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American Writers Museum

180 Michigan Avenue Suite 505, Chicago

General Admission for One, Two, or Four at American Writers Museum (Up to 54% Off)

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Visitors explore the past and present of the American literature to rediscover their love for reading or get inspired to write in the future

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1 ratings1 reviews
1 day ago
This museum is a national treasure.
2 ratings1 reviews
3 days ago
Perfect little place for a cozy stop to read and learn about our poets of a lifetime!!
1 ratings1 reviews
November 29, 2021
It's like walking through the history of the United States through writing. The hall that displays of writers has some very interesting facts and summaries about all sorts of authors, writers, and essayists. My favorite part was being able to use a typewiter to write whatever I wanted. It's a place worth checking out and leaves you thinking there's so much more out there to read and say.
Kellitop reviewer
19 ratings15 reviews
November 16, 2021
Had a great time. Lots to learn and see and very interactive! Had never been before, highly recommended for the avid reader!
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November 10, 2021
What a wonderful experience! We could have spent all day reading each and every factoid and piece of literature the museum had to offer. Inspired both of us to go home and work on our own writing.
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58 ratings48 reviews
November 1, 2021
Small but fun interactive museum.
2 ratings1 reviews
October 30, 2021
Loved the multi-media would be easy to spend several hours. The video interviews of various refugee/immigrant writers was very thought-provoking. Using the typewriter (after 40 years away from it) reminded me of how much I love that feel of the keys. Making your own bookmark of favorite books was a nice treat. ENJOY!
3 ratings1 reviews
October 24, 2021
We love the museum! Friendly staff, fun & interactive content.
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About This Deal

  • Families and children can celebrate the enduring influence of American writers on history, identity, or culture
  • Free admission for children aged 12 and under
  • The interactive exhibits aim to combine different perspectives to American writers and their works that are a part of human history
  • Reduced-rate parking for the vehicle is available when pre-purchased online; click here to pre-purchase parking at Millennium Garages.

Free Poe Tour for Spooky Season with Private Group Adult Admission for 10, Valid Thursday - Monday

  • Visitors are guided through museum exhibits by an AWM storyteller to learn about the works of Poe and other writers he inspired
  • Experience the American Writers Museum with a group of 10 by October 31, 2021 and receive a discounted admission rate and a complimentary Edgar Allan Poe-themed tour. Our engaging and fun Storytellers will take your group through our exhibits on a journey full of fright, mystery, and suspense. Visitors can dive into Poe’s work like never before and see how his legacy continues to impact the world today. Poe is credited for crafting several forms of short fiction including horror, science fiction, and the detective story. 
  • Appointments are required for this option. Please follow voucher instructions after purchase. 

The American Writers Museum’s COVID-19 Precautions

  • Masks that cover mouth and nose are required to enter the building and the museum and must be kept on at all times.
  • Safe physical distancing of six feet between is required
  • Gloves and styluses are available to promote safe interaction with museum exhibits
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum.
  • Regular cleaning of contact surfaces per CDC recommendations.
  • Employee health screenings.

  • Note that state and local guidelines are changing regularly. Please check The American Writers Museum’s website or contact them for their latest guidelines.

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for Group Tours. Limit 1 per person(s), may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 120 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About American Writers Museum

Throughout history, writers have influenced history and culture to become a voice of people's daily lives. The American Writers Museum aims to celebrate American authors past and present by engaging and educating the public through a variety of innovative and dynamic exhibitions.

  • Size: six walk-through exhibits with interactive kiosks and displays of American authors and writing styles
  • Eye Catcher: The Mind of a Writer exhibit featuring an interactive display where guests can write stories on paper, typewriters, or digital devices and post them on the museum's story wall
  • Permanent Exhibits: The Stead Family Foundation Writers Hall, A Nation of Writers, Wintrust Chicago Gallery, and the Negaunee Foundation Children's Literature Gallery showcasing American children's book authors as well as a space to read and interact
  • Visiting Exhibit: "My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today" and "Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable"
  • Don't Miss: To explore the AWM Virtual Hub for online offerings including virtual exhibits, programs, podcasts and more, visit the American Writers Museum's website."