Amazing gourmet burgers.
Adam Seger
31 January 2014
Leaning all about my city Chicago - the birthplace of House Music from the DJ's who started the movement 30 years ago
Samantha Kuhn
25 September 2013
DePaul students get in for free. Soak in the vast history of Chicago and enjoy the rotating exhibits on the second floor.
Donna Butts
29 March 2013
You must see the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit! Awesome!
Augie Spree
21 January 2013
Chicago once made more beer than Milwaukee!
Michele Doyle
22 October 2012
The best event at the museum is their History Pub Crawls...a must sign up tour!!!
Niklas Weins
20 September 2012
Don't miss the 'neighborhood' movie and the Vivian Maier photo exhibit. I think they are the best part of the museum :)
Michelle
2 September 2012
Great concise overview of Chicago's history! Perfect for introducing kids to history museums (it's relatively interactive) and for those of us that want to get a feel for our new city :)
Michael Goldman
1 February 2010
Make a Chicago e-postcard in the kids area and send it to your friends (even local ones). This area of the museum is fun for children and adults alike.
David Weathersby
12 March 2018
Incredible museum representing a incredible city.
Stefanie Kressaty
26 January 2018
Thoroughly satisfying and engaging. The docents are knowledgeable and approachable and the exhibits are not just interesting but relevant. Must-See for history buffs!
Rachel C
30 July 2017
Super informative and a good first stop for tourists! However, staff is not amazingly friendly and the exhibit layouts are somewhat confusing. However, the Vivian Maier exhibit is beautiful.
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