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Hours:
Tues.- Sat. 10am- 5pm; Sun. 12pm- 5pm

When to Go:
Free on Sundays

Age Restriction:
All ages

Nearest Transit:
56th St. - No. 4-Cottage Grove CTA Bus

Important Information:
Closed on Mondays and national holidays

Quick Facts

  • The DuSable Museum of African American History provides context and perspective on the history of African Americans in Chicago.
  • The DuSable Museum Chicago features a collection of local artifacts and exhibitions, as well as broader American exhibits sure to interest Chicago travelers of all different backgrounds.
  • The DuSable Museum offers free admission on Sundays, however donations are greatly appreciated.

Address:
740 E. 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
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Sherelle Griffin

Joined: October 2011

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Overall:
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Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 5/10

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Visit DuSable Museum for free!

I enjoy attending the free annual outdoor arts and crafts in mid-July.   There is also music and a few food vendors.   If you can't make it on SDundays for the free admission Chicagoans can visit a branch of the Chicago Public Library to check out a museum passport pass (with their library card) that gives free family admission to a selected museum including the DuSable, Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, etc

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Chicago History Museum Features 15,000 Pieces of African American Memorabilia

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Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $10.00
  • Child Price
    $3.00
  • Senior Price
    $7.00
  • Student Price
    $7.00

Summary

Features: The DuSable Museum of African-American History is one of the most culturally-relevant museums in Chicago. Featuring revolving exhibitions and an impressive permanent collection detailing the cultural heritage of African Americans in Chicago, the DuSable Museum is appropriate for all ages and is as interesting as it is informative.   

Why We Go: Not only is the DuSable Museum of African American History one of the most impressive Chicago history museums, but it also serves as a HUB for local artists and hosts an annual arts and crafts fair each July.

  • Exhibits: Past and present exhibits at the DuSable Museum Chicago include a presentation on African-Americans in aerospace, as well as a permanent exhibit on Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American museum.
  • Chicago Events: The DuSable Museum of African American History regularly hosts Chicago's most involved African American writers, filmmakers and musicians. Check the Chicago events calendar ahead of time for information on informative upcoming events at this history museum in Chicago.
  • America and Beyond: Explore impressive exhibits centered around Africa and other regions nearby at the DuSable Museum Chicago.

Inside Knowledge: The DuSable Museum of African American History was founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Burroughs and has since come to acquire more than 15,000 pieces of historical memorabilia.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Check Out the Film Showings: The DuSable Museum of History Chicago regularly hosts prominent African American filmmakers to showcase their work and engage in Q & A sessions after the film. 
  • Do Ask Questions: Don't be afraid to ask questions at the DuSable Museum Chicago, as their helpful staff is happy to direct you towards helpful research guides and relevant memorabilia and artifacts. 
  • Don't Miss the Workshops: Workshops and lectures at the DuSable Museum of African American History have included performances by local choir groups, as well as lectures on lesser-known historical facts regarding African Americans in Chicago. 
  • Don't Bring in Food or Drink: Also prohibited at this popular Chicago history museum are animals, backpacks, video cameras and umbrellas.

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Tour Review : DuSable Museum of African American History


Sherelle Griffin

Joined: October 2011

xxx.xxx.118.35

Overall:
5
Location:
5
Information:
5
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 5/10

Went with:

The tour was:

Visit DuSable Museum for free!

I enjoy attending the free annual outdoor arts and crafts in mid-July.   There is also music and a few food vendors.   If you can't make it on SDundays for the free admission Chicagoans can visit a branch of the Chicago Public Library to check out a museum passport pass (with their library card) that gives free family admission to a selected museum including the DuSable, Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, etc